COUNCIL CORNER
           CARRATHOOL SHIRE NEWSLETTER - August 2010



         Work Experience Students

Community Grants 2010 Successful Applicants

          Council Meeting Matters

           Rural Road Numbering

             Positions Vacant

               Library News

            Shire Events Listing
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WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS                                                           Rural Road Numbering           2
Council recently hosted eight students over two                   weeks    from
Griffith High School, who reside locally in Goolgowi.                              Council Meeting Matters        3
These students form part of a work experience program that may lead
towards a School-based Traineeship and/or Apprenticeship. This can allow
students to work towards a nationally recognised qualification while               Library News                   8
completing their high school studies.

       Tineka Harris                   Adelle Byrne                  Biance Radburn                 Cameron Perkins

                  Appointment                                Charles Sturt University Scholarship Presentation
        Director Planning & Environment                      The presentation ceremony for Council’s two scholarships
Council is fortunate in having secured the services of       for Carrathool Shire students studying at a Charles Sturt
Mr Garry Stoll as the new Director Planning &                University Campus was held on 19 May 2010. Cr
Environment following the                                    Margaret Merrylees was delighted to present the 2010
resignation of Colin Kane.                                   scholarships to Sarah Glyde who is in the second year of
Garry commenced duties with                                  the Bachelor Pharmacy and Megan Groat who is in her
                                                             first year of the Bachelor of Nursing. Cr Merrylees stated,
Council on 9 August 2010 and
                                                             “we can be very proud of our two scholarship recipients
brings to Council invaluable                                 and I feel that both girls will do very well”.
local government experience
obtained over the past 28 years                              Council wishes all shire
                                                             students undertaking
with Leeton, Walcha and
                                                             tertiary studies all the
Tumbarumba Shire Councils.                                   best with their studies
                                                             and reminds students
Government Information Public Access Act                     that applications for two
                                                             shire scholarships of
New rights to government information came into force
                                                             $2,500 each for 2011
on 1 July 2010 with the Government Information
                                                             close on 6 February
(Public Access) Act replacing the Freedom of                                                    Glyde,
                                                             2011 for continuing L-R SarahGroat Cr Margaret Merrylees
Information Act. State government agencies, including                                   & Megan
                                                             students end on 6 March
local government Councils, will have to work differ-
                                                             2011 for first students. Any enquiries should be directed
ently to provide easier access to more information than
                                                             to: University Advancement Unit on (02) 6338 4834 or
before. Information on the new Act is available from
                                                             visit the website
the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website
Council will be progressively reviewing information         NEW COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD!
requirements and updating information on its website     A Community Notice Board is available for use at the Hillston
to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the District Office. Please drop off your information at the front desk.
new Act by 1 January 2010.                                           See Notice Board for Conditions of Use.
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Carrathool Shire Council has announced the recipients of the 2010/11 Community Grant Scheme. Council was
pleased to have received 17 applications for this Round. Successful applicants and projects include:
Successful Applicants                                            Project
Hillston Race Course/Show Ground Trust                           Outdoor Heating
Hillston Junior Cricket                                          Coaching Clinic
Hillston Development Group                                       Flag the Festivities
Hillston Swans Football/Netball Club                             Container Storage for Equipment
Lachlan River Sporting & Recreational Centre                     Outdoor Furniture for Golf Club
Hillston Amateur Swimming Club Inc                               Equipment Upgrade
Hillston Central School P & C Committee                          Active Learning
Hillston Billylids Early Learning Centre                         Creating a Pathway to Learning
Hillston Lions Club Incorporated                                 Installation of Barbecue
Carrathool Combined Sports Club                                  Tennis Court Fencing
Carrathool Public School Parents and Citizen Association         Student Vegetable Garden
Hillston Gunbar Uniting Church (for Goolgowi Uniting Church)     Disabled Access Ramp
Merriwagga Community Hall Committee                              Portable BBQ & Sheltered Structure
Rankins Springs Pony Club                                        Shelter from the Elements
“Congratulations to the successful applicants on their submissions. The contributions of voluntary organisations are
important towards enhancing the development of strong local communities throughout our Shire” said General
Manager, Ken Croskell. The Scheme is an annual funding program that enables community groups to meet
identified needs in partnership with Council.
The value of all applications submitted was approximately $24,161 with total available funds of approximately
$20,000 distributed for the Round.
“Council’s Community Grant Scheme is a fantastic way to assist community groups in achieving local projects that
will benefit community members” said Community Development Officer, Maryanne Mitchell. “Congratulations to
the successful applicants. I also strongly encourage all other groups and committees to investigate funding and grant
options available for community projects”.
                                      RURAL ROAD NUMBERING
In collaboration with the Land & Property Management Authority NSW (LPMA) Carrathool Shire Council is
presently undertaking the task of Rural Addressing within our Shire.
Rural Addressing is being implemented to assist emergency services and improve the timely delivery of goods and
services to the rural community. Rural Address numbers are distance based house numbers
assigned to the primary entrance of every occupied rural property.
For accuracy and consistency all rural residents will be issued with a Rural Address number and sign. Signs will be
installed over the coming months free of charge for existing rural residents. Property names may still be used in
conjunction with Rural Addressing.
Rural home owners will receive further correspondence in the mail over the coming months. Further
information can be obtained by contacting Council on (02) 6965 1900.

