Mildura Weekly : Friday June 10 Vol 10 No 31
NEWS 23 FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU By VINNIE RODI THE Corporate Moose will host a special homecoming of sorts on Friday, July 1, with Melbourne seven-piece ‘Beautiful Beasts’ to visit the region as part of their ‘Pony Ride/The 90s’ interstate tour. While the performance will mark the first time many of the group will visit or per- form in Mildura, the trip will be extra special for former resident Annie Stone, who is returning after three years studying and performing in the State’s capi- tal. The 21-year- old backing vocalist, who spoke to the Mildura Weekly this week ahead of the tour, said she was excited to return home and perform alongside her “fellow Beasts.” “Being a relative new- comer to the band, it’s re- ally exciting to get out on the road and perform – especial- ly in front of my family and friends back home,” she said. The July tour will see the group launch their double single ‘Pony Ride/The 90’s,’ with the band to perform in Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra over a two-month period. Born and raised in Mil- dura, Annie’s journey to touring musician started in Melbourne three years ago, where she began a Bachelor of Applied Music and Perfor- mance at the Box Hill Insti- tute of TAFE. “I always wanted to study and play music,” she said. “The plan was to come to Melbourne and start gigging, and see where it took me. “I started singing from the day I could talk, and start- ed singing lessons at age nine in Mildura. “I continued those les- sons for 10 years, and in be- tween took part in school performances, choirs, school bands and eisteddfods, “Once I got to Melbourne I was lucky enough to play a few solo gigs, and I also play guitar and piano. “I was only recently asked to join the Beautiful Beasts as a backing vocalist, and knew of the guys through school. “Itwasabitofashockto be asked to come on board, and I’m really enjoying the challenges.” Now a seven-piece group following Annie’s ad- dition, the singer said the band would perform three, 35-minute sets in Mildura. “For the Mildura show I will actually have the chance to lead one of the songs, so I’m pretty excited about that,” she said. “The group itself has been together for a few years now, and had the chance to tour as a five-piece last year. “The best way to describe our genre is funky pop – most of the stuff we play is original work, and while we play a few covers, our music is all about dancing and hav- ing a good time.” A keen songwriter in her own right, Annie said it was her hope to contribute to the band’s catalogue in the future. “I dabble a bit in writing, and would love to put a few of my songs out there in the future,” she said. “At the mo- ment I’m really enjoying be- ing a part of this band, and maybe down the line I might bring up the song-writing stuff with the group.” While focused purely on the Beautiful Beast’s upcom- ing tour, Annie said she did have one eye on the future. “I would love to get into a bit of teaching in the future, and just see where things go from there,” she said. “I’m having the time of my life at the moment, and enjoying every minute.” Entry for the Beautiful Beast’s Mildura performance is free, with doors to open at 7pm. More information about the group is available by visit- ing www.facebook.com/Beau- tifulBeastsBand. Beautiful Beasts to showcase funky pop vibe • HOMECOMING: Former Mildura resident Annie Stone (front row, left), will return to Mildura on July 1 alongside her Beautiful Beasts bandmates. The group is visiting Mildura as part of their ‘Pony Ride/The 90’s’ interstate tour. 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Additionally, over recent weeks Council staff have also been engaging with the community about things such as the Operational Plan, the draft Sustainable Wentworth Strategy, the Midway Centre redevelopment, the website redevelopment and the Curlwaa boat ramp upgrades. I acknowledge that there are some areas where Council’s performance needs to improve but overall I have been heartened by the positive comments from the public about Council’s performance. The General Manager and Councillor McKinnon continue to be actively involved in discussions in relation to the Far West Initiative. With the State Government’s Local Government Reform Agenda there is no doubt that there will be some changes to how the Wentworth Shire Council will operate in the future. I am advised that there will be a discussion paper released for public comment in the coming months and I encourage all residents on both sides of the river to at least look at the proposed changes and to make a submission to the review. 