The great news that at last we will see a new IGA Supermarket in the town is another positive step for Korumburra. And the recent glowing editorial comment in your paper of July 6, 2021 underlines the exciting times ahead for Korumburra.

When one reflects on the town’s progress over the years, credit to Burra Foods, formed in 1990 and now the largest employer in the town. A successful dairy company that is going from strength to strength.

Other worthy additions to the town are the Burra Brewery, John Kennedy’s Bike Shop, the Borough Dept. Store, continued growth in the Industrial Estate, the walkway to the Korumburra Secondary College (opened in February of this year), the Karmai Child Care Centre and the various unique shops that provide a variety of interest for tourists and locals alike, etc, etc.

Remember the highly successful Southern Lights Festival in 2019 and the unique light drum display that was again activated this year, all possible with a vision and funds sourced through a grant.

Consider the recent Bendigo Bank backflip driven by the KBA and the KRT with great community support.

Korumburra is a vibrant town with exciting projects to be completed over the next one to two years such as the fantastic rail trail, the Korumburra Community Hub, Little Commercial Street upgrade, streetscape, railway precinct revitalization, $12.8m upgrade for the Korumburra Secondary College (with completion date in 2022) and noted that St.

Joseph’s Catholic school has recently completed their building upgrades. Also, the current building expansion works at Carinya Aged Care facility will meet the needs of our aging community into the future.

The town’s growth is evident in the property developments at Daisybank, Bena Road and Lower Gordon Street with other developments also in the pipeline. Hardly signs of a struggling town!

It will be interesting to see how our population numbers stack up with the upcoming Census.

As a long-time resident of Korumburra, I am passionate about the future of Korumburra and look forward to the town’s continued growth and expansion. The place to be in Gippsland!

Terry Waycott, Korumburra.