Bendigo Monthly November 2020

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What Is Roll Back The Clock Roll Back the Clock aims to boost physical activity rates among Australians aged 65 and over through bowls, light exercise and education. Health-related reasons (including physical and mental health as well as disability or poor health or

injury) are the main barriers for older Australians participating in sport or physical activities. It will get you out and about, doing fun activities, learning about good health and socialising with likeminded people. It is based

around the government initiative of “Finding your 30” minutes of activity on at least 3 to 4 days each week. Sessions will be adapted for individuals and benefits include flexibility, muscular endurance and strength and in some instances aerobic/

cardiovascular exercise. Currently, only 25 per cent of Australians over 65 meet the Department of Health physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes of activity per day. What are the benefits? The program offers a lowcost opportunity for older Australians to take part in accessible activities and provides opportunities for those socially isolated to engage with new people and education. In addition to the health benefits, engaging in physical activity and group sports for older Australians provides increasingly important opportunities for socialisation, peer-support, and conversation that reduces the possibility for loneliness related physical and mental illnesses. What’s involved? A two-part activity for the body and mind that incorporates bowls, functional training, fitness and wellness education and socialisation. Sessions will be adapted for individuals and benefits will range from enabling participants to perform activities of daily life more easily, to withstanding injuries and providing a sense of accomplishment and achievement. Fitness gains from the program will include flexibility, muscular endurance and strength and in some instances aerobic/ cardiovascular exercise. What’s in a standard one-

hour session? 30 minutes of activity/ exercise (body) These components will be fun, safe with functional exercises incorporating bowls, rubber balls and resistance bands. 30 minutes of a wellness/ educational/social session (mind) Engaging, interactive topics which may include, why exercise helps, how to age well, healthy brain, mindfulness, what is the pelvic floor it and how it helps, eating well and moving right. Tea and coffee are available at the end of each session. Cost $20 for the entire program includes; • All sessions and activities for the entire program • Free gift • Information handouts with great tips • Tea and coffee at the end of each session • Light meal at the last session Frequently Asked Questions 1. Do I have to attend every session? You can come to some or all of the sessions it’s entirely up to you. The recent government guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of activity every day so why not make this part of your day. 2. Why do I have to register online? We need to know who is coming to the program so we can plan appropriately. We also need some basic health information about

you so our trainers are prepared to look after you and tailor the program to your needs. 3. Can I register in person? Yes! You can go into the club where the program is and register using a paper entry form. Please note, you will need to pay in cash and this must be done prior to the program commencing. 4. Do I have to participate in all the sessions or all the activities? Not at all, you are welcome to watch or take a rest if you need to. Your trainer will look after you, encourage you and ensure you have the best possible experience. 5. Do I have to know how to bowl? Not at all, the majority of the program is not about bowls. Towards the end of the program we will introduce bowls and will have people there to show you the basics. 6. Why do I have to give medical details when I register? This is to ensure your safety during the program. As you will be participating in physical exercise, this information will assist the trainer to adjust the exercise to suit your needs and help keep you safe. It’s always advisable to talk to your doctor prior to commencing an exercise program. Enquiries: For any more information about the program, please contact: Proudly supported by Sport Australia’s Better Ageing Grant Program.

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An Artist, a Rotary Club and over $80,000 in Drought Aid Terry Jarvis is one of Australia’s most exceptional water colour artists and with his partner Michelle Kent they wondered what they could do to help during one of the toughest droughts in Australia’s drought riddled history. So, they stuck to what they knew and generated the ‘Life on the Land – Our Farming Heroes’ painting exhibition at the Bendigo Town Hall in November 2019, which raised over $40,000. This total included a major donation from Gulf Horizons Foundations, in conjunction with Flashmarket and EyeCandy Motorsports, along with the support of other local donors including Fosterville Gold Mine and the City of Greater Bendigo. Strathfieldsaye Primary School students held their own fund raising event and donated all funds to the Life on the Land appeal. In order to stage the exhibition and organise the distribution of the funds Terry contacted Brian Figg from the Rotary Club of Bendigo Easter Art Exhibition, where he had