                                FOR SALE BY QUOTATION
                          CANON GP335 PRINTER/FAX/COPIER A3/A4
Carrathool Shire Council has for sale by quotation a Canon GP335 Printer/Fax/Copier A3/A4 located at the Hillston
Depot, 86 Molesworth Street Hillston. Please contact Peter Hardie on 69672243 or 0428 772 243 during office
hours for an inspection.

Quotations for the purchase of the printer must be placed in a sealed envelope marked
“Canon GP335” addressed to the General Manager, to be received at Carrathool Shire
Council’s Goolgowi Office, at 9-11 Cobram Street Goolgowi, by 12 noon Wednesday
15 September 2010.
                             NO LATE QUOTATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
KEN CROSKELL                                               PO BOX 12
GENERAL MANAGER                                            GOOLGOWI NSW 2652
Website:                         Email:
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Council Meeting Matters
Proposal for One Local Government Association                               Road Name Changes for Rural Addressing
The Mayor and General Manager attended a convention in Sydney to            The following rural road name changes have been proposed by Coun-
discuss the proposed merger of the Shires Association and Local             cil following consultation with the community – the changes will now
Government Association where it was overwhelmingly voted to                 be pursued in accordance with the requirements of the Roads (General)
support a new association to represent local government in NSW.             Regulation and the Geographical Names Board “Road Naming
It is proposed that, for the purpose of representation that NSW will be
broken into two regions:                                                     MR321 Griffith-Rankins Springs Road to       Rankins Springs Road
•    Metropolitan/urban region (county of Cumberland + Camden)               Adams Road to                                Mount Bingar Road
                                                                             Railway Street to                            Bales Avenue
•    Rural/regional (balance of NSW)                                         Balranald Road to                            Clare Road
Each region will have ten board members and a Vice President                 Newmans Road to                              Bandys Road
(elected by the region delegates) and there will be a President and a        Unnamed Road to                              Carrathool Road
Treasurer (elected at large). The President’s position will be alternated    Unnamed Road to                              Federation Road
between the regions.                                                         Gilgunnia Road to                            Merri Road
The proposal will be considered by each Association at their next            Unnamed Road to                              Jennings Road
AGM and it is likely to take up to two years to finalise the transition,     O’Keefe / O’Keefs / O’Keefes Road to         O’Keeffes Road
provided each Association resolves to proceed.                               Unnamed Lane to                              Rothdene Lane
                                                                             Mitchell Lane to                             Mitchell Track
Meeting with Shadow Minister for Transport                                   Lake Cargelligo-Rankins Springs Road to      Rankins Springs Road
Whilst in Sydney the Mayor and General Manager met with the                  Naradhan Road to                             Monia Gap Road
Shadow Minister for Transport, Gladys Berijklian, in relation to             Whealbah-Trida Road to                       Whealbah Road
closure of the Hillston Heavy Vehicle Inspection Service by the RTA.         Euabalong Road to                            Mount Grace Road
No response has yet been received to date to Council’s representations       Hillston-Rankins Springs Road to             The Springs Road.
to the Minster for Transport, David Borger, on this important issue for
the Hillston community, and we will be following up with the Minister Proposed Sustainability Assessment Criteria and Guidelines
to over ride this bureaucratic decision.                                for National Parks
                                                                        Council has considered the introduction of the new National Parks and
Water Meetings                                                          Wildlife Amendment (Visitors and Tourists) Act 2010 and the
Council has been heavily involved in water meetings throughout the proposed DECCW draft sustainability assessment criteria and guide-
region to plan for the yet to be released SDL’s in the delayed Murray lines, and has made representations that any development assessment
Darling Basin Plan and will continue to pursue the best outcomes from guidelines for activities and developments within national parks must
this process for our community.                                         not reduce or inhibit existing visitor access and activity opportunities.
All affected land holders and businesses should also be encouraged to
closely monitor the situation and to join Council in its political stance.
                                                                           Plaque at 13-15 Napier St Goolgowi
                                                                           Council will recognise the contribution of Clarrie and Betty Wilkie to
                                                                           the youth of Goolgowi and district through the renaming of the
Council’s Grid Policy                                                      building at 13-15 Napier Street, Goolgowi, known as "Brownieland" to
Council has requested the Manager Roads & Bridges to review the "Wilkie Place".
existing Grid Policy to provide necessary amendments to encourage
the replacement of grids on shire roads.
                                                                            Sponsorship of Medical Students
                                                                           Council has resolved to include a provision of $3500 in its 2011/12
Modernising Local Government Discussion Paper                              Management Plan to cover the costs of a medical students visit under
Council considered a “Modernising Local Government” Discussion the Bush Bursary scheme.
Paper which has been prepared by the Local Government and Shires
Associations and noted with interest some of the alternate proposal
including options for alternate governance structures, developing
                                                                           Council’s Finances
                                                                           Council’s finances remain in a strong position and in comparison to
enhanced/additional revenue streams, the attainment of a greater share
                                                                           recently publicised less than satisfactory positions of some Councils in
of the tax pie to assist in infrastructure shortfalls, the full costing of
                                                                           NSW (i.e. with an unrestricted current ration of less than 1:1 – unable
unfunded mandates, the increasing paper warfare, cohesive geographic
                                                                           to meet current debts) Carrathool’s unrestricted ratio for the same
units (amalgamations) v/s resource sharing; to name a few.
                                                                           period is in excess of 5:1 with all other ratios at more than acceptable
The Council requested the Mayor and General Manager to carefully levels.
monitor the developments emanating from this discussion paper and
outcomes from proposed forum and focus group discussions.

