Council seeks interest in bicycle maintenance at Road Safety Centre

14th January 2021
Council are seeking volunteer assistance with the maintenance of the bicycle fleet at the Millicent Road Safety Centre.
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Wattle Range Council is calling for expressions of interest in the ongoing maintenance and management of the bicycles at the Millicent Road Safety Centre.

The large quantity of bicycles and trikes stored at the Centre were previously cared for by the Wattle Range Road Safety Group. The Group has recently advised Council that due to dwindling volunteer numbers they can no longer undertake the role.

The popular Millicent Children's Road Safety Centre was originally established in 1968, funded by the community and run by the Millicent Lions Club to teach children basic road safety skills.

“We are looking for an individual or group interested in continuing this important service to our community,” Council’s CEO, Ben Gower explains.

“The local Lions maintained the Centre until the late 1980's when it was handed over to the District Council of Millicent (now Wattle Range Council). Road Safety Group volunteer, and Millicent local Sue Van Der Heul, kindly stepped forward and took charge of the Centre in 1996, hosting school excursions and opening to the public every Saturday afternoon for many years.

“The Road Safety Centre was refurbished in 2019, in a project made possible by the generous financial support of OneFortyOne and many volunteer hours, again from the Lions Club. Unfortunately, the Road Safety Group are no longer able to assist with the day-to-day maintenance of the bikes and their bookings,” he said.

Further information and site inspections for those interested, can be arranged by contacting Council’s Community Development Officer, Sarah Marzec on 08 8733 0900 or via email to council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au

Expressions of interest should be made to Council by Friday, 19 February 2021.


For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:                (08) 8733 0900