Articles by Craig Wilson
3WM makes the switch in August
HORSHAM based radio station 3WM will soon be heard across Ararat with a new FM service to be switched on in August.
Pomonal walking track upgrade underway
WORK is underway to redevelop the Tunnel Road Track Loop in Pomonal, a project developed by Ararat Rural City Council and the Pomonal Progress Association to enhance visitor connections into the Grampians National Park.
Connecting some of the region’s most spectacular peaks and trails, the Pomonal Linkage Strategy aims to enhance the existing Tunnel Loop Track by creating a dedicated walking trail from Pomonal township into the national park.
$200,000 has been provided by the Victorian Government as part of the National Disaster Recover Funding Arrangements targeting assistance for communities at risk of disaster.
Walking track receives strong support
A proposal from the Green Hill Lake Development Board to construct a walkway around the entire lake has received overwhelming support from the public.
Close to 30 people attended a public meeting last week where the proposal was discussed at length.
The board is seeking council support to apply for government funding for an all abilities walking track around the entire seven kilometres of the lake.
Unchanged committee for senior citizens
ARARAT Senior Citizens will have an unchanged committee for the next 12 months following the group’s Annual General Meeting last week.
Salvos appeal for warm clothes and blankets
ARARAT’s Salvos Store needs the local community to dig deep this winter
By donating warm clothes and blankets, local residents will be helping others and will earn a discount at Salvation Army stores.
The Salvos are encouraging the local community to dig deep into wardrobes and linen cupboards for warm items to donate to ensure their store is kept stocked with winter woollies during the colder months.
Art students explore climate change in new exhibition
ARARAT Gallery TAMA’s latest community-driven exhibition offers thought-provoking art that explores themes surrounding climate change.
A group of Year 9 Art Students from Marian College have created a series of relief sculptural works in response to how they have seen climate change affect their environment.
Torch relay coming to Ararat
IN 2023, one of Australia’s most respected institutions Legacy will celebrate 100 years, to be marked with a 50,000 kilometre torch relay.
The torch will travel through 100 locations, carried by approximately 1,500 Torch Bearers to mark the significant contribution Legacy has made to the widows and families of veterans.
The relay begins on Anzac Day, 25 April 2023, in Pozieres, France and will travel to London and then continue its tour throughout Australia.
Ararat has been chosen to host a leg of the relay on the 8th of September, 2023.
Renewed push to vaccinate
THERE is a renewed push for Ararat residents to get booster vaccination shots as new variants of COVID-19 run rampant in our local community. One in 20 Australians infected with COVID-19 during the Omicron wave is expected to still have symptoms three months later, but as vaccination rates rise the prevalence of long COVID among […]