Mildura Weekly : Friday September 16 Vol 10 No 45
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 02 CHAFF 424 San Mateo Avenue, MILDURA Ph: 5021 1777 | F: 5021 1733 www.milduraweekly.com.au OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm NEWS firstname.lastname@example.org SPORT email@example.com LETTERS firstname.lastname@example.org MANAGING email@example.com DIRECTOR SALES firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIFIEDS email@example.com REGULAR FEATURES INSIDE TODAY A corporate enterprise of the Mildura Weekly Ph: 5021 1782 www.milduraphonebook.com.au 26,200 COPIES DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY For more info visit www.auditbureau.org.au NEWS Footy crowd cautioned to be on best behaviour – Page5 COMMUNITY $1m facelift for TAFE Koori learning centre – Page 15 PEOPLE Hunt on for field day ambassador – Page 16 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 17 MILDURA CAKE SUPPLIES FEATURE.......... 18 GRAND FINAL POSTERS.......................... 19 - 22 ENTERTAINMENT....................................... 23 - 25 TRADES & SERVICES............................... 26 & 27 CLASSIFIEDS .............................................. 28 - 32 SPORT ............................................................ 33 - 40 GRAND FINAL FEATURES........................ 34 - 37 MOTORING & REAL ESTATE.................LIFTOUT a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... WITH SFNL grand final time upon us, the Mildura Weekly has released two, commemora- tive posters to acknowledge this year’s finalists – Mildura and Ouyen United. The posters have been created by ‘Weekly graphic designer Na- than McGregor, and are a perfect keepsake to mark the day. Supporters of both teams are being encouraged to photograph themselves with the posters at tomorrow’s game, and share the picture on the Mildura Weekly’s Facebook page. The best picture, as chosen by the ‘Weekly’s editorial team, will be featured in next week’s edi- tion alongside photos taken by our roving photographer PAUL MENSCH. Grab your SFNL grand final poster in today’s edition! 2016 SUNRAYSIA FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINALIST 2016 SUNRAYSIA FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINALIST THE future of Wentworth Shire Council, and the Far West of New South Wales, will be discussed at four, public consultation meetings next week. The NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) confirmed on Wednesday that con- sultation sessions for the Wentworth Shire, which are being held following the release of the OLG’s ‘Improving outcomes for the people of Far Western NSW’ consultation paper, will take place next Tuesday, Septem- ber 20, and Wednesday, September 21. At this stage, the OLG has scheduled meetings for Dareton (at the Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club from 1pm to 3pm) and Wentworth (at the Wentworth Town Hall from 5.30pm to 7.30pm) for next Tuesday, with sessions also confirmed for Wentworth (at the Wentworth Town Hall from 7.30am to 9.30am) and Gol Gol (at the Alcheringa Pavilion from 10.30am to 12.30pm) next Wednesday. The paper, prepared in partnership with the Far West Initiative, has proposed the establishment of a regional statutory body for the Far West, which covers eight local government areas including Wentworth Shire Council, Balranald, Bourke, Brewar- rina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar and Walgett. That body is expected to allow Far West councils to remain operational to deal with local issues, while the regional body would be responsible for regional issues. It is believed the body will create “clear roles, functions and accountabilities fo- cussed on achieving better outcomes for Far West communities,” and improve Far West Councils’ ability to apply for grants, raise revenue, expend funds and improve engagement with the State and Common- wealth Governments. Membership for the regional body will comprise a mix of elected representatives, statutory appointments and associate mem- bers, with each Council to be represented by its Mayor or a nominated delegate. The paper was released just prior to the last Saturday’s Shire elections, and drew criticism from former councillor, and Wentworth Shire’s Far West Initiative repre- sentative, Don McKinnon, who labelled it “vague and even misleading.” Mr McKinnon, at the time of the paper’s release, said the document did not clearly indicate if Local Government would be maintained under the regional statutory body model, while also questioning wheth- er councils would play a significant role in the future, and who would decide what lo- cal government’s role would be. Wentworth Shire Council, general man- ager, Peter Kozlowski, said that while notice of the consultation meetings was short, residents should attend one of the sessions to have their say. Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, said input of Far West residents would play a vital role in determining the future of Local Government in the region. Euston-based residents, who form part of the Balranald Shire, can also have their say next Wednesday, September 21, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Euston Multipur- pose Centre. More information about the consulta- tion and background papers, or to make a submission to the proposal, is available online at www.fitforthefuture.nsw.gov.au/ far-west-initiative, or by visiting Wentworth Shire Council’s website; www.wentworth. nsw.gov.au. Written submissions close on October 14. Resident input sought on Shire future WHY divorce? In a divorce court a wom- an requested the judge: “Your Honour, I want to divorce my husband.” “But why ?” asked the judge. She replied, “Because he is not faithful to me.” The judge asked, “How do you know?” She replied, “My Lord, not a single child resembles him.” LOVE your enemy...On his death bed, the husband called his wife and said, “One month after I die I want you to marry Sam- my. ” “Sammy! But he is your enemy!” “Yes, I know that! 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