Public Notices

UNION PICNIC CLOSURE

Council wishes to advise that the Murrumbidgee Council Branch Offices,  Depots and Library  in Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie will be closed on Friday 28 September 2018 for the  Annual Union Picnic Day.  Offices and Depots will re-open on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

For any emergencies arising during that time, please contact

Shane Curphey, Darlington Point:   0427 684 166

Trevor Bright, Coleambally:     0417 827 216

Bryan Payne, Jerilderie:     0428 579 095

Council apologises for any inconvenience.

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The 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour 

Schools across NSW are invited to submit an expression of interest to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.

In 2019 the Scholarship will fund a study tour for 20 students to travel to Germany, France and Belgium during September and October. Students will visit the battlefields where Australians fought to learn about the causes of the First and Second World Wars, and to commemorate their service.

All NSW High Schools are invited to submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI) via the portal.

Applications close at 10:00am on Monday 15 October 2018. No late EOIs will be accepted. Schools must be prepared to release students for the duration of the tour and abide by the selection guidelines.

Visit https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/education/premiers-anzac-memorial-scholarship/ for more information.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Jerilderie Portsea Camp Committe is once again organising for local children to attend Portsea Camp from Friday 11 January – Thursday 17 January 2019 for children aged between 9 and 12 years of age. 

The camp is now full!

The cost of the camp has been set at $343, being for 7 days of great fun and awesome activities with accommodation, meals and transport provided and children will also receive a T-shirt, hat and drink bottle included in the cost. 

Jerilderie has been allocated with 40 places only and applications with a deposit of $150.00 are to be returned to Murrumbidgee Council Jerilderie Office by Friday 2nd November 2018. The balance of the fee ($193) is payable by Friday 7th December 2018.  Please make payments by the due date to guarantee your spot. (Cheques to be made out to Jerilderie Portsea Camp Committee, alternatively direct deposit to BSB 633-000 Account # 158651968).

For further information contact Tianni Given or Heidi Bryce at the Murrumbidgee Council Jerilderie Office 35 Jerilderie Street during office hours or phone (03) 5886 1200.

Camp Leaders

The Portsea Camp Committee is also seeking leaders to attend the camp with our group. This is a great opportunity and especially for those looking to add experience with children to their resumes.

Applications to become a Leader are available on the Portsea Camp website here: http://www.theportseacamp.com.au/downloadable-information and should be submitted directly to Portsea Camp. Please note there are very limited places for Juniors at the Camp this year.

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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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Please download the Taste Art Prize entry form here.

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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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