Mildura Weekly : Friday November 11 Vol 11 No 2
NEWS 21 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU THE Australian Hearing Bus made a special stop in Mil- dura and surrounding areas this week, offering free hear- ing checks to local residents, while raising hearing health awareness. Visiting IGA’s in Mer- bein and Wentworth, Ouyen Pharmacy and the Langtree Mall, the mobile hearing ser- vice has provided more than 35,000 free hearing checks in communities across Austra- lia since it was launched in 2009. Hundreds of Sunraysia residents were expected to benefit from this week’s visit. Australian Hearing Mil- dura manager, Lynne Floun- ders, said as age-related hear- ing loss developed, it was common for people to not be aware that their hearing was diminishing. In fact, hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the com- munity, with around 60 per- cent of Australians suffering from some form of hearing loss. “A hearing check is a quick and easy way to mea- sure the sounds you can and can’t hear,” Lynne said. “Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in regards to your hearing.” As well as having a hear- ing check, visitors to the bus had the opportunity to find out more information on a range of common hearing issues, and view a display of easy-to-use hearing devices for around the home. These included headsets for watching TV, and alert systems for doorbells. “Not everyone who is ex- periencing problems needs a hearing aid,” Lynne said. “Sometimes it’s just hearing the television at normal vol- umes, hearing your doorbell, or hearing your friends on the phone that’s the prob- lem.” WATER Wizard Carwash Mildura will today offer free car washes to Veterans and mili- tary personnel as part of a special Remem- brance Day program. ‘Grace for Vets’ is an international pro- gram that sees car wash operators in four countries provide free washes to Veterans and current service personnel as a way of saying thanks to those people who have been, or are part of, Australia’s military ser- vices. The initiative was founded in 2004 by Mike Mountz – an ex-serviceman moved by visits to Veterans hospitals in the US. Last year’s Grace for Vets event included more than 2200 car washes from US, Can- ada, New Zealand and Australia, including Water Wizard Carwash Mildura. “This day is not about the car wash op- erators who are providing the free washes, it’s about honouring and recognising those who have and are serving and protecting our country,” Water Wizard Carwash Mildura owner, Graeme Foreman, said. “It’s an exciting and emotional day for everyone. Our management team and em- ployees look forward to giving back to those who have given so much to uphold the val- ues and security of Australia.” Water Wizard Carwash Mildura will offer free car washes to Veterans and military per- sonnel between 8am and 6pm today. Free veterans car wash on Remembrance Day • IHEAR YOU: Rocco Polito, 72, from Gawler, South Australia, has his hearing tested by visiting audiometrist Dr Anthony Verrier, far right. • Australian Hearing customer service officer Emma Reid. Bus spreads a healthy hearing message Elders Mildura 5018 6800 143 Lime Avenue Mildura, Victoria 3500 Elders Wentworth 5027 3411 34 Darling Street Wentworth, NSW 2648 Elders Robinvale 5026 3050 79 Perrin Street Robinvale, Victoria 3549 Deacon Real Estate eldersmildura.com.au Auctions & Clearing Sales Marty Deacon is Sunraysia’s most recognised auctioneer with years of experience specialising in; • Plant & Machinery Auctions • Deceased Estates • Goods & Chattles Auctions Contact Marty on 0429 953 365 or 03 5018 6800 for a professional and competitive discussion AUCTIONS MADE EASY SHIREFocus THE SHIRE ON TWO RIVERS Tel: (03) 5027 5027 | Fax: (03) 5027 5000 | Email: email@example.com P. O. Box 81, Wentworth, N.S.W. 2648. (26-28 Adelaide Street) | www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au Peter Kozlowski GENERAL MANAGER PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As per Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act. In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Wentworth Shire Council advises that the ordinary Council meeting to be held on 16 November 2016 will include the presentation of the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the year ending 30 June 2016. A summary of the Financial Statements is provided below: Income Statement Total Income from Continuing Operations Total Expenses from Continuing Operations Operating Result from Continuing Operations Net Operating Result for the year Net Operating Result before Grants & Contributions provided for Capital Purposes Statement of Financial Position Total Current Assets Total Current Liabilities Total Non Current Assets Total Non Current Liabilities Total Equity Other Financial Information Unrestricted Current Ratio (times) Operating Performance Ratio (%) Debt Service Cover Ratio (times) Rates & Annual Charges Outstanding Ratio (%) Infrastructure