                                                      Council Meetings
Agendas/business papers are available for public inspection on Council's website, at the Goolgowi Council
Chambers, Hillston District Office and the WG Parker Memorial Library Hillston from the Thursday prior to the Council meeting.
In the interests of good governance and under the Local Government Act 1993 Council is required to be open and transparent in the conduct of
its business. To facilitate this, residents and ratepayers are asked to address any correspondence for consideration at a Council meeting or
requests to address a Council meeting to the General Manager for inclusion in the agenda/business paper to be received prior to the close of
the business paper. Council meetings commence at 10.00 am.
Ordinary Meeting                                Venue                             Business Paper Closure           Business Paper Issued
     21/09/2010         Goolgowi Council Chambers                                          10/09/10                        15/09/10
     19/10/2010         Merriwagga Public Hall - To be confirmed                          8//10/2010                      13/10/2010
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Progress on Emergency Management facilities
The new SES facility in Hillston is underway. Griffith Sheds & Garages are building the two bay garage and office. The floor
slab is poured and the work is expected to take 2 – 4 weeks. Public open tenders have been called for the new RFS Brigade
Station to be located next to the SES building. There has been strong interest from builders and tenders close 17th September.
Lachlan Street Levee:
Council has been notified of successful grant funding of up to $80,000 from Emergency Management Australia
and DECCW to undertake any needed concept design work. Council must fund one third of the final cost.
Council’s Floodplain Management Committee met recently and is reviewing the preliminary findings of the Assessment Survey
completed in June. Local residents will be consulted once some of the information in the Survey can be checked.
Memorial Park Upgrade:
An upgrade to the public amenities in Memorial Park has been completed. The amenities block has been refurbished including
providing access for disabled persons. A new paved path has been laid by Council staff and is a welcome addition and a job
well done. Provision has also been made for park hirers to be able to access power. A new automatic watering system will go in
before summer. These works not only add to the enjoyment of the Park users but better reflect the Australian heritage and
importance of this community asset as a Memorial to our fallen.