helped over many years. Opening on a Friday night and exhibiting through Saturday and Sunday the ‘Life on the Land – Drought Relief Appeal’ was an instant success and the committee kicked into action to organise distribution of the available funds. Rotarians with varying experiences within farming communities and financial management set about identifying opportunities where they could have the most impact in rural areas ‘doing it tough’. Leveraging existing drought programs through Community/Rotary groups at the coal face remained a preference for distribution of funds. The largest distribution, so far, of $20,000 went to the Rotary Club of Cobar and saw a B-double truck load of hay distributed to farmers in the Central NSW area. With this funding the RC of Cobar was able to secure further funds from Rotary Australia World Community Service and a second truckload of hay was organised. Funds also went to Rotary Clubs in Mildura where food

vouchers were provided to farming families in the Millewa region and hygiene products to school children at Werrimul, including a voucher for new shoes. The East Loddon Foodshare program, based at Dingee, produced grocery hampers, with groceries purchased locally, from funds provided by the project. Importantly the

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hampers were distributed to local CFA brigades and Salvos for distribution to families they identified in need. Following the success of these distributions a further $30,000 was donated by the Gulf Horizons Foundation and some personal donations from individuals were gladly received. The Rotary Club of Bendigo

continues to review further distribution opportunities including funding to community groups like East Loddon Foodshare, Drought Angels (Chinchilla QLD), Rainbow Beach Drought Runners, Star Thrower (Beach Retreat) and Hive Aid. A pallet of cosmetics was made available and distribution with

hampers and vouchers is being organised. A NSW artist colleague of Terry’s had seen his Facebook post about the Life on the Land appeal and has donated two paintings to Rotary for a raffle or auction to raise further funds. The recent rains have relieved some rural communities but recovery is slow and drought conditions still exist across many areas, so the work goes on and the funds will be used to assist those in need. The Rotary Club of Bendigo acknowledges the foresight of Terry Jarvis and Michelle Kent in generating the “Life on the Land – Drought Relief Appeal” exhibition and thanks the generous donors for their generosity. Further donations to the appeal are welcomed. https://donations.

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City installs new Pay by Plate Smart Parking Meters in CBD

The City of Greater Bendigo has installed 70 new Pay by Plate smart parking meters in the Bendigo City Centre which will be available to use from Monday October 19. The new state-of-the-art meters are paperless and work by simply typing in a vehicle’s number plate to record parking time and payment which can be made by either coin or card. City of Greater Bendigo Acting Manager Safe and Healthy Environments Jock Schofield said the smart parking meters are part of the City’s ongoing commitment to provide additional options for motorists. “The meters are the latest

technology and will replace all older, outdated payment machines over time to provide more convenient payment options for motorists as well as environmental and cost savings on ticket paper and maintenance,” Mr Schofield said. “The new meters are easy to use by simply entering a car’s number plate into the meter using the keypad and pressing ok. Motorists then select how they want to pay using either card or coins and then how much time they want to pay for, according to the time limits for the area where they are parking. This is followed by inserting coins or tapping or inserting a card to pay. “The smart meters provide

Free Barry Cail Ted Coleman Barry a CBD business owner threw up the idea of free CBD parking to assist COVID-19 stressed traders during lead up to Christmas (and beyond). Council officers canned it;

Councillors need to support it. If council can spend around $4M on 37 new staff unrelated to the COVID-19 crisis, then the cost of a free parking injection to assist CBD businesses and shoppers is cheap.

Wendy Lovell MP

My electorate of Northern Victoria Region is the largest greater flexibility to pay in the Victorian Parliament for parking and are easy to and I am proud that at the use. They are also paperless time of writing there were which means there is no no active cases of COVID-19 need to return to vehicle in Northern Victoria Region after paying for your ticket. and in fact no cases at all in “The new meters allow regional Victoria. I motorists to go to the meter, congratulate the people of enter their vehicle my electorate, including the registration, pay and entire Bendigo community, for continue on their way their unwavering resilience without returning to their throughout this pandemic. vehicle to place a ticket on My staff and I continue to be the dashboard. here to assist everyone with “While the new machines any concerns they may have. won’t issue a ticket, Please contact my office if motorists can request an you require help or advice on eReceipt. They can also any State Government issues. check how much time they School Photographs Ban have left by typing their Reversal registration number into Like many in the any smart meter within the community, I was appalled City Centre. “The City will at the decision by Daniel remove the old ticket maAndrews to ban local chines in November in areas photographers from entering where the new smart meters and taking school photohave been installed. graphs. This decision would “The City has also extended have not only deprived the successful PayStay families and students of a parking system. PayStay milestone memory of the allows users to pay for 2020 school year but also their parking online or via driven the photography a smartphone app and is industry to the brink of available throughout the collapse. Local photography Bendigo City Centre except businesses, including many for the Edwards Street and in the Bendigo area have Hargreaves Street Multi suffered immensely due to Storey Carparks.” the COVID-19 restrictions,

