Mildura Weekly : Friday March 4 Vol 10 No 17
NEWS 27 FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU WHETHER it’s paint- ing, plastering, gar- dening or that next big project around the house, unless you’re a ‘tradie’ there’s always a point where the av- erage home owner runs out of skills, or could use a few tricks of the trade. A series of Bun- nings Warehouse DIY workshops in Mildura this month could be just what’s required to take the plunge and complete these and many other jobs, and the best thing of all is they’re free. Starting tomor- row, Bunnings Mildu- ra will hold a series of five adult DIY work- shops and eight kids workshops. Bunnings Warehouse Mildura manager, Lincoln Dalla Santa, said workshops be- tween this weekend and March 27 came at the perfect time for Sunraysia residents in- tending to embark on their next project dur- ing the Easter holidays. “With the Easter break fast approaching, a range of free workshops are available for lo- cal residents to hone their DIY skills in time to tackle their home and garden projects over the long weekend,” Mr Dalla Santa said. “Bunnings team members are pleased to be able to offer local Mildura residents work- shops to help them achieve their DIY goals.” There will be two adult workshops this weekend, each of which will be held in three timeslots. Tomorrow’s workshop will focus on outdoor projects, while Sunday’s work- shop will cover ba- sic workshop skills. Each workshop will be held at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Childrens work- shops will also be held this Saturday and Sunday, with tomorrow’s session covering garden craft, while Sunday will focus on using nature to create mas- terpieces around the home. For children’s workshop times contact Bunnings Ware- house Mildura. Adult’s and children’s workshops will continue next weekend with sessions cover- ing weekend project for adults and wood- working and garden creatures for children. Other adult workshops in coming weeks include painting and plastering on the weekend of March 19/20 and gardening on March 26/27. Upcoming children’s workshops in- clude Easter-themed sessions, crafts and tips for growing vegetables. For more information contact Bunnings Warehouse Mildura on 5018 5800. Get the skills, tips to do it yourself FORMER local and Run100 Foundation founder Jeff Brennan arrived in Mildura today at the halfway mark of an epic 800 kilometre run to raise awareness and funds for those affected by ovarian cancer. Jeff left Bendigo earlier this week for the mammoth trek and aims to make the re- turn run to Mildura and back in just eight days. Despite battling a raft of difficult conditions this week, including blazing heat, in- sects and dust, Jeff arrived at Ouyen yesterday morning, on track to arrive in Mildura in time for tonight’s Night with the Stars, featuring AFL legend Billy Brownless and Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown at the Mil- dura Function Centre. The Foundation was launched in March 2014 to raise awareness and funds to support people affected by ovarian cancer, following the death of his wife’s aunty, Ker- ry, as a result of the disease. Immediately after the tragedy, Jeff embarked on a 100-kilometre run from Echuca to Bendigo to raise funds for ovarian cancer, meeting a host of people and families who had also been impacted by the disease. The success of that initial run, and the inspiring stories Jeff heard along the way, were the trigger to start the Run100 Foundation. As the organisation has grown, so too has the task Jeff sets himself to keep the issue in the spotlight, resulting in this year’s massive 800-kilo- metre run. For more information visit www.run100foundation .com.au/nwts-mildura. Epic 800km-run for ovarian cancer • NEARLY THERE: Jeff celebrated his arrival in Ouyen yesterday morning on his 400-kilometre run from Bendigo to Mildura. • TEAM PLAYERS: Bunnings Mildura’s Gavin McGinty and Tanya Lamprell are all set for the coming series of DIY workshops. Relax on the river or enjoy your next function aboard the “Wentworth” Functions & Conferencing Facilities Licensed Bar Relax & Enjoy the view Call or email Julia to Book 0408 647 097 or email@example.com www.wentworthcruises.com.au Fully Licensed Eftpos facilities Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Departs from Wentworth To wn Wharf Live Entertainment Wednesday Afternoon Tea Scenic Cruise: 2pm to 3.30pm Wednesday Twilight Fish & Chip Cruise: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Sunday Family BBQ Lunch Cruise: 12.30pm to 3pm $38FROM$27FROM$25FROMTO W INSHO PH ERE MILDURA TOYOTA CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY SHIREFocus THE SHIRE ON TWO RIVERS Tel: (03) 5027 5027 | Fax: (03) 5027 5000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 81, Wentworth, N.S.W. 2648. (26-28 Adelaide Street) | www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au PETER KOZLOWSKI GENERAL MANAGER ACROSS THE MAYOR’S DESK PUBLIC NOTICES Over the next few months, the ‘boys’ will be engaged in painting and invigorating Ruby’s exterior, but help is needed for cleaning, laundry management and general housekeeping in her cabins and saloon, as well as outside gardening work. We need to get her spic and span for the ‘Fergy’ celebrations in July as well as being prepared for advance overnight bookings which are coming in for next spring. Ian Robinson is the new Administration Officer, so If you haven’t seen Ruby lately, give Ian a call on 0418 598 807 and drop in to Fotherby Park for a look. You’ll get an idea of what needs to be done and if you can spare some time, he’ll get you organised in a work party at a time to suit you. We’re also planning a number of improvements to the grounds around the Ruby pond so that the area can become an attractive entrance to the historic vessel as a static exhibition. She is the last remaining original paddle steamer (Reg No 10 in the Historic Vessels Register) and she belongs to the people of Wentworth, so lending a hand would benefit the whole community. Ruby looks forward to seeing you