Water & Sewerage Charges:
In April’s edition of Council Corner, residents were advised that during 2010/11 a review of water & sewerage charges will be
conducted. This is as a result of the current charge structure and the level of charges not keeping pace with needed asset
replacements and Government requirements. The first stage is a review of Council’s Strategic Business Plans for Water &
Sewer. Council has commissioned NSW Public Works to undertake the review of these plans starting in September. From
November to January charging and pricing will be developed for consultation with residents as part of the draft 2011/12
Management Plan process. These Plans will update the existing plans developed in the late 1990’s and refine long-term capital
requirements and recommend better ways to fund on-going service delivery. Residents will be kept informed as this work
Search for Groundwater:
Due to reduced groundwater levels on the northern side of Hillston, Council is arranging to pump from lower in town bore no 3.
A test-bore has also been drilled. Paul Milne Drilling found a 10metre band of coarse sand at 60 – 70 metres depth. Installing
the casing has been delayed due to a partial collapse and wet soil conditions. This work will be done in the next two weeks. A
second test hole will also be dug in an alternate location.
The new test bore in Rankins Springs is to undergo a pump test. Pumping equipment has been purchased to be installed once a
slab can be poured in the Council Depot. This investigation is funded by State Government Drought Resilience, however
Council will be required to fund 50% of any new permanent town supply bore.
Carrathool bore upgrade:
Work is continuing on fitting and commissioning the new bore in Carrathool. Goolgowi staff are installing new pipework.
The leaking town water storage reservoir is to be treated with a different sealing product, following the limited success of the
previous product.
Goolgowi Sewerage:
Soil samples have been taken from the walls of the Goolgowi ponds for testing. The pond walls are absorbing effluent in places
and this has halted the completion of new site fencing. The test results will indicate to what extent remedial action is needed.
The last remaining replacement sewer pump station switchboard has been ordered. When installed this will complete the
electrical upgrade program started in late 2009.
Hillston Sewerage Treatment (STP):
New safety rails have been installed by Hillston staff at the STP and a replacement aerator ordered. The new aerator is
approximately $50,000 installed and will be delivered in 6 – 8 weeks. The treatment works will be cleaned prior to the
installation. The sludge lagoon is next, and is to be de-sludged and pipework reconstructed.
Rural Water Mains Replacement Program:
Council has voted to borrow $245,000 this year to replace several kilometres of rural water pipeline. A Strengthening the Basins
Water Savings grant application has been made to attract funds to off-set this cost and to upgrade pump switchgear; also to
replace corroded reservoir pipework and seal leaking tanks. Work on needed mains replacement in Rankins Springs is
scheduled for 2011/12 and is expected to cost around $400,000.

