Public Notices

SPEAK UP MELBOURNE RALLY - THIS FRIDAY

The Speak Up Campaign has organised to travel to Melbourne this Friday to hold a rally to put their case to the Federal Government. If you have family or friends in Melbourne who cam spare some time, please urge them to attend the rally, the group will be meeting at Southern Cross Station at 9.30am.

Speak up have also started a petition and are urging everyone to sign it here: https://www.change.org/p/commonwealth-government-australian-government-to-show-leadership-and-listen-to-local-concerns-about-the-mdbp?recruiter=642359660&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

Transport has been arranged as below -

  • Bus leaves Echuca at 5.25 to meet a train in Muchison to get to Sth Cross at 9.10am
  • A Train leaves Bendigo at 7.10 am to get to Sth Cross before 9.30
  • A train leaves Shepparton at 6.28am to get to Sth Cross at 9.10am  
  • A train leaves Albury at 5.20am
  • A bus from either Moulimein or Barham is being organised by Annie 0429 861 808  and Darcy Hare, along with Jodie Hay. Please call Jodie 0458 067617,   or Doug 0488 568 327

Attachments:

Slogans which are being printed onto Corflutes, along with the key points

Future Food flyer

Background reading prepared by Doug Fehring

 

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Stand up for our libraries

 
Today’s libraries are more than books – they are valuable centres for people to access information, knowledge, meet new people and learn new skills.
 
But our public libraries are facing a funding crisis with the NSW Government reducing funds, even as demand for services grows.
 
To make sure tomorrow’s libraries remain at the heart of our community, we need to resource them well today.
 
The NSW Government must urgently double its funding for NSW public libraries and create a sustainable funding model to build the libraries of the future.
 
To sign the petition please visit:

 

 

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Septic Tank Inspections

High risk septic tanks will be being inspected in the coming months. Septic tanks and other effluent disposal systems in closely settled areas and along the Billabong, Colombo and Yanco Creeks will be inspected in the coming months.
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 that need to be made to minimise the risk to human & 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

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Jerilderie Portsea Camp Committe is once again organising for local children to attend Portsea Camp from Friday 11 January – Thursday 17 January 2019 for children aged between 9 and 12 years of age. 

The camp is now full!

The cost of the camp has been set at $343, being for 7 days of great fun and awesome activities with accommodation, meals and transport provided and children will also receive a T-shirt, hat and drink bottle included in the cost. 

Jerilderie has been allocated with 40 places only and applications with a deposit of $150.00 are to be returned to Murrumbidgee Council Jerilderie Office by Friday 2nd November 2018. The balance of the fee ($193) is payable by Friday 7th December 2018.  Please make payments by the due date to guarantee your spot. (Cheques to be made out to Jerilderie Portsea Camp Committee, alternatively direct deposit to BSB 633-000 Account # 158651968).

For further information contact Tianni Given or Heidi Bryce at the Murrumbidgee Council Jerilderie Office 35 Jerilderie Street during office hours or phone (03) 5886 1200.

Camp Leaders

The Portsea Camp Committee is also seeking leaders to attend the camp with our group. This is a great opportunity and especially for those looking to add experience with children to their resumes.

Applications to become a Leader are available on the Portsea Camp website here: http://www.theportseacamp.com.au/downloadable-information and should be submitted directly to Portsea Camp. Please note there are very limited places for Juniors at the Camp this year.

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Survey on Cost of Sport Participation in NSW

Researchers at Western Sydney University are conducting research into the #costofsport participation and would like your input. For more information and/or to complete a short survey, go to: https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQZucxX9B3g70Lr .

The results of this study will be used to inform the sporting community, government and wider community of the cost of sport participation that may facilitate policy and economic decisions leading to greater sport participation in NSW.

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NSW Rural Fire Service AIDER Program

The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members. The program helps people live more safely and confidently in their home in areas where bush fires may start. The AIDER program is designed for people who have limited domestic support available from family, relatives, friends or other services. This could include older people, people living with a disability, and people who are already receiving community assistance and services. Their property must also be on bush fire prone land (land that can support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack).

AIDER services can include:

  • clearing gutters 
  • thinning vegetation around the home 
  • removing leaf and tree debris
  • trimming branches from close to the home
  • mowing or slashing long grass

For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/aider , call 02 8741 4955 or email aider@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Youth Week Skate Event

Murrumbidgee Council recently held two skate events in partnership with the YMCA and Skate Park League to celebrate Youth Week 2018. Events were held at Darlington Point on 14 April and Coleambally 15 April. In total over 37 youths participated. One young skateboarder travelled all the way from Sydney to attend both events. Various age groups in three competitions (skateboard, scooter and BMX) were held on each day and the crowd saw some amazing performances and skill. The passion and commitment of the participants was inspiring, as was the enthusiasm of the parents and supporters.

Murrumbidgee Council would like to acknowledge and thank  the participants, parents and communities and the following supporters who helped make the days a success: Griffith Rotary Club, Peaches, Country Hope, Bridgett McNeilly, Kerri Weymouth, YMCA & Skate Park Leagues and Coleambally RFS volunteers.

Below are the results and some pictures from both events.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!

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Fight Motor Neurone Disease - Screening Program

Earlier this year, FightMND announced its support, together with the Victorian State Government and the Balcon Group Pty Ltd, for a world-first MND Drug Screening Program using MND patients own stem cells and motor neurones grown from a simple skin biopsy. The Program is an initiative of the Motor Neurone Disease Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne.

The Florey is now pleased to announce a call for volunteers for the first intake of people with MND to contribute to the FightMND Drug Screening Program.

All Australian residents diagnosed with MND who are willing to donate a skin and blood sample are invited to register.

Partners and family members of MND patients are also welcome to donate samples to this Program as controls.

Follow the link for further details or to Register https://curemnd.org.au/drug-screening-platform/

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