Council, together with the Milang community and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, has secured funding from the Australian Government’s Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Recovery Project for this exciting project in Milang.
The emphasis of this project is on achieving ecological and environmental outcomes in and around the wetland area, particularly the Snipe Sanctuary. It aims to continue the recovery of native habitat and feeding grounds for threatened migratory birds visiting this important Ramsar wetland.
Amenity improvements, including an interpretive trail and viewing platforms, will be built to provide informal education opportunities for locals and visitors, and collaborate with community to promote environmental interest and stewardship.
Visit the Milang and Districts Community Association website www.madca.org.au/habitat
Council has received a significant funding boost with the confirmation of $900,000 funding for the ongoing sealing of Nine Mile Road.
In addition to the $900,000 Federal Government funding, Alexandrina Council has allocated an additional $450,000 within the 2016/2017 Annual Budget towards the project. Council has also allocated funds within the 2017/2018 financial year to complete sealing of the full length of Nine Mile Road.
Nine Mile Road runs between Strathalbyn and Milang, with 5.46km in total length to be sealed.
This is a fantastic outcome for the Milang and Strathalbyn Communities.
Work is soon to commence on the construction of a new Woodshed in Strathalbyn. The new facility will be located behind the Strathalbyn Depot on Forrest Road, adjacent to the Strathalbyn Scout Hall and replaces the existing facility behind the Strathalbyn Library. Council approved the construction of a new Woodshed in July 2012 and approved the location in April 2014. The Strathalbyn Woodshed provides an important social function in supporting the wellbeing of men and women in our community by providing peer support and interaction through skill sharing and learning. The new Strathalbyn Woodshed will cater for the expansion of activities and provides opportunities for collaboration with other community groups.
To see completed projects in 2015-16 click here.