Renewals Ratio (%) Own Source Operating Revenue Ratio (%) Cash Expense Cover Ratio (months) In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act, 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council’s Audited Financial Statements or the Auditor’s Reports. Copies of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports may be inspected at: Internet: www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/financial-reports.aspx Locations: 26-28 Adelaide St Wentworth NSW 2648 Submissions close one week after the above Public Meeting has been held. 2016 $'000 25,123 22,994 (2,129) (2,129) (601) 30,320 (4,423) 371,077 (1,241) 395,733 5.80x 2.4% 36.3x 10.0% 72.1% 53.1% 18.58mths 2015 $'000 22,664 23,010 (346) (346) (1,822) 27,384 (4,548) 358,835 (1,265) 380,406 4.73x -8.7% 16.68x 15.1% 93.6% 58.5% 15.3mths PUBLIC NOTICES MURRAY RIVER FLOOD INFORMATION The latest Murray River flood bulletin from the Bureau of Meteorology is available from their website, www.bom.gov.au. Filled sandbags provided by NSW SES are available at the following locations: • Carramar Drive Sporting Complex (Alcheringa Oval) - 100 Club Shed, Buronga • George Gordon Oval, Dareton • McLeod Oval, Wentworth The sandbags have been provided by NSW SES and are available to any NSW resident in preparation for the predicted minor flood due later this month. Please only take what you need and return any unused sandbags to the collection point as they may be needed by others. To request SES assistance please call 132 500. FAR WEST REFORM UPDATE The Mayor and General Manager met with the Minister for Local Government on 18 October about the Far West Initiative (FWI). At that meeting it was indicated that the due date for submissions to the FWI consultation paper was likely to be put back to a date in November due to the rains over recent few weeks in the Far West. However, a media release by Minister for local Government, the Hon. Paul Toole, received by the General Manager on Friday 28 October at 3.50pm states that the new submission date is now 16 December 2016. The Mayor said that the meeting was a good opportunity to hear about the Far West reform process directly from the Minister. “Since the September Council elections, five new Mayors have been elected and we needed to be briefed on the Minister’s views. A change of due date is also an indication that the Minister has acknowledged the strong requests from the community for more time to deal with submissions. The Mayor went on to say that Wentworth Shire Council would continue to liaise with the other seven councils in the Far West and would finalise points of agreement with them. In view of the new submission date residents who have not already made a submission about the consultation paper are asked to contact Council directly or visit the Council’s website regularly for updates. As stated at the public meeting in Dareton on 10 October 2016 Council will assist residents who wish to make a submission. FREE WORKSHOP TO HELP LEARNER DRIVERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held by the Roads and Maritime Services in conjunction with Wentworth Shire Council on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at the Alcheringa Pavilion, Gol Gol. Commencing at 6:30pm, the two hour workshop, Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers, offers parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers. Bookings for the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course are essential for catering purposes and can be made by calling Council’s Road Safety Officer on 03 5027 5027 no later than Tuesday 15 November 2016. HEAVY VEHICLE FORUM A free forum on heavy vehicle road safety will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2016 commencing at 6:30pm. The forum will provide truck drivers, transport companies, farmers, livestock owners and others in the heavy vehicle industry with valuable road safety information, an update on regulations and an opportunity to network with others in the industry. In attendance will be RMS Heavy Vehicle Specialists, WorkSafe NSW and NSW Police. Bookings for the Heavy Vehicle Forum are essential for catering purposed and can be made by calling Council’s Road Safety Officer on 03 5027 5027 no later than Wednesday 16 November 2016. SITUATIONS VACANT CASUAL LANDFILL ATTENDANT Closing date: 4pm Thursday 17 November 2016 A position exists within Council for a Casual Landfill Attendant at the Buronga Landfill. The position will provide relief duties for existing staff which may include weekend work, and may also include work at the Shire Transfer Stations. Ideally you will also have experience in operating heavy plant such as front end loaders, excavators and trucks. A full position description can be downloaded from www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/employment.aspx and further information can be obtained by contacting Lois Fraser on 03 5027 5027.
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