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                                                                                     CARRATHOOL SHIRE COUNCIL
                                                                                           “Promoting our future through diversity”
The rain has been of great benefit for our farmers, but it has
not been of any help to our road network. With the rain that                                          POSITION VACANT
                                                                     These positions have been identified as “Child Related Employment Positions”
we are experiencing it is very difficult for our staff to conduct
the maintenance required or start any major works. I would                  TEMPORARY / CASUAL POOL ATTENDANTS
                                                                    Temporary or Casual positions exist for Swimming Pool Attendants, based at
ask that all or rate payers show patience at the moment in          the Goolgowi and/or Hillston Swimming Pool Complex for the period 30
regard to any problems that there are on our roads and also         October 2010 to 3 April 2011 inclusive. Council may consider job share
with each other when travelling. Because of the wet weather it      arrangements at either pool complex.
is advisable for us all to slow down a bit and travel to the        The positions involve pool supervision and cleaning amenities and
conditions of the road network. Once we get past this wet           responsibility for water quality testing and public safety to patrons. Lifeguard
                                                                    training will be provided by Council.
spell we will be able to start to catch up with not only our
                                                                    Conditions: Will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.
maintenance but also our other works such as finishing the          Wages at the rate of $23.35 per hour (casual rate), will be paid on a fortnightly
rehab that has been idle on Lachlan River Road, widening of         basis. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment
Erigolia Road, gravel sheeting and resheeting on various            screening at Council's expense.
roads around the shire and also some much need footpath             Council Contact: Job descriptions, including selection criteria, are available
repairs in various locations around the shire.                      from Council’s offices in Goolgowi and Hillston or Council’s website.
                                                                    Intending applicants are encouraged to discuss the positions with the Human
Hopefully next month I will be able to let you all know what        Resources Officer Yvette Stewart by phoning (02) 6965-1900.
works are underway not just let you know what we can’t do at                       LEASE – SWIMMING POOL KIOSKS
the moment.                                                         Expressions of interest, are invited from individuals or community
                                                                    organisations who are interested in operating the kiosks at the Goolgowi and/
In the meantime please drive safely and be tolerant of other        or Hillston Swimming Pool Complexes. The hours of operation will coincide
road users.                                                         with the operating hours of the pool but may be extended in certain
                                                                    circumstances. The kiosk lessee shall be responsible for all expenses involved
     SALE OF LAND FOR UNPAID RATES                                  in the running of the kiosk. Rental costs will be waived providing that the
Council will actively pursue the sale of vacant land and other      lease holder handles the daily takings and tally sheets on behalf of Council.
                                                                    Access to the kiosk and some facilities will be shared with the Pool
property for unpaid rates, where such have been unpaid for 12       Attendants.
months (vacant land) and 5 years (other property).
                                                                    To be considered for the lease you must have or be able to obtain Public
For ratepayers experiencing genuine hardship the General            Liability Insurance.
Manager has authority to waive interest charges, upon receipt       Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a smoke free environment.
of a written request providing relevant details.                    PO Box 12                                        Ken Croskell
                                                                    GOOLGOWI NSW 2652                                GENERAL MANAGER
Further information can be obtained from Council’s Rates            Ph. (02) 6965-1900 Fax (02) 6965-1379            Web Site:
Officer Sam Jennings and/or Director Corporate Services             Applications:       Written applications which address the selection criteria with 2 recent
                                                                    references,or expressions of interest marked "CONFIDENTIAL", and addressed to the
James Ashton by phoning (02) 6965 1900.                             General Manager, will be accepted until 4.00 pm on 15 September 2010.
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                                                   Leukaemia Foundation                     MILLINERY WORKSHOP
                                                                                                IN HILLSTON
                                                         Bike Ride
                                                                                           Our Regional Arts Board, South West
                                                   Saturday 25 September 2010              Arts has received funding in order to
                                                      Goolgowi Sports Oval                 hold Millinery Workshops throughout
                                                                                           the Riverina region in 2010.
                                                 This fundraising event starts with a
                                                 motorbike ride from Griffith to Leeton Following the highly successful
                                                 stopping at Rankins Springs for lunch, workshop held in Goolgowi in
                                                 then finishing at Goolgowi.              September 2009, Hillston has been
                                                                                          selected to participate this time around.
                                                 The event continues with family
                                                                                          This is a great opportunity to learn new
                                                 entertainment; kids funhouse, face
                                                 painting, hair colouring, temporary
                                                 tattoos, fire brigade display, raffles, Where: Red Dust & Paddy Melons
                                                 BBQ & Music - It’s a girl thing, Picking           Gallery, Hillston
                                                 up bones, 30 Mile, One Stop & DJ P&D
                                                                                          When: Wednesday, 13 October 2010
                                                 playing into the night.
                                                                                          Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
                                                 Entry : $10 per person, $5 school aged
                                                                                          Cost: $22 per participant plus
                                                         or $30 for family of 4
                                                                                                    materials (approx $30 per hat)
                                                 All proceeds to leukaemia foundation
                                                  No alcohol permitted through the gate Please contact Maryanne Mitchell on
                                                                                          6965 1900 if you would like to register.
                                                          Camping also available
                                                                                          Please note the workshop is limited to
                                                                                          10 participants only.
                                                 Graham & Joanne at Goolgowi Hotel
                                                 6965 1406
                                                 Mark 0458 329 029
Spring Fair Raffle                               or
      1st Prize:                                 Graham 0458935951
Wheel Barrow Hamper
 Valued at over $500

