Swimming Pool Contractors
Jerilderie, Coleambally and Darlington Point Pools
Expressions of interest are being sought from persons or organisations interested in operating the Council swimming pools at Jerilderie, Coleambally and Darlington Point for the 2020-21 season.
This fixed term contract will run from 1 November 2020 to 21 April 2021.
For further information please contact Sue Mitchell, Manager, Corporate & Community Services on 02 6960 5500 or email@example.com
Expressions of interest will be received by Council up until midday on 30 September 2020.
Please send to Sue Mitchell, Manager Corporate and Community Services, Murrumbidgee Council, PO Box 96, Jerilderie NSW 2716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fruit fly traps throughout Darlington Point
Darlington Point residents may have noticed yellow fruit fly traps have been placed around the area over the past fortnight.
The traps are part of the Queensland fruit fly eradication program jointly run by NSW DPI and Macquarie University. There's 15 traps set up across the town and these will be emptied each Monday.
This project involves releasing 2 – 2.5 million sterile flies by aircraft over Hillston each week from September through to April, and monitoring fly populations in both Hillston township and surrounding farms, as well as at a reference site where sterile flies have not been released.
Last year Lake Cargelligo was used as the reference site, but the research team considered that Darlington Point would be a better reference site to use this year.
The traps are standard QFly monitoring traps that contain Cuelure, a fruit fly attractant, and a small amount of maldison, an insecticide that kills any captured flies.
If the project is successful, it may pave the way for sterile QFly releases more broadly, reducing crop damage both for commercial horticulturalists and residents who have domestic fruit trees and vegetable gardens.
Septic Tank Inspections
High risk septic tanks will be inspected in the coming months. This includes septic tanks and other effluent disposal systems in closely settled areas and along the Billabong, Colombo and Yanco Creeks.
The reason that those in closely settled areas and close to permanent water courses will be inspected is because they pose the highest potential risk to both human and environmental health.
Council will be charging a fee for this inspection.
After each inspection, Council’s officer may recommend some improvements to minimise the risk to human and environmental health.
Some of the things that Council will be looking at include:
• Effluent ponding at ground level.
• Distance of disposal area from watercourse
• Distance of disposal area from neighbours
• Septic tank size and construction
Got any questions? Please feel free to give Council a call on 03 5886 1200.