with all of their scheduled events including weddings and other celebrations being cancelled. It was feared that without the financial income of school photography it may be the final blow for many photographers, who have gone without work for six months. The decision was a further blow to small business in regional Victoria and I raised the issue in State Parliament, calling on Mr Andrews to reconsider the decision and reverse the ban. I am pleased that the Premier listened to my calls and the decision was reversed. As a result, students and families will now have treasured records of milestone events that come with school photographs and local photographers now have the opportunity to earn some income in what has been a terrible year for the industry. Victorian Liberals’ Rebuilding the CFA My Liberal colleagues and I believe that the Andrews Government has undermined the CFA as an independent, volunteer-based firefighting service with the commencement of the new union-led organisation, Fire Rescue Victoria. There

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are concerns that hundreds of CFA volunteers will decide to leave the service rather than be treated as second-class citizens by the Andrews Labor Government. In response, the Liberal Party has a plan to Rebuild the CFA, starting with an online consultation process with local CFA brigade members and volunteers to see how the CFA can be improved for frontline volunteers. If elected to Government, my colleagues and I will introduce legislation to restore the CFA’s power to select, recruit and manage its own staff and wear the CFA uniform. This legislation will enhance the CFA’s powers and responsibilities for the ongoing delivery of fire services in current CFA areas, including in the Bendigo region.CFA volunteers are being asked to provide their direct input on how to best rebuild the CFA and can do so now via the website www. volunteer/. Community members wishing to show their support for their local CFA volunteers are also being asked to sign the petition at



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Letters To The Editor

that we have the capacity to manage this scourge; to protect our most vulnerable whist retaining as much vital economic activity as possible. We need only look has indicated that it is across our closed state waiting for the Royal borders to see that. Commission findings in Our challenge is one of February 2021 before acting entrenched and pernicious on Aged Care. maladministration, Editor, 1. What is required is a full abrogation of responsibility I note the comments by investigation into who is and creeping letter writer Ken Price in the paying what and why? authoritarianism. Advertiser on 9th October 2. Why shouldn’t it be like We have, over the last two 2020, concerning “ Aged medicare and available for decades of only briefly Home Care Fears”. all without financial barriers. interrupted Labor There is certainly a lack of We need a new approach to maladministration, seen action taken by governments supporting older aussies in vitalelements of our once to investigate and overcome their last days with proper proud public service descend the problems in Aged Care , system which provids into a dysfunctional, not just Home Care. sufficient and well paid staff. politicised, unqualified There are in my opinion too Bill Collier morass, so muddied and many waiting to receive a Golden Square discredited that simple home care package, rather organisational tasks escape than paying a large amount their abilities; forget of money for the room in a frank and fearless advice. residential care home.We regularly observe a consider those who are group of politically aligned, forced to pay those sums yet often ill-qualified, required for the room and bureaucrats who tell their then are forced to pay a daily To the Editor,it is not an political masters only what charge and a means tested they want to hear. Who have overstatement to say that fee as well. Victorians currently face the become a self-serving, I am a part-Aged Pensioner greatest societal challenge politically correct, paying for my wife to be incurious, endlessly in a generation, probably at looked after, and Iam sure expanding multi-headed least two generations. she is. ---Not all private But it is not the coronavirus hydra that lashes out at any nursing homes are like the that is putting us to the test. critical analysis and sinks ones being talked about. We, as a nation, have proved its fangs into any perceived The Federal Government opposition. We have seen the creation of mega-organisations of labyrinthine complexity and of such opacity that insulation from personal responsibility is almost assured. Added to that is the proof that our current crop of State Cabinet Ministers are masters in the field of avoiding responsibility and accountability. They have either never bothered to understand the fundaments of the Westminster system or have allowed themselves to be bullied into jettisoning any pretence of owing public explanations for their actions.