         Saturday 25 September 2010
Hillston Show Attractions 2010
9:00am     Horse Ring Events start
9:30am     Pavillion opens to Public
10:00am Poultry Judging starts
10:30am Dog event starts/ Dog Jumping
11:00am Farmland Nursery opens
11:00am Junior Young Farmers Challenge
           Primary students only (entry fee $15/team)
12:00pm Show Girl entries close- sections 2-6
1:00pm     Show Girl judging / Presentation
2:00pm     Pulse V8 Simulator- $10 a drive
2:00pm     Judging of Beaut Ute- Motor Bikes
2:30pm     Junior Motorbike time trials
3:00pm     Parades of bikes & utes/ announce winners
3:00pm     Dolly Dance Display
4:00pm     Young Farmers Challenge - Open
           (entry fee $30/team)
6:30pm     Dalton Sisters- singing
7:00pm     Show Raffle Drawn and Fireworks start
ALL entries must be received by Monday the 20th of
Please note details of challenges are available from the
library or by contacting Tania Dalton on 02 6967 5336
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                                                                  POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM
                                                                 Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is an 8 week Program
FRRR - Small Grants for Small Rural Communities                  for parents with children 0-12 yrs. The Program has five face
A small grants program for small rural Australian                to face group sessions and three phone sessions over the 8
communities will offer grants to benefit people in rural and     weeks. It is envisaged that the five group sessions will be on
remote communities. Amounts up to $5,000 can be applied          Monday nights between 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
for each grant.                                                  The sessions will cover:
           Applications close 30 September 2010                  Wk 1 – Positive Parenting Principles
Who can apply?                                                   Having a safe, interesting environment; having a positive
Not-for-profit Organisations.                                    learning environment; using assertive discipline; having
(Organisations should also have an ABN.)                         realistic expectations; taking care of yourself as a parent;
What will be funded?                                             causes of child behaviour problems and goals for change.
Projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for      Wk 2 – Promoting Children’s Development
communities living in small rural and remote locations in        Developing positive relationships with children; encouraging
Australia, contributing to their development in social and       desirable behaviour; and teaching new skills and behaviours.
community welfare, economic, environmental, health,              Wk 3 – Managing Misbehaviour
education or cultural areas.                                     Learning strategies
Current priorities                                               Wk 4 – Planning Ahead
Community hardship in drought effected areas; Retention of       Family survival tips; and high risk situations.
young people in Rural and Regional Australia; Resettlement
                                                                 Wks 5, 6 & 7 - Telephone sessions – review progress.
of immigrants in rural Australia; Community Infrastructure;
Rural communities of 10,000 or less and Community                Wk 8 – Program Close
partnerships.                                                    Problem solving for the future and future goals.
Contact                                                          Where:       Hillston Ex-Servicemen’s Club
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal                        When:        Monday nights: 11 October, 18 October,
Postal Address: PO Box 41 Bendigo VIC 3552                                    25 October, 1 November & 29 Nov
Phone: 1800 170 020                                              Time:        6.30pm – 8.30pm
Fax: 03 5443 8900                                                Cost:        No cost
Email:                                          Contact Khristine Southwell, Griffith Community Services
Website:                                  Centre on 6961 8500 to register. Limited numbers so book early.

                                                                                                        CHEMICAL CARD PLUS
 a “not for profit” organization working with remote villagers in Papua New Guinea                        Monday, 20th September
                             WE NEED YOUR HELP                                                          Chemical accreditation training
                                                                                                               Plus 1080 Handling
In a remote area of Papua New Guinea, a band of Australian volunteers is helping to
rebuild a community which lost everything in a recent natural disaster…..We are in                          Plus On Farm Fumigation
desperate need of the following second hand items you may have laying around in                             Initial (One day workshop)
your shed or backyard:-                                                                                               $280pp
        *Kitchen sinks *Basins *Laundry tubs * Toilet bowls & cisterns
                                                                                                          Refresher (Half day workshop)
                   * Tap ware (taps, associated fittings, spouts etc)                                                $190pp
Schools, homes, business’s.... All have to be re-built from scratch…. so we are apprecia-               For details and to register contact:
tive of any items you can spare…. Freighting costs to Papua is organized, so we just have                        P: 02 6884 8812
to gather the items….                                                                                   E:
                      Any questions call Glen Worner 0427 672678                                                          Ask about our
   Pickups can be arranged or alternatively items can be dropped to the depot in Hillston                                 Online Courses!

          CWA AWARENESS DAY                                               Toastmasters: The Confidence Builders
                                                                 Toastmasters is an internationally recognised not-for-profit training organisation.
     The Hillston CWA will open a “Cafe for a Day”                                        15 September 2010
    Wednesday 8th Sept 2010, beginning at 10am for                           7.30pm at the Hillston Ex-Servicemen’s Club
   morning tea followed by lunch and afternoon tea at                           Contact: Rick Storrier on 0429 843 664
  the CWA Hall - Cnr Molesworth St & The Kidman Way              Do butterflies attack your stomach whenever you’re asked to speak before a
        Morning and Afternoon tea         $5.00                  group? Can you confidently express your thoughts and ideas? Do you have the
                                                                 nerve to ask your boss for a raise? Whether you’re speaking to one or one
        Lunch                             $8.00                  thousand, a Toastmasters club can help you speak clearly and confidently. At
     Takeaway plates can be pre-ordered on request               home or on the job, Toastmasters will provide you with the confidence you
  For more information phone Anna Cochrane 6967 4171             need to get ahead
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                                          Carrathool Shire Library Phone 6967-2503

                                                              C - Carrathool Public School
BOOK WEEK COMPETITION WINNERS 2010                            G - Goolgowi Public School
                                                              H - Hillston Central School
Kinder: Decorate an old shoe                                  S - St Josephs Primary
1st Prize :        Douglas Irvine (S)