soon. WENTWORTH COMMUNITY TRANSPORT TOWN LOOP Weekly each Thursday from 8.45am Transport to and from Wentworth, Curlwaa and Dareton area for shopping, appointments, visiting or social activities. For further information, contact 5027 7125. WENTWORTH JUNCTION JUNK TOWN GARAGE SALE Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, throughout Wentworth Clean out your cupboards and shed, the Junction Junk Garage Sale is on again this year! To register a site, contact the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, 66 Darling Street Wentworth or telephone 5027 5080. BOOK LAUNCH & ART EXHIBITION Saturday 5 March, 2.30pm “Where’s Jessie?” is set in the Australian outback and illustrated by Wentworth artist, Anne Spudvilas. Meet both the author and the illustrator at Artback Australia and have your copy personally signed. Further information, contact 0413 954 473. WALK WENTWORTH SING Sunday 6 March 2016, throughout Wentworth, 1pm - 7.30pm Choirs and singing groups throughout Sunraysia will be performing at a number of venues in Wentworth. Patrons can walk from each venue to experience a variety of styles and repertoire. Featured performers, Jane Thompson and James Rigby, will begin the afternoon at Artback Gallery Café at 1pm. The day of song will conclude at 7.30pm in the Wentworth Town Hall when all choirs will come together for a massed singing finale, including Community singing. Further information, contact 0407 893 485. MEET THE MAKERS OPEN STUDIOS & POP UP SHOPS Saturday 12 March 2016, throughout Wentworth, 10am - 4pm The Makers will present an “open house” day of studios and shop fronts, showcasing the wide variety of mediums and crafts within the group. Maps will be available at the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre & Artback Australia. From 5.30pm, join the Makers at the Lock 10 lawns for a BYO picnic and live music. Further information, contact 0407 893 485. BASKET WEAVING & ABORIGINAL STORYLINE SYMBOLS WORKSHOPS Saturday 12 March 2016, 42 Darling Street, Wentworth, 10.30am - 2.30pm Further information contact 5027 3758 or 0409 041 758. ART EXHIBITION – BIRDS OF A FEATHER Wentworth Memorial Rooms, Great Hall, 66 Darling Street Wentworth Exhibition by the Makers; running until 14 March, 2016. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 1pm. CHANGE TO MAY MEETING OF COUNCIL Council would like to advise all residents and ratepayers that the May ordinary meeting of Council scheduled for Wednesday 18 May 2016, has been changed to Thursday 12 May 2016 commencing at 10am, to be held at Council Chambers, Short Street Wentworth. Business papers will be available on our website or from Council Offices located at 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth, the Monday prior to the meeting. CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 Clean Up Australia Day 2016 will take place on Sunday 6 March. Sites will be registered on the Clean Up Australia Day 2016 website. If you would like to register as a Volunteer refer to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au, or you may register on the day. DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS & GRANTS Council wishes to advise that the next round of applications to access Council’s Donation, Contributions and Grants funding is now open. Applications forms are available from Councils office, the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre or can be downloaded from our website. All applications need to be received by Council by Friday 15 April, 2016 to be considered at Council’s Ordinary Council meeting in May. Applications can be delivered to our main office, mailed or emailed to Council. If you require further information please contact Council on (03) 5027 5027. COOOOOOEEEEEE! RUBY CALLING At PS Ruby, we’ve had renewed vigour from our volunteers at the start of this year. More of course are welcome and you don’t need to be a “river man” or have an interest in paddle steamers to be involved. Right now, Ruby needs to get some help with the housekeeping side of things. As Ruby has quarters for 12 crew as well as 14 passenger cabins and a dining room, there is a lot of housekeeping which needs to be done to keep her ready for bookings. On 16 December last year Council resolved to commence a series of consultation sessions in each of our townships, and last Thursday was the Wentworth Township meeting which I attended, together with Councillors Cohrs and Clarke. These meetings provide us with the opportunity to inform the community of Council’s short, medium and long term activities within each township. The meetings also provide the opportunity for members of the community to provide feedback to Council on any matter they would like to raise. Approximately 30 people attended the Wentworth meeting and some of the projects discussed included:- • The Wentworth aerodrome upgrades • The development of a strategic plan for Wentworth township • The preparation of a management plan for the Wentworth Sporting Complex buildings • The submission of an application for the funding of a management plan for the Junction Island project One of the more significant discussion points at the focus group meeting was Council’s website, which is outdated and in much need of a complete overhaul. I am pleased to say that this is one of the projects that is being funded by Council in this financial year. A new website is currently under development and it is anticipated that it will go live by the end of this financial year. Whilst the Council website deals with a wide range of Council functions our aim is to make this one as user friendly as possible. This week I was also pleased to visit the Bottle Bend boat ramp to discuss the proposed works at that location. The proposed works include the installation of a new precast concrete boat ramp, a crushed rock access track, and stormwater drainage swales and culverts to control overland flow of stormwater. The works are funded by the Wentworth Shire Council for the benefit of the local community.
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