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How else can one explain the collective amnesia we have witnessed during the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry? Are we to believe, that when addressing the greatest public health challenge in decades, no one, not one senior responsible minister, kept notes, can remember key conversations or even asked pertinent questions? If so, that lapse alone should mark them as unfit to hold office. Yet, so far, only the one scapegoat, thrown to the wolves by an omnipresent Premier, has suffered any consequence. Now, as the weight of more than 800 deaths, tens of thousands of infections and hundreds of thousands of lost jobs should be pressing down on their shoulders, the Andrews Labor Government sought to arrogate to itself such dictatorial powers as have never been seen in the history of the federation. Powers that should never have been considered in a free democratic society. However, this Premier had hoped to gain such powers, with little or no commentary, by applying the typically administrative and innocuous sounding moniker of The Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Bill 2020. But innocuous it was not! Not only was it corrosive of basic civil liberties it was a betrayal of democracy itself. An over-reach so brazen and so cowardly that it has stirred normally deeply apolitical community leaders to voice concern and dismay. So, as our Premier amasses over 200 hours in front of a largely cowed press corps, as he injects further fear through the release a daily macabre score, as he berates the public for their latest perceived lax compliance with his edicts, why, as he

claims his blunt instrument of a strategy is working, did he seek more power to be placed in the hands of the very bureaucrats who have shown themselves to be so incompetent? Why did he feel it was ‘proportionate’ for so called “designated authorised officers” to have the power to enter homes without a warrant and indefinitely detain Victorian men, women and children on suspicion that a health direction, itself issued by an unelected official, may not be adhered to? How is it possible that any Premier could have squared such an Orwellian proposal with an acceptance of the principles of parliamentary democracy? Such overreach was not required to supress the first wave. Let us remember it was not, as variously claimed by Daniel Andrews, family groups, partying young people, those refusing tests, those not staying in home isolation or those who protest against his rules who instigated the devastating second wave. It was his government’s hotel quarantine debacle. The playing field was level. All other States and Territory governments were dealt roughly the same hand. Yes, there were mistakes in other jurisdictions, but the Andrews government alone confused quarantine with incubation. The Andrews government alone comprehensively failed in the equally vital task of contact tracing, and it is the Andrews government alone that has resorted to the sledgehammer unsophistication of the longest lockdown in the western world. Given all that, thisPremier still sought virtually untrammelled

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power over us? No, no, a thousand times no! Thankfully, it appears that the democratic process of requiring upper house cross-bench support for his repugnant bill has, on this occasion, thwarted his ambition. Nonetheless, the very fact that Daniel Andrews thought it acceptable to propose and defend such a power grab should forever disqualify him from holding public office. Victorians have shouldered the burden, they have sacrificed their livelihoods, their education, their hopes and dreams, all to right the wrongs that Andrews and his acolytes have visited upon them. Daniel Andrews says the ultimate responsibility rests with him. He says he never runs from a challenge. He says he cares for all Victorians. The time has come for the one person at the heart of this entire mess to do the only honourable thing and start Victoria on the path of healing. This Premier must cease seeking more power over Victorians and resign. David Hodgett MP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events. State Member for Croydon

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Did we just have a Council election or a lucky dip? Somehow it didn’t seem right. Issues blurred. New players had difficulty getting through. Some candidates spent big. We need to acknowledge, no matter how shallow or deep the candidate pool was , those who stood made a personal sacrifice in en effort to improve Greater Bendigo. Hopefully successful candidates will be consultative, inquisitive, and analytical. It’s a big task.

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Rotary Club of Bendigo offers Agricultural Scholarship

equipment, textbooks or tutoring. The club is seeking students with a sound academic achievement and community involvement and who need assistance. The successful student will demonstrate an understanding of agricultural industries and have a career commitment that will ultimately benefit regional and rural communities. The successful applicant will be expected to make a short presentation to a Club meeting on the award of the scholarship and on the completion of first year studies. Expressions of interest close on November 15, 2020 with: Agricultural Scholarship Committee Rotary Club of Bendigo Box 131 Bendigo 3552 Applicants will be interviewed by a panel in late January 2021 after the allocation of tertiary places.