Highly commended: Nicola McKeon (S), Tom Fitzgerald (S) &
                  Tess Power (G)
Year 1: Draw a design of a garden you would like
1st Prize:         Jorja Dalton (H)
Highly commended: Kaycee Krause (G), Jenna Orpwood (S) &
                   Brigitte Watkins (S)
Year 2: Draw your pet – what should it be called
1st Prize:         Georgia Barber (G)
Highly commended: Macey Heym (G), Oliver Taylor (G) &
                   Sam Flood (G)
Year 3: Make a Picture Book “Hero of High Street”
1st Prize:         Geogia Mijok (C)
Highly commended: Thomas Petersen (S), Molly Horneman (S)
                   & Jack Gordon(G)
Year 4: On the map Plan a Trip – say why
1st Prize:         Cody McGuire (H)
Highly commended: Sharni Power (G), Camilla Rennie (S) &
                   Brett Coonan (H)
Year 5: Build your own story bridge
1st Prize:          Emily Chick (C)
Highly commended: Jim Brettschneider & Jacob Hutchison (S),
                    Rose Ralston (H) & Isabel Merrylees (C)
Year 6: Finish the Kip Story
1st Prize:          Ella Shelley (H)
Highly commended: Jack Fensom (S), Angus Helps (S) &
                    Luke Keefe (H)

     Come in and check out the book
             week winners!                                                            Hillston Billylids celebrating
                                                                                               book week

                  Wed         Thur                              10am - 11am                            St Joseph’s School Hillston
    September     22           23                               11.45am                                Hillston Billylids
    October       27           28                               2.45pm - 3pm                           Carrathool Public School
    November      24           25                               3pm - 3.15pm                           Carrathool Residents
    December      15           16
                                                                11.30am - 12noon                       Rankins Springs
                                                                1.15pm - 1.45pm                        Goolgowi Park
                                                                2pm - 3pm                              Goolgowi Public School
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Pesticide Application in Carrathool Shire During September 2010
In accordance with Carrathool Shire Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan,
Council hereby gives notice that pesticide application will be undertaken within
the shire area during the month of September as declared below.

PESTICIDE              APPLICATION           PURPOSE                        LOCATION
Logran                 Boom Spray            Leafy Weed Control             Tabbita Lane
Roundup Ally                                                                Murrumbidgee River Road
                                                                            MR 371
                                                                            MR 368
                                                                            Cahills Road
                                                                            Back Hillston Road
                                                                            Melbergen Road
                                                                            Black Stump Road
                                                                            Roto Road
                                                                            Merungle Road
                                                                            Whealbar/Trida Road
Roundup                Boom Spray            Control all Weeds              Murrumbidgee River road
                                                                            Bringagee Road
                                                                            Cahills Road
                                                                            Melbergen Road
                                                                            Black Stump Road
                                                                            Merriwagga Road
                                                                            Erigolia Road
                                                                            Munros Road
Camba 500              Spot Spray            Control Broadleaf Weeds        Goolgowi, Merriwagga &
                                                                            Carrathool Villages
              The application of pesticide will be subject to prevailing weather conditions.
             For further information regarding this notice please contact Council’s Noxious
             Weeds Officer, Kevin Woods, at the Hillston District Office on (02) 6967 2555

           Office Opening Hours                                          DRUMMUSTER
                                                           The Goolgowi P&C is the official agent for drumMuster
The opening hours of the Hillston District Of-                        at the Goolgowi Collection Site.
fice and Council Chambers Goolgowi are:                         Please support the drumMuster programme.
                                                                          Inspections will be held
               8.30 am - 4.15 pm
                                                                  3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
                                                                              Bookings Essential
                                                           or by prior arrangement ring Max Campbell on 69651354
                                                                      In an EMERGENCY
               TO BE ADVISED!                                Ambulance, Fire, Police     Dial 000.
                                                          The Poisons Information Centre Dial 13 1126

