Mildura Weekly : Friday November 25 Vol 11 No 4
20 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 BUDOU Farms, Minter Magic and Robinvale P-12 College have been successful at the 2016 Rural Water Innovation Awards. An initiative of Southern Rural Water, Goulburn Mur- ray Water, Coliban Water, Melbourne Water, Victorian Water, Victorian Farmers Fed- eration and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, the awards are con- sidered an opportunity to cel- ebrate and reward excellence in innovative water use in re- gional areas like Sunraysia. All three winners were rec- ognised at the regional level, receiving $500 in cash, while also earning an opportunity to have their businesses and initiatives promoted through Lower Murray Water’s (LMW) marketing channels. Minter Magic, Robinvale P-12 College and Bodou Farms are also now eligible for judging at a gala luncheon presentation on December 2, with LMW customer relations co-ordinator, Leesa Merrett, saying it was sometimes easy for organisations and groups to forget that what they are doing is innovative. “Especially when you are doing it every day,” she said. “Our region is full of incred- ible innovations, and it is im- portant to celebrate this.” Budou Farms – a table grape property located in Merbein South – was award- ed the regional award for Ir- rigation District Water Users. The property uses a probe EC to measure temperature and soil moisture to assist in the irrigation decision-mak- ing process, while also im- proving the accuracy of when and how to irrigate. The practice has so far led to significant water savings, and better management of nutrients – specifically of ni- trates not being leeched. The Surface Water User Award was won by Darren Minter from Minter Magic, who developed and com- missioned a water recycling plant. The property has seen sig- nificant water savings of 65 megalitres a year, while the farm has also seen an increase in crop quality and reduced salinity impacts with the im- provement of water quality from the recycling plant. The farm has also diver- sified, producing asparagus, citrus and almonds. “After experiencing both drought and flood through our family’s five generations of asparagus production, wa- ter security has always been foremost on our minds,” Mr Minter said. “Drainage water impact has been confronting and al- ways a source of is there a way I can re-use this water? “With this in mind, and many years of research, a trial was implemented in 2015. We are extremely happy with the results we are seeing, from reduction of irrigation water requirement to reducing sa- linity impact. “We are gaining limited free trace element supply and most importantly we are drought proofing ourselves.” For the past several years, Robinvale P-12 College has incorporated an environmen- tal awareness program as an integral part of its curriculum, and was recognised regional- ly for its “strong environmen- tal conscience.” “The school has installed four rainwater tanks which we use to irrigate vegetable gardens, fruit orchards and chicken runs,” Robinvale Col- lege P-12 principal, Ana Rees, said. “We also have a working worm farm producing worm castings and fertiliser, which is sold to the local commu- nity and is creating a kitchen garden for students to learn hands-on skills for their pro- duction and preparation of food. “The students have in- cubated and raised many chooks, which supply the community with eggs, while developing approximately 10 gardens of produce which is sold at our school farmers markets, which students help run as well through the kitch- en garden program.” Sunraysia Rural Water Innovation Awards success • WINNING ENTRY: Lower Murray Water State judge Peter Ebner, left, and Minter Magic owner Darren Minter assess Mr Minter’s successful entry in the 2016 Rural Water Innovation Awards Surface Water User Award category. 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The Division facilitates development within the Wentworth Shire and enhances the quality of the built environment by providing a prompt and efficient approvals service. SUBDIVISION ENGINEER - PERMANENT FULL TIME POSITION (35 HOURS PER WEEK) Council is seeking a highly motivated individual with proven experience in subdivision, development and construction to provide engineering support for the Development Approval process within the Health and Planning Division. This role provides a great opportunity to be part of a progressive team delivering a very important function within Council. Reporting to the Director Health and Planning, you will be responsible for providing a high level of professional advice to Council’s internal and external customers, stakeholders and the community, in respect of development engineering. The successful applicant will assess and oversee a range of development applications, with a strong emphasis on subdivision related inspections and certify compliance with regulatory functions in respect of subdivision and development construction requirements. To be successful in this role you must have a Degree in Civil Engineering acceptable for membership to the Institute of Engineers Australia and a current Driver’s Licence. Experience in design and rural residential development with knowledge of relevant planning legislation is essential. All positions within Council are subject to the satisfactory completion of a three month probationary period. COORDINATOR HEALTH AND PLANNING The successful applicant will be an “all-rounder” with demonstrated high levels of interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, the ability to effectively plan and prioritise workloads, and be able to work independently to help achieve Divisional key performance indicators. This position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a three month probationary period and has a commencement salary of $55,473.60 per annum plus compulsory employer superannuation. TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICER The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with statutory planning correspondence, enquires, proposals and decisions, including the provision of written and verbal responses to customer enquiries and for carrying out administrative tasks. This position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a three month probationary period and has a commencement salary of $55,473.60 per annum plus compulsory employer superannuation. ADMINISTRATION OFFICER - HEALTH AND PLANNING PERMANENT PART TIME (23 HOURS PER WEEK) The successful applicant will provide high quality administrative support on a daily basis to meet the needs of internal and external customers. This position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a three month probationary period and has an hourly rate of $26.58 plus compulsory employer superannuation. Further information can be downloaded from www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/employment.aspx or by contacting Lois Fraser on (03) 5027 5027 for all of the above positions. ROADS AND ENGINEERING DIVISION MANAGER WORKS Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 8 December 2016 Wentworth Shire Council is seeking an experienced, dynamic and articulate leader to fulfil the role of Manager Works. This role is responsible for the delivery of Council’s capital works program. These works are varied in nature and range from parks and gardens through to roads and related civil works, as well as water and sewer. The suitable applicant will need strong skills and experience in managing people, competing priorities and managing and documenting responses UPCOMING MEETINGS GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE - MON 5 DECEMBER 2016 The General Purpose Committee has been established to consider matters in relation to Tourism and Economic Development, Planning and Development matters together with Recreation, Sporting and other Community related items. Meetings are open to the public and will generally occur on the first Monday of the month commencing at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. PUBLIC NOTICES DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS GRANTED IN OCTOBER 2016 Copies of these consents are available for inspection at the Shire Offices Wentworth between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, public holidays excepted. This notice is made in accordance with the provisions of Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). Note: Pursuant to Section 101 of the EP&A Act, any person may question the validity of any of these consents by commencing legal proceedings in the Land and Environmental Court within three months from the date of publication of this notice. DA2016/100 Boundary Realignment 42 Mulga Road Lots 480 & 797 DP 756961 Coomealla DA2016/101 Boundary Realignment 42 Mulga Road Lots 162 & 163 DP 756961 Coomealla DA2016/102 Demolition of a Dwelling, Garage & Shed 2 Riverview Rise Lot 5 Section 29 DP 758456 Gol Gol DA2016/104 Replacement Dwelling 6481 Sturt Highway Lot 1 DP 1186066 Tr entham Cliffs DA2016/117 Shed & Two Lot Subdivision 206 Paringi Road Lot 42 DP 756971 Paringi DA2016/124 Roof over existing Winemaking Equipment - Two Stages 557A Silver City Highway Part Lot 1031 DP 75696 & Part Lot 1215 DP 48327 Mourquong DA2016/125 Pergola & Pool Fencing 22 Adelaide Street Lot 12 DP 702962 Gol Gol TENDERS AND QUOTATIONS REQUEST FOR TENDER: BITUMEN SURFACING - CONTRACT NO. 1617/04 Council requests tenders from suitably qualified providers for the supply, delivery and placement of bitumen surfacing within the Wentworth Shire. Tender documents are available from Wentworth Shire Council by telephoning (03) 5027 5027. Tenders close 4pm on Thursday 15 December 2016 DESIGN CONSULTANT SERVICES – JUNCTION ISLAND BRIDGE, TWO RIVERS SKI RESERVE, WENTWORTH Wentworth Shire Council requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced engineering consultant to lead the design process for the Junction Island Bridge. Interested parties should contact the Coordinator Roads and Engineering on 03 5027 5027 to request a copy of the quotation documents. Tenders close 4pm on Friday 9 December 2016. INTEGRATED WATER CYCLE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Wentworth Shire Council is seeking quotations to develop Council’s Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy as per NSW Department of Primary Industries framework. Quotations are to be submitted prior to 30 November 2016. For a copy of documents for any of the above, please contact the Coordinator Roads and Engineering on 03 5027 5027. All submissions may be sent by mail to PO Box 81, Wentworth NSW 2648, hand delivered to 26-28 Adelaide Street, Wentworth or alternatively emailed to email@example.com to customer requests. The successful applicant will also need to have input into project design. Further information can be downloaded from www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/employment.aspx or by contacting Lois Fraser on (03) 5027 5027.
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