Home' Portland Observer : PO-20131202 Contents 4 PORTLAND OBSERVER Monday December 2 2013
South West District Forecast
Today. Mostly sunny. Wind nor th to nor thwesterly 15 to 25
km/h shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the
late morning and early afternoon then becoming southerly
15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Fire danger: ver y high.
Tuesday. Patchy fog early in the morning. Mostly sunny day.
Isolated showers during the evening. Light wind becoming
northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of
the day then tending southeast to southwesterly in the
Today. Sunny. Min 14 Max 19
Tuesday. Late shower or two. Min 13 Max 18
Wednesday. Rain at times, easing. Windy. Min 12 Max 16
West Coast Waters
Today.Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting
southwesterly at 10 to 20 knots from the west during the
morning before easing to 10 to 15 knots at night. Seas: 1
to 2 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to
1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending west to
southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Tuesday. Wind: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore
breezes to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South-
westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
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Grand plan for civic precinct
HEYWOOD’S Wood, Wine and
Roses Festival has received financial
certainty from the Glenelg Shire
Council with funding of $10,000 a
year for the next three years.
The decision has been welcomed with
open arms by festival co-ordinator
Mr Barclay said it gave the festival
committee the confidence to make
commitments in the
knowledge the contribution from the
council was known.
The decision by the council on
Tuesday night is a follow-on from
its approval earlier this year of its
community grants program policy.
That policy contains a section titled
Triennial Grants for Iconic Tourism
Events which details the grants up to
$10,000 a year would only be available
for the three key tourism events in the
shire – Portland Upwelling Festival,
the Casterton Kelpie Festival and the
Heywood Wood, Wine and Roses
It is expected the funding will be
available to be used for the 2014
festival at Heywood held on February
It will be the 21st
year the festival has
Wood, Wine and Roses
receives funding certainty
From: PAGE 1
Feedback and suggestions from
civic centre precinct user groups,
shire officers, the State Government,
stakeholders were taken into account
during the past year by the consultants
for the plan.
Shire mayor John Northcott said the
council would work closely with the
community to determine priorities for
the civic precinct.
“Our hope is that with the input of
the community we can create a final
masterplan for an accessible, inviting
and user-friendly shared space,” he
The plan will be on public exhibition
until February 21 at shire customer
centres in Portland, Heywood and
Casterton, as well as the Portland
Information will also be available via
the council website www.glenelg.vic.
The community will also have an
opportunity to discuss the plan with
the consultants during a three-day
drop-in event at the Portland library
community meeting room from
February 6-8 .
The closing date for public comments
and submissions in relation to the plan
will close on February 28.
Written submissions should be sent
to Glenelg Shire Council governance
co-ordinator Debra Clark, PO Box
152, Portland, 3305.
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