Mid Murray Council news

The Mid Murray region is one of 10 towns or areas in South Australia which has been shortlisted for a Fay Fuller Foundation grant of up to several millions of dollars.

If successful the Mid Murray council will receive an Our Town grant to help empower its communities and residents to build mentally healthy futures.

Today, November 7, the list of 10 towns will be shortlisted to six, which will received six to 12 months of coaching and support and from that group two will be chosen for up to 10 years of funding to support initiatives.

If successful, the council will seek partnerships with existing groups, organisations and service providers which would include medical centres, headspace, Murray Mallee GP Network and other mental health agencies.

Waste concerns 

Two unauthorised waste depots located on the outskirts of Sedan continue to be a point of concern for the Mid Murray Council.

The first alleged site was identified early in 2018, with the council notified of the other alleged site in February of this year.

At the council's October meeting, waste management coordinator Neil Cook presented a report to update councillors of the current status of the issue.

The privately owned parcel of land identified in 2018 has allegedly been used to dispose of construction and demolition waste material without the necessary licenses and approvals.

Mr Cook reported he had contacted the Evironmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29 for an update on the status of the sites with correspondence received on August 5.

The EPA advised it was seeking an appropriate plan with details on the clean-up orders which were given to the alleged polluter.

Councillors voted to have chief executive officer Ben Scales contact the EPA to request a detailed plan of the clean-up because of environmental concerns relating to the drought conditions and the potential for the waste to be spread which could impact residents and water supplies in the area.