Closet Governance

coup de grace by stripping two vital car parks from the besieged shopping precinct. Mr Walsh described the Ted Coleman chaos of construction and All Assemblies of officer report that in part now a blasé approach to the Councillors must be recorded contained information in the Council Minutes. No around office consolidation. future of the eight shops in public record exists of an Office consolidation was not the strip has brought some of the owners there to the 18 May 2016 Assembly of debated. An brink of financial collapse. Councillors. At that acknowledgement of an “You would think in the meeting, Councillors, the officer report is not a The Rotary Club of current climate the Andrews CEO, and others were Council resolution of Bendigo will award a Labor Government would briefed on a “Bendigo Cosupport for all items in that scholarship to support a be doing everything in its location Project” [GovHub] report. local student studying by both Adam Fennessy Wait there’s more. The CEO power to help save small Agriculture at University business – and you would be head of Department incorrectly claimed in that next year. The scholarship is Environment Water Land 15 June report “Council has wrong,” Mr Walsh said. open to students completing “Daniel Andrews has and Planning, and Stan written to the Government year 12 at a Bendigo Liacos - Regional advising it would be willing repeatedly showed his vision Secondary School or by Development Victoria to participate in a feasibility extends no further than gaining university entrance Melbourne’s tram tracks Loddon Mallee Regional study of such a proposal.” from Bendigo TAFE in 2020 and it was his lack of vision Director [up to Dec 2015 No. As shown in Mayor The scholarship will which has condemned our council’s director of City Fyffe’s letter above, it was a provide the successful greater Melbourne to the Futures responsible to business case. A big student with funding to the “progress” office difference. No business case most draconian lockdown in value of $2,000 per year for the western world,” he said. consolidation). or feasibility case has ever up to two years (subject to “Then this Premier has the The perception: backroom been in Councillors hands academic performance) gall to stand up and claim arrangements; offers made; or made public. to assist with their tertiahe is guiding the state to the sweeteners shared; stealth The whole thing chugged ry studies. The funding is promised land – he wants decision made. along for years with the to support study-related to be rewarded for slowly, On May 19, 2016, a day Mayor claiming The whole expenses including course painfully and arrogantly after that meeting, then thing chugged along for costs, study materials and fixing his own mess of hotel Mayor Rod Fyffe, without years with the Mayor any Council resolution claiming Council had made quarantines and contact tracing. authorising involvement in a no GovHub decision; all “If it wasn’t so serious it state project, hastily wrote to in the government’s hands. would be funny as more and the same Adam Fennessy, “I Rubbish! Then, with just more people come to grips am pleased to advise that the six days public access, a with the joke his City of Greater Bendigo is shallow officer GovHub/ administration has become.” willing to participate in the office consolidation report Contact Us Today To Make An Appointment Mr Walsh said Jacinta Allan development of a Business appears, and is debated for To Discuss Your Needs. is the Member for Bendigo Case for this project, to be the first time at the 20 Feb•Plant Equipment •Motor Vehicle led by the State Government, ruary 2019 Council Meeting East and Minister for the •Residential & Commercial Property and involving a number of - three years after backroom Coordination of Transport 0418 506 974 – COVID-19 and Transport other project partners.” Cut ‘arrangements’. Infrastructure. and dried. “Why isn’t Ms Allan Fyffe, always the officers’ Kayla Webb actually doing her job and councillor, allowed matters 0476 437 348 protecting businesses in to get ahead of good Bendigo; why is her silence governance. in this urgent matter so Only at the 15 June 2016 deafening at a time when the Council Meeting did Labor Party has Council acknowledge an unprecedented political powers in Victoria with its state of emergency regime,” Mr Walsh accused. Accountant Chris Conroy said shop owners only reluctantly agreed to AFTER 18 months of Data base for surrender a significant roadworks disruption the hotels book. number of parking bays which saw business at the Historical Breweries serving the strip to keep just Napier St shops in White two. Hills chopped in half; the of Bendigo Now he says VicRoads – COVID-19 pandemic has and Heathcote without any consultation financially pummelled the – has decided to relocate a already struggling bus stop, which will require enterprises. the space of the last two car And The Nationals Available from the Bendigo Pottery Antiques parks. Victorian leader Peter Centre, or from the author “Two bays used constantly Walsh said now many of ORDER 359 High street, Golden Square and at the every day by residents of those businesses claim the NOW Sunday market, Noble hall, coffee van aisle. White Hills, Epsom and Department of Transport Huntly and are vital for the is attempting to deliver the Phone 0422564852.

