Celebration are underway this week with the Dimboola Banner turning 140 years old. Over those years it has been a part of everybody’s life as locals line up to the must read banner to catch up with what has happened in Dimboola.
In this special edition of the Banner we take a look back at the 140 years.
There is never a shortage of positive stories to be published in the Dimboola Banner in recent years, with the progress of million of dollars of investments that is making Dimboola more vibrant.
Dimboola was getting tired, until many local people decided it was time to move forward and get Dimboola moving. With the help of Hindmarsh Shire Council, there have been some important investments that ensure the long term viability of the community.
This year alone Dimboola will have the Netball change rooms completed, A mural on the Dimboola Cafe Wall, new boat launching pontoon at the Dimboola Rowing Club, The Dimboola Community Hub, Wimmera River Walking track between Dimboola and Jeparit, a major upgrade to the Dimboola Primary School, and the recent progress with the Dimboola Hotel Site after winning $200,000 funding from Pick my Project.
Dimboola was the winner of the Victorian Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Town awards and the national winner for the sustainability of the Wimmera River at the national Keep Australia Beautiful awards.
Tourism has been increased with a major investment at the Riverside Caravan Park, that has seen the park fully booked on long weekends and holiday periods.
The recent re-opening of the coffee shop has proven, that if you build it they will come. The shop had become an instant success with queues of customers lining up to get their fix of coffee and giving plenty of work for the locals.
The Dimboola Banner plays a role in informing the community of the progress of the community with stories and announcements that helps get the message out that Dimboola is a great place to visit, live, work and play.
District business owner Bruce Miller said, “there is nothing but positives for Dimboola in recent times and the Banner has done a great job of promoting the positives.”
Take a look at the special feature inside the this edition of the Dimboola Banner.