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 COMMUNITY CONSULTATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION Local Environment Plan 2011 - Amendment No. 11 In accordance with Sections 56(2)(c) and 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Wentworth Shire Council gives public notice of the exhibition of Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011, Amendment No. 11. The amendment seeks permissibility for the rezoning of Lot 24 DP 756961 on Yanco Road Dareton from RU1 Primary Production to R5 Large Lot Residential with a minimum lot size of 3,000m2. Pursuant to Section 56 (1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) the following supporting documents will be concurrently exhibited: • Planning Proposal • Gateway Determination issued 14 March 2016. • Supporting Maps. The exhibition documents will be on display from 4 June 2016 to 1 July 2016 at the following locations: Wentworth: Council Office 26-28 Adelaide St, Wentworth Buronga: Buronga Library Chapman St, Buronga Dareton: Dareton Library Millie St, Dareton Inspection of the documents is possible during normal office hours for those facilities listed above. All interested persons are invited to inspect the exhibition documents and make written submissions (email is acceptable) to be received by Friday, 1 July 2016. If an objection is made, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Any submissions may be made public unless a request to withhold is made. Any enquiries or requests for copies of the exhibition documents should be directed to the Customer Service area by phoning (03) 5027 5027 or email: email@example.com. COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SESSION Junction Island Bridge A Community Consultation Session is to be held on site at the Junction Island bridge on 28 June 2016 at 5pm. The consultation session is to seek input from local residents in regards to the proposed upgrade of the existing Junction Island bridge structure. Councillors and Council staff will be in attendance to obtain community feedback and answer any questions that community members may have. Local residents who wish to find out more but are unable to attend this consultation session, are encouraged to contact Council on (03) 5027 5027 or provide written feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS RIVER BOAT EFFLUENT DISPOSAL STATIONS Investigation And Scoping Study Closing Date 2.00 pm Friday 24 June 2016 Wentworth Shire Council requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to undertake an investigation and Scoping Study of the River Boat Effluent Disposal Stations located within the Wentworth Local Government Area on the Murray and Darling Rivers. MIDWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE RE- DEVELOPMENT ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND DOCUMENTATION Closing Date 2.00 pm Friday 24 June 2016 Wentworth Shire Council require the services of a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to complete the architectural design and documentation of the Midway Community Centre re-development work. BURONGA RIVERFRONT MASTERPLAN Closing Date: 4.00 pm Friday 8 July 2016 Wentworth Shire Council is seeking quotes from qualified and capable consultants for the preparation of the Buronga Riverfront Masterplan, Buronga NSW. Interested parties should contact the Coordinator Roads and Engineering on 5027 5027 to request a copy of the scope of works for any of the above projects. POSITIONS VACANT MANAGER LIBRARY SERVICES Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 23 June 2016 Due to a resignation, Council currently has a great opportunity for an experienced, creative and dynamic person to lead our Library Team. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate high level communication skills, a commitment to customer service, and proven understanding of the importance of meeting community needs. They will have strong technology and digital literacy skills and excellent administration skills. They will be a leader with vision who inspires collaboration and team work. Further information can be downloaded from www.wentworth.nsw. gov.au/employment or by contacting Lois Fraser on (03) 5027 5027. ROAD WORKS PLANNED ROADWORKS Sturt Highway at Buronga, between the Silver City Highway / Sturt Highway roundabout and just east of Rose Street. This project is expected to be completed by the end of June (weather permitting). A detour will be in place for up to four days, 24 hours a day, from Friday 3 June 2016. The detour will be via Melaleuca Street and Corbett Avenue. Location: Sturt Highway at Buronga Road User Temporary lane closures and speed Advice: restrictions will be in place Location: Silver City and Sturt Highways, various locations Work Hours: 7am - 5pm Location: Intersection Silver City Highway and Armstrong Avenue (Palm Island) Wentworth Work Hours: 7am - 5:30pm Dates: 19 - 30 June 2016, Monday to Sunday Speed Limit: 40 km/h (for duration of project) Road User Temporary lane and road closures, Advice: speed restrictions and detours will be in place. Delays of up to 10 minutes may occur. Darling River Bridge lift arrangements remain Bridge: unchanged.
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