Shire of Boddington

Ranford Fire - Council's Role in the Recovery Phase

ranford fire - council's role in the recovery phase

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disaster recovery coordinator

Council has appointed its Environmental Health Officer, Peter Haas, as Disaster Recovery Coordinator, following Thursday's fierce fire.

He, and Chief Bushfire Control Officer, Greg Day, will be undertaking a damage assessment shortly.

If you have any questions about the recovery, please contact Peter Haas on 0428838004.


Please note that roads that were closed as a result of the fire, are now open. However, please proceed with caution.


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welcome to the Shire of Boddington

Nestled on the banks of the Hotham River is the township of Boddington. Located within easy reach of the metropolitan area, the Boddington Shire boasts rural living at its best with essential services close at hand.

However, don’t let its country-town charm fool you – Boddington offers singles, couples and families all the essential services they need to enjoy a more relaxed way of life without sacrificing on convenience. With established school, shops and recreational facilities, it’s easy to see why Boddington really is the best of both worlds.


Recent photos of the Recreation Centre.

Recreation Centre

Recreation Centre

Recreation Centre

Recreation Centre

Exciting times, work has now commenced at the site of the new Recreation Centre.

The first steps involving earthworks and utility installation has been completed. Structural footings have been poured and work is continuing on the foundation slab.

Moore Constructions have commended local contractor Andy Reid of A&P Reid Construction on his professionalism and work with the project.

External colour scheme selection has now been completed and a model can be seen below.

Recreation Centre Image 1

Recreation Centre Image 2


Rikki Clarke (Creative Spaces) has completed the draft Interior Design for the Boddington Community Hub.

This document can be viewed here: Draft Interior Design Development.  

This describes how Boddington’s community stories might be told in the new visitor centre.

The work done by Claire Savage (Savagely Creative) in collecting those stories is described in the Boddington Interpretation Plan.

Community feedback is now being sought and a date for a community workshop to discuss the Interior Design will be announced shortly. This is anticipated to be shortly after the next Bodd News goes on sale, 2-3 weeks away.

Both documents are also available for viewing at the Shire Office.


Council recently signed a three-year lease over the Boddington Dam.  This effectively secures the future of the dam and will go a long way to drought-proofing the district.  Up until recently, Water Corp had been preparing to demolish the dam, as it is no longer connected to the town supply.

Council is working with the Department of Water on a grant application to fund a new pipeline from the dam to the new 375 KL water tank at the town's main football oval.  This tank was partly funded by the Department of Water through a drought-proofing grant in 2015.

Part of the drought-proofing initiative will be to erect a standpipe at the truck parking bay, enabling farmers to easily access non-potable water for stock.  This will also reduce pressure on town water supplies.  Council has just finished negotiations with South32 to acquire the truck parking area via their generous donation program.