Hindmarsh Shire Council will hold a community conversation event in Jeparit this Tuesday evening to discuss the Wimmera River Discovery Trail Visitor Node and Jeparit Swimming Hole.

Interested residents are invited to attend the event this Tuesday 16th November from 5 pm to 6 pm at the Jeparit Tennis Clubrooms. In line with current health requirements, all attendees will need to prove their double-vaccinated status.

The event will cover the proposed works including upgrades to the swimming hole retaining wall and proposed works and landscaping at the Jeparit Visitor Node of the Wimmera River Discovery Trail.

The Jeparit Visitor Node is in the final design stage and will include updated BBQ and picnic facilities plus a much needed upgrade to the foreshore viewing and river access.

Then-mayor Councillor Ron Ismay said in October that Council acknowledges delays in the project.

"Council acknowledges there has been delays in providing the community with details of plans for the Jeparit Visitor Node. The delay has been caused because of the need to finalise plans to redevelop the tiered erosion control system at the Jeparit Swimming Hole which has now been completed.

"Because planning for the Jeparit Visitor Node has been dependent upon the plan for the swimming hole, Council will now be able to be complete the Visitor Node plans in time for display at the community meeting in November."

You can read the Wimmera River Discovery Trail project update we published last month at this link.