  HILLSTON TIP HOURS                                        Thursday                  7.30am - 10.00am
  Monday             CLOSED                                 Friday                    7.30am - 10.00am
  Tuesday            7.30am – 10.00am                                                 & 1.00pm – 5.00pm
                     & 1pm – 5pm                            Saturday                  CLOSED
  Wednesday          7.30am – 10.00am                       Sunday                    11.00am - 4.00pm
 The Hillston Tip will be closed when wet. For more information please call Hillston District Office on 6967 2555.
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DATE                        EVENT                                                 DESCRIPTION
Friday              Merriwagga CWFS            Starting 9am at Jeffrey Muirheads property ‘Palomar’ followed by 12.30pm at the
3 September         Travelling Field Day       Merriwagga CWFS Site where a BBQ lunch will be provided, finishing for refreshments at
                                               the Merriwagga Pub. Guest Speakers on the day include:
                                               Stop 1: Dr Neil Fettell (NSW DPI Condobolin) & Col McMaster (WUE Researcher & Dis-
                                               trict Agronomist, NSW I&I Forbes),
                                               Stop 2: Peter O’Shannassey (Senior Ranger LHPA, Cowowa) & Barry Haskins (Hillston
                                               District Agronomist, NSW I&I).
                                               Cost: $15 (Includes booklet, morning tea and lunch) payable at the gate. Bring your own
                                               fold up chair.
                                                                    Contact: Lawrence Higgins 0428 639 291 or NSW I&I 02 6960 1300
Saturday            St Joseph's Spanish Ball   A formal evening filled with music and dancing. Tickets $30 pre-booked or $40 on the door.
4 September                                    Tickets can be purchased at Nels, Bendigo Bank and Brettschneider’s Store. Starts at 7pm.
                                                                                                           Contact: Tanya Ellis 6967 2499
Saturday            Merriwagga Spring Fair     A great day out for the whole family. The fair is a combination of pavilion exhibits, market
18 September                                   day, and children's activities. Luncheon & BBQ available on the day.
                                                                                                               Contact: Kel Fry 6965 4484
Saturday            Leukaemia Foundation Bike The fund raising events start with a bike ride from Griffith to Carrathool for lunch, then
25 September        Ride                       finishes at Goolgowi. The event continues with entertainment at the Sport Ground.
                                               Camping will also be available at the Sport & Rec Ground. A great way to support a
                                               Worthy cause!
                                                       Contact Graham & Joanne at Goolgowi Hotel 6965 1406 or Mark 0458 329 029
Saturday            Hillston Show              A great country show for the whole family to enjoy. Ring events, displays and the
25 September                                   wonderful displays in the Pavilion with art, craft, photography, cooking and flowers
                                               exhibitions. Side show alley games and rides for all ages. Don’t miss the Miss Show Girl,
                                               Junior, and Tiny Tots judging which is very popular!
                                                                                                      Contact: Heather Stiboy 6967 2613
Saturday            Uniting Church Flower      Lunch at 12noon to 2pm in church hall. Floral exhibits to be entered 8.30am to 10.30am in
9 October           Show in Hillston           Masonic Hall next to Uniting church. Entries on display from 12 noon in Masonic hall gold
                                               coin donation.
                                                                                    Contact: Christine Mc Master 6967 5318 - Luncheon
                                                                                                         Jenny Rose 6967 2646 - Flowers
Saturday / Sunday   Birds of the Bush Festival Market stall and spring fair at the Rankins Springs Park, an art & photography competition
9-10 October                                   in the Hall, children's entertainment and bird watching tours throughout the day. BBQ &
                                               luncheon available. Saturday night will feature special guest Sean Dooley, comedian, author
                                               and bird enthusiast at the pub for dinner (Bookings are essential ph Michelle 6966 1373).
                                               Sunday will continue with a local bird watching tour.
                                                                                                       Contact: Jenny Caughey 6965 3384
Saturday            CWA Flower Show in         The CWA are holding a flower show in conjunction with the Birds of the Bush Festival. It
9 October           Rankins Springs            will be held in the Rankins Springs CWA rooms.
                                                                   Contact Annette Vearing 02 6966 1242 or Kaylene Hudson 6966 1376
                                               Deb James is also having an open garden on the 9th October. Moa Road Rankins Springs.
                                               There will be signs directing people from the hall.
                                                                                                              Contact Deborah 6966 1343
                Please forward upcoming event information to our office either by e-mail:-
       or post to PO Box 12 Goolgowi 2652 ,

                                        CARRATHOOL SHIRE COUNCIL
   GOOLGOWI OFFICE:                                                       GENERAL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
   PO Box 12                                                              Water & Sewer
   9-11 Cobram Street                                                     A/Hours Goolgowi             0429 690 010
   GOOLGOWI NSW 2652                                                      A/Hours Hillston             0429 672 119
   Phone:       6965 1900                                                 A/Hours Rankins Springs      0428 661 305
   Fax:         6965 1379                                                 Ranger                       0429 690 012
   Email:                             Hillston Library             6967 2503
   Website:                         Goolgowi Swimming Pool       6965 1290
                                                                          Hillston Swimming Pool       6967 2215
   HILLSTON DISTRICT OFFICE:                                              Goolgowi Caravan Park        6965 1900
   190 High St                                                            Hillston Caravan Park        6967 2575
   HILLSTON NSW 2675                                                      Rankins Springs Caravan Park 6966 1346
   Phone:      6967 2555
   Fax:        6967 2804

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