Public Notices

 

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Stand up for our libraries

 
Today’s libraries are more than books – they are valuable centres for people to access information, knowledge, meet new people and learn new skills.
 
But our public libraries are facing a funding crisis with the NSW Government reducing funds, even as demand for services grows.
 
To make sure tomorrow’s libraries remain at the heart of our community, we need to resource them well today.
 
The NSW Government must urgently double its funding for NSW public libraries and create a sustainable funding model to build the libraries of the future.
 
To sign the petition please visit:

 

 

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Australians urged to help shave the world from blood cancer

The Leukaemia Foundation is calling for Australians to help them shave the world from blood cancer during the annual World's Greatest Shave campaign this March 13 - 17.

The much-loved fundraising campaign this year has an urgent message – it needs more help. The number of Australian's being diagnosed with a blood cancer is rising. Over the next decade the rate is expected to jump 30 percent over the next decade, taking the current diagnoses rate from 12,800 to 17,000 people as early as 2025.

There are currently 100,000 Australians living with blood cancer - and by 2025, close to 50 Australians will face a blood cancer diagnosis every day … or two people every hour.

World’s Greatest Shave started in Lismore, NSW in 1998 because of a daughter’s love of her father who was undergoing blood cancer treatment. The Leukaemia Foundation supported her family … and continues to support Australians living with blood cancer today.

World’s Greatest Shave has since grown to become a household name, involving more than 1.9 million Australians who have raised millions of dollars to help support the Leukaemia Foundation’s national research program, patient information and vital practical and emotional support services.

More than 700 kilograms of hair will be removed from Aussie heads in 2019 – with longer hair to be turned into wigs, and shorter hair to be recycled into environment hair booms which can be used at sea to soak up oil spills.

Schools, businesses, councils, individuals and teams in communities across Australia are urged to make 2019 the year they support World's Greatest Shave so the Leukaemia Foundation can continue to meet growing demand.

Sign up today at www.worldsgreatestshave.com  or call 1800 500 088.

 

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Septic Tank Inspections

High risk septic tanks will be being inspected in the coming months. Septic tanks and other effluent disposal systems in closely settled areas and along the Billabong, Colombo and Yanco Creeks will be inspected in the coming months.
The reason that those in closely settled areas and close to permanent water courses will be inspected is because they pose the highest potential risk to both human and environmental health.
Council will be charging a fee for this inspection.
After each inspection, Council’s officer may recommend some improvements that need to be made to minimise the risk to human & environmental health.  Some of the things that Council will be looking at include:

•    Effluent ponding at ground level.
•    Distance of disposal area from watercourse
•    Distance of disposal area from neighbours
•    Septic Tank size and construction

Got any questions?  Please feel free to give Council a call on 03 5886 1200

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Survey on Cost of Sport Participation in NSW

Researchers at Western Sydney University are conducting research into the #costofsport participation and would like your input. For more information and/or to complete a short survey, go to: https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQZucxX9B3g70Lr .

The results of this study will be used to inform the sporting community, government and wider community of the cost of sport participation that may facilitate policy and economic decisions leading to greater sport participation in NSW.

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NSW Rural Fire Service AIDER Program

The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members. The program helps people live more safely and confidently in their home in areas where bush fires may start. The AIDER program is designed for people who have limited domestic support available from family, relatives, friends or other services. This could include older people, people living with a disability, and people who are already receiving community assistance and services. Their property must also be on bush fire prone land (land that can support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack).

AIDER services can include:

  • clearing gutters 
  • thinning vegetation around the home 
  • removing leaf and tree debris
  • trimming branches from close to the home
  • mowing or slashing long grass

For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/aider , call 02 8741 4955 or email aider@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Youth Week Skate Event

Murrumbidgee Council recently held two skate events in partnership with the YMCA and Skate Park League to celebrate Youth Week 2018. Events were held at Darlington Point on 14 April and Coleambally 15 April. In total over 37 youths participated. One young skateboarder travelled all the way from Sydney to attend both events. Various age groups in three competitions (skateboard, scooter and BMX) were held on each day and the crowd saw some amazing performances and skill. The passion and commitment of the participants was inspiring, as was the enthusiasm of the parents and supporters.

Murrumbidgee Council would like to acknowledge and thank  the participants, parents and communities and the following supporters who helped make the days a success: Griffith Rotary Club, Peaches, Country Hope, Bridgett McNeilly, Kerri Weymouth, YMCA & Skate Park Leagues and Coleambally RFS volunteers.

Below are the results and some pictures from both events.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!

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Fight Motor Neurone Disease - Screening Program

Earlier this year, FightMND announced its support, together with the Victorian State Government and the Balcon Group Pty Ltd, for a world-first MND Drug Screening Program using MND patients own stem cells and motor neurones grown from a simple skin biopsy. The Program is an initiative of the Motor Neurone Disease Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne.

The Florey is now pleased to announce a call for volunteers for the first intake of people with MND to contribute to the FightMND Drug Screening Program.

All Australian residents diagnosed with MND who are willing to donate a skin and blood sample are invited to register.

Partners and family members of MND patients are also welcome to donate samples to this Program as controls.

Follow the link for further details or to Register https://curemnd.org.au/drug-screening-platform/

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