Mildura Weekly : Friday June 27 Vol 8 No 34
Mildura Weekly – 27/06/14 19 www.milduraphonebook.com.au THE Australasian Quaternary Association will hold its 30th anniversary celebrations in Mildura next week, with the group to host a conference from Sunday, June 29 to Fri- day, July 4. For those who are won- dering, quaternary scientists study what is known as the ‘Quaternary Period,’ which spans the last 2.6 million years of Earth’s history. Scientists attempt to interpret past climate vari- ability through various ‘ar- chives’ (found in lakes or bogs, caves, glaciers and ice caps, coastal and marine en- vironments, with the “ideal archive” considered one that provides a continuous record over thousands or millions of years), investigating how past climate has shaped cur- rent landforms and ecosys- tems. Members of the AQA are geologists, ecologists, archaeologists and climate scientists, with their aim to look at the interaction be- tween people and the land- scape, while providing data on natural variability and the ability of natural systems to respond to change. Around 120 delegates from Australia, New Zea- land, the United Kingdom and America will attend the event, with lectures and field trips to the Willandra Lakes and local wetlands to be in- cluded. The highlight of the event will be a public lecture on Monday, June 30, to be held from 7.30pm to 9pm at the Grand Hotel. The public lecture will fea- ture guest speaker Professor Jim Bowler – who first came across the burials at Mungo 40 years ago – and Professor Roger Jones, whose research is in climate prediction and risk mitigation. Both have worked exten- sively in the Mildura region. Originally formed in Mildura in 1987 by a small group of researchers, the AQA aims to bring together like-minded Quaternary sci- entists. The organisation aims to provide a forum for research- ers to collaborate, with a range of projects organised by the group. Included are biennial conferences, with members also asked to participate in the INQUA (International union for Quaternary Re- search) conference every four years. More information about the AQA conference, public lecture or the association in general is available by con- tacting Jessica Reeves on 0425 772 505. AQA to host 30th summit in Mildura Auction for Eva A CHARITY auction will be held tomorrow night to help young Mildura resident Eva Wheatley, who is cur- rently battling a rare form of cancer. To be held at D’Vine Shed (38 De- wry Avenue, Irymple), tickets are $50, and includes catering by Two Chefs Catering Mildura and drinks at bar prices. Doors will open at 5pm, with the auc- tion to get under way at 6pm. The event aims to raise $10,000 with more information available by contact- ing Bec Thomas on 0437 947 852. MILDURA audiences will be in for “some- thing different” tomorrow night according to comedian Joe Avati. A favourite performer among the re- gion’s Italian community, Joe will be one of the headline acts as part of ‘The Good The Bad and The Ethnic’ perfor- mance at Club Da Vinci. Featuring the talents of Joe, ‘Fat Pizza’ and ‘Housos’ stars Rob Shehadie and Ta- hir, and George Kapiniaris, ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ethnic’ performed to rave reviews around Australia in 2013, with strong demand seeing the quartet bring the show to Mildura. Describing the perfor- mance as family-friendly and one for all ages, Joe – who is no stranger to Mildura having performed countless times in the region – said local audiences would be in for a treat. “This show is very different to anything Mildura has seen before,” he said. “Rob, Ta- hir, George and myself do everything from stand-up to sketches, video items, magic and songs. “It’s a very fast-paced show, and a show that will have something for everyone.” Joe is considered one of Australian comedies top ex- ports, and is also the world’s number one selling bilin- gual comedian. George Kapiniaris is also highly-rated on the Austra- lian comedy scene, shoot- ing to fame on ‘Acropolis Now,’ while Rob Shehadie and Tahir have also earned rave reviews for their stint on popular television shows ‘Fat Pizza’ and ‘Housos.’ “George and I have worked together for years on a number of shows, and I’m look- ing forward to joining him on stage again,” Joe said. • Continued Page 23 Joe promises comedy super show • George Kapiniaris BCG GRAINS RESEARCH EXPO WHEN COST Thursday 3 July 2014 8:30am to 4:00pm Breakfasts from 7:30am WHERE BCG members FREE Non- members: $50 Birchip P-12 School Sunraysia Hwy Birchip WHERE www.bcg.org.au or 03 5492 2787 SESSIONS • Microwave and robotic weed control technology • To w-behind vs self-propelled sprayers • Strategic succession planning: farm boards • Making use of machinery data • Farm software and apps • Livestock marketing: targeting premiums • Working dog demonstartion • Grain storage econmics and marketing www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au SITUATIONS VACANT 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) PETER KOZLOWSKI GENERAL MANAGER DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS GRANTED IN MAY 2014 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 3 months from the date of publication of this notice. DA14/028 Dwelling 10 Lauren Close Lot 33 DP 1038712 Gol Gol DA14/029 Extension of Existing Dwelling and Addition of a Pergola 6 Murray Way Lot 3 DP 285896 Buronga DA14/031 Add One Commercial Mooring Site to Existing Four Commercial Mooring Sites - Murray Darling Houseboats 39A Wentworth Street Darling River Adjacent to Lot 6 SP 44399 Wentworth DA14/034 Demolish Existing Dwelling & Construct New Dwelling 694 Arumpo Road (WL 3547) Lot 2 DP 1037845 Wentworth DA14/035 Storage Shed 56 Adelaide Street Lot 2 DP 634642 Gol Gol DA14/036 Dwelling including Verandah, Outdoor Area & Shed 9 Robert Court Lot 20 DP 1057273 Gol Gol DA14/037 Dwelling House 17 Panuccio Rise Lot 13 DP 1167396 Gol Gol DA14/040 Construction of Two Frost Fans-Stage1&2ofa3Stage Development 503 Reserve Road East Lot 695 DP 756961 & Lot 2 DP 46626 Dareton DA14/042 Dwelling - Deferred Commencement 268 Reserve Road East Lot 777 DP 756961 Coomealla DA14/043 Dwelling 26B River Drive Lot 2 DP 1176854 Buronga DA14/045 Extension to Dwelling 154 Ryans Road Lot 1 DP 392971 Curlwaa PUBLIC NOTICES Wentworth Shire Libraries LEGOLAND School Holiday Activities Story, craft and games Buronga Library (held at Midway Centre) Thursday 3rd July, 11.00 am – 12 noon Bookings 50233078 Dareton Library Wednesday 9th July, 2.00 – 3.00 pm Bookings 50274258 Wentworth Library Thursday 10th July, 11.00 am – 12 noon Bookings 50275060 Expressions of Interest - New Wentworth Wharf Precinct Area User Group Wentworth Shire Council has resolved to form this User Group. The main purpose of the new Group is to identify the issues and solutions for Council’s consideration to ensure that the public Wentworth Ferry Wharf is operated at the optimum level for public purposes. Membership will consist of Council representatives, and one representative from each of the following users: PS Ruby, Wentworth Rotary, Wentworth Rowing Club, Wentworth Cruises and houseboats. Expressions of interest (EOI) are now called from houseboat owners who are prepared to represent the “houseboats” category. Interested persons should write to the General Manager and detail reasons for wanting to represent this category. EOI can be lodged by 14 July 2014. Any questions can be directed to the General Manager on 03 50127 5002. PLANT OPERATOR / LABOURER (TRUCK DRIVER) Closing Date: 5.00pm Thursday 3 July 2014 Council is seeking applications for a Plant Operator / Labourer (Truck Driver). This position will work as part of Council’s Road Construction Team. The successful applicant will need to have experience in road maintenance and construction activities and appropriate experience in the operation of a variety of plant and equipment, in particular trucks. The salary is classified between $45,156.80 and $46,285.72 per annum plus statutory superannuation, dependent on qualifications and experience. Contact Organisational Support on (03) 5027 5032 for a Position Description and Information for Applicants sheet prior to applying or alternatively, one can be downloaded from Council’s website at www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au.
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