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New opportunities for innovation in Rushy


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Following the closure of the old Shire of Campaspe Depot in Horne Street, Rushworth Community House was given “Committee of Management” status over the whole property by DELWP, the Victorian crown lands management authority. The area includes the Rushworth Men’s Shed and the recently established Rushworth Art Depot, together with a large open space that can be transformed by the addition of plants and objects of interest to both locals and visitors alike.

There is now wide scope for members of the community to become involved in a beautification project that would transform the old depot, using skills as diverse as gardening, tree management, woodwork, metalwork, electrical innovation and more.

Preliminary planning has just started, and the Community House would love to hear from anyone who would like to help.

People who have skills that they would like to share with this community project are urged to call into the House and register their interest and contact information. Alternatively, they can send an email to president@rushcomhouse. org.au.

RCH Activity Centres such as the Men’s Shed and the Art Depot will be key participants in the project. As it progresses, both the Shed and the Depot will benefit from improved facilities and a more welcoming ambience.

A master plan will be developed in conjunction with project volunteers, and their skills and knowledge will be used to make things happen. Everyone’s voice will be heard and the best ideas assembled to create a unique precinct for the old Depot.