Governor To Visit Golden Plains
|11 October 2011
His Excellency, Alex Chernov AO, QC, Governor of Victoria and Mrs Elizabeth Chernov will be visiting Golden Plains Shire this week with an extensive three day itinerary planned to showcase the region.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor, Cr Geraldine Frantz confirmed that planning for the visit had been underway for sometime, with residents, local schools, community groups and families all set to take part in activities.
"Council are delighted to share with Governor Chernov and Mrs Chernov the great qualities of Golden Plains Shire and have an exciting program in place to highlight our vast and diverse municipality," said Cr Frantz.
The schedule will commence with a scenic tour of Nimon's Bridge at Newtown, followed by an official visit to Council's Linton Chambers, together with a tour and performance at the Ross Creek campus of Woady Yaloak Primary School.
Governor and Mrs Chernov will then arrive at Smythesdale where the itinerary includes a visit to the Smythesdale Business Health and Community Hub, a guided tour of Smythesdale's Heritage Precinct by the Woady Yaloak Historical Society, followed by a civic celebration in the community facilities at the Well. The afternoon concludes with a community opening at the Cape Clear playground.
The official delegation will tour the southern end of the shire on day two of festivities, commencing with a visit to the award winning Bannockburn Family Services Centre. Governor Chernov and Mrs Chernov will then proceed to Clyde Park Winery for a presentation highlighting regional businesses followed by lunch at Lethbridge Wines, one of the Moorabool Valley's highly successful boutique wineries.
Teesdale Primary School student leaders will then take the spotlight with an official opening of the school's new facility, followed by an exhibition of local art, student performance and afternoon tea. The three day program will conclude on Thursday with an industry tour at Camilo Olives followed by a final civic reception at Inverleigh.