The Millthorpe Village Committee’s efforts to get trains to stop at Millthorpe station have moved a step closer to fruition.
The problem is, the tracks have been realigned about three metres out from the platform and an extension is needed to connect it with the trains. The committee has been working for more than two years to get what seems like a simple problem resolved.
On Tuesday, some of the Committee met with Local Government Minister and member for Bathurst Paul Toole, and Michael Meredith, Transport NSW TrainLink’s Regional Service Delivery Manager, Bathurst to Broken Hill.
While the proposal to extend a short section of the platform is practicable, it does not meet with the building’s heritage requirements. Work is underway within NSW TrainLink to find a way that satisfies both the heritage requirements and the practical requirement to bridge the gap between platform and train. The committee expects to learn more in early-June.
Last month, 25 members visited Patina Winery where the dahlias were in full bloom and the garden was a delight of vibrant colours. The club was given a guided tour of the garden and also a tasting of the winery’s award-winning wines.
The next meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, March18 at the garden of Gwen Webster, 18 Euroka Place, Blayney. Gwen is well known as the founder of the Millthorpe Garden Ramble and has been working on her new garden since moving to Blayney from Millthorpe three years ago.
If you would like to join the Club on this visit, or for any other information, phone 6368 4204 or 0419 013 914.
Millthorpe’s Redmond Oval will receive $525,000 from the NSW government over the next two years to allow major work on its infrastructure.
Mr Toole announced on Tuesday the NSW Office of Sport had agreed to a grant of $25,000 for the Rebuild the Redmond Oval Kiosk project.
This has already received major contributions from the proceeds from the last three Millthorpe Garden Rambles and the Blayney Shire Council, among others.
Mr Toole then stunned the group by saying the government had agreed to make $500,000 available for the major upgrade required for the oval overall.
This was in response to a request put together by the Redmond Oval Committee (ROC) and Blayney Shire Council. This showed that the oval required major levelling and resurfacing, corrections to drainage and other infrastructure work to satisfy the high demands now placed on it.
All praise must go to the council and Millthorpe Public School, but especially Michael Truloff and ROC. Their work in steering this project and gaining the largest government grant in Millthorpe’s history will give the village a huge improvement to its most-used public asset.
At 2pm on Sunday, March 15, there will be a Variety Concert held in the Spring Hill Church.
The Come Together Choir, directed by Samantha Bartholomeuz and accompanied by Donna Riles, will lead the entertainment. Several individual singers and instrumentalists will support the choir.
Afternoon tea will be provided afterwards. Cost for adults is $10 and children are admitted free.
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