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continued viability of all businesses in the White Hills shopping strip,” Mr Conroy said. “All of us in the strip have endured two years of disruption and lost business with the pandemic, the reconstruction of Napier St and the loss of the local Bendigo Bank,” he said. Peter and Teresa Cooney, who established the shopping centre in the 1970s and still own the freehold, agreed. In a letter to Regional Roads Victoria northern operations manager Barry Green, Mr Cooney has dismissed out of hand claims the new bus stop is needed because the present stop has been classified ‘unsuitable’. Mr Cooney said on behalf of his family and all the businesses he objects to any relocation of the bus stop. He said during the 18 months of roadworks, several sites were cut off from direct access to their off-parking spaces for months. “These people do not deserve further jeopardy of their trading prospects which your ill-conceived proposition would deliver,” Mr Cooney said. Even worse, he said “if a bus 12m in length, stops in front of the 507 Napier St development it would completely obliterate the view of traffic approaching from a southerly direction for shoppers exiting the complex”. “There is no need to guess what potential for serious accidents a bus in this position would create,” he added. Hairdresser Helen Wakefield has also protested the latest threat to her business, blasting VicRoads for its lack of consultation with the various businesses in the strip. Ms Wakefield said if a VicRoads engineer designed and oversaw the construction of this bus stop how can it now turn around and claim it has never met compliance. She argued the proposed new bus stop will also park across three driveways of a car park; and is a short distance from a set of pedestrian lights.

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November 2020 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN FOR FARMING AND AGRIBUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for expressions of interest to join the newly expanded Farming and Agribusiness Advisory Committee. The Farming Advisory Committee has been in operation since 2013, providing guidance to Council on issues affecting the farming community. The scope of the Committee has recently been broadened to encourage members of the agribusiness community to apply as well. Committee members serve for a four-year term and meet every two months. City Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said Greater Bendigo had a diverse range of farming and agribusiness enterprises. “Our region includes broadacre cropping, intensive and extensive livestock production, orchards and wineries, small scale agricultural production, as well as sup-

Pg.9 pliers, logistics and business consultants,” Mr O’Sullivan said. “Committee members consider and advise on the challenges and opportunities the sector is facing, including climate change and environmental sustainability, technology use and supporting young farmers. “We’re looking for people involved in a broad range of commercial rural businesses. It’s a great opportunity to have your say on the future of farming and agribusiness in Greater Bendigo.” Key achievements of the existing committee include:

Advocating to VicRoads regarding the condition of the Elmore-Raywood Road Advocating to the Victorian Government’s Agriculture Minister for support for local industries to navigate potential impacts of a Queensland Fruit Fly infestation. Submission in response to the Victorian Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan You can find a copy of the Terms of Reference on the City’s website and submit an online application at https:// fa_advisory_committee Applications will close on Friday November 20, 2020.

Top tips for selling and transporting animals

Agriculture Victoria has created a livestock transport checklist to help farmers prepare and plan their trips. Agriculture Victoria technical specialist Kirstie Anderson said the transport of cattle, sheep or goats involves rules and regulations across a number of agencies. “The new ‘Transporting livestock responsibilities and recommendations’ webpage provides everything farmers need to be across from market expectations to curfews, animals being fit to

load, planning the journey and getting the paperwork right,” she said. “If you’re selling livestock, either for slaughter over the hooks, to the saleyard or in a private sale, it’s important to consider whether the stock meet your customer’s requirements.” “Meeting market specifications can lead to higher prices compared to selling stock that is outside the specifications and can help to create a good relationship with your supply chain,” Ms Anderson said.

“The page provides a checklist of everything you need to be ready for market, to plan your journey and to get the paperwork right.” The page has links to Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines, including the handy and easy to use booklet ‘Is the animal fit to load?’. For more information visit the ‘Transporting livestock responsibilities and recommendations’ web page or contact Kirstie Anderson on 0437 990 967

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Discover Gunbower Island (Australia’s largest inland island), a place where the Murray River, Gunbower Creek and red gum forests combine to provide a range of nature based experiences including kayaking, mountain bike riding, camping and fishing. The canoe trail at Safes Lagoon is an easy 5km selfguided paddle through the beautiful waters of the Gunbower Creek, home to turtles, sea eagles and platypus.

