Dark Sky Reserve nomination in Mid Murray

DARK WONDERS: Graham and Karen from Aussie Rambling captured this shot of the night sky outside of Murray Bridge, demonstrating the stargazing potential the region has to offer. Photo: Aussie Rambling.
DARK WONDERS: Graham and Karen from Aussie Rambling captured this shot of the night sky outside of Murray Bridge, demonstrating the stargazing potential the region has to offer. Photo: Aussie Rambling.

Meldanda at Cambrai is one step closer to becoming a registered Dark Sky Reserve, as Mid Murray Landcare (MML) prepares its nomination.

The Mid Murray Council have funded a consultant to support the MML in developing the application, which will be submitted to the Dark Sky Association.

Meldanda was identified as the ideal location considering its status as a nature-based tourism facility.

The council will look at undertaking a lighting audit of lights in public spaces within the area and develop a Light Management Plan/Policy.

In a report presented at the council’s September 12 meeting, acting director for development and environment services Joel Taggart wrote that community consultation would not be necessary considering no individual properties would be negatively affected by the proposal.

Mid Murray mayor Dave Burgess said the MML deserved praise for its work to secure the project and develop an application.