The Kerang Lakes are a naturalist’s and photographer’s paradise, and in spring more than 100,000 birds flock to the area to nest. The most popular and rewarding viewing times are at sunset and sunrise when thousands of birds take flight. Be sure to include the camera and binoculars! Kangaroo Lake, Lake Charm and Lake Meran are popular water sports locations and great places for a day out fishing or a family picnic.

A unique and limited opportunity this spring and early summer has been created from environmental watering. The jewel of the Gunbower Forest is Reedy Lagoon, a special place for photography, waterbird watching, nesting turtles, the song of the frogs and a diverse range of aquatic vegetation.

In Cohuna, families can enjoy swimming and kayaking at ‘the beach’ at Apex Park which is only a short walk from the Cohuna Waterfront Holiday Park and the many shops and eateries in the main street. Factory and Field Waffles is a must visit, attracting visitors from afar with its great food, coffee and stunning gift shop.

The Long Paddock Food Store is a great place to stop for coffee and cake or a gourmet lunch before exploring Koondrook’s historic township, award-winning wharf and refurbished waterfront. A new accommodation experience is expected to open later this year in Koondrook and features six safari style glamping tents, complete with an ensuite, kitchenette and a private deck offering magnificent views of the creek and forest.

We invite you to stay with us, whether it’s for a weekend, a week or much longer. Choose your accommodation waterfront cabin, campsite, motel, hotel, self-contained apartment or holiday house. Call our Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre staff on (03) 5456 2047 or visit our website to arrange your perfect getaway!

Visit to see what the Gannawarra has to offer!

Looking for a lifestyle change? A move to regional Victoria might be the perfect tree change! Our staff can assist you with everything you need to consider. Offering affordable housing, a nature-based lifestyle and quality health, education and professional services, the Gannawarra is the perfect place to call home. Call us on (03) 5450 9333 for more information.

Considering a new business? We are looking for pop-up shops, new and established businesses! If you are thinking about hospitality we have the perfect location - the Murray River on your doorstep in a historic river town. We can facilitate opportunities with cafÊ/coffee shop, hotel or an historic railway goods shed overlooking the Murray River! Contact Council’s Economic Development Unit on (03) 5450 9333 to discuss opportunities.


November 2020

Inglewood & Serpentine Day Tour Highlights

Escape Coach Tours Locally owned company Escape Tours is excited to bring you their new tour schedule for 2021. Owners Damien and Annette Harris have been fine tuning their tour itineraries during our states lockdown and are of course looking forward to once again hitting the road and sharing all their favourite destinations with their guests. "With 16 years, experience touring we strive to give our

passengers a great time, it's of course been hard over the lockdown not being able to travel and harder still I should imagine on our patrons but it has given us the time to really focus and plan some fantastic trips for 2021. Being Bendigo based we thought our own backyard regional Victoria would be a good place to start and we are especially proud of our new Silo Tour, we know people are going to love it"

said Annette. Escape Coach Tours specialise in group tours catering to all your needs and comforts away from home. The tours detailed here are only the first of many they have planned for next year and of course if your group has a special yearning to travel somewhere not on their scheduled tour list they are happy to work with you to plan your perfect trip away.

On arrival to Inglewood, visit the Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery Museum. Explore the “Blue Eucy” history which includes equipment and pictures, view the working eucalyptus model and stroll around the original Jones distillery site. Explore Inglewood which is a mecca for antiques and collectibles, with stores offering an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, books, toys and tools, porcelain, laceworks and much more. Visit the Historic Inglewood Town Hall. In 1954 the renowned chiming clock was dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the World Wars. Take a guided tour of the East Loddon Woolshed erected in the early 1870’s. This woolshed in the early days was used by 32 blade shearers and accommodated at one time 800 to 1000 sheep.

Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery - Top Attraction

• Pictured: Tour guide Whitney demonstrates how Euclayptus is distilled.

Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery site offers a tourist attraction set on the site of the historic Jones Eucalyptus Distillery. This is a unique interactive experience that highlights the importance of the eucalyptus industry to the district. There is a tribute to Eucalyptus Polybractea, the “blue eucy”, and an exploration of the history and archaeology of how eucalyptus was and is now distilled. The site highlights the ingenuity of the distillers, the hard work of the “eucy” cutters and of the social and economic impact of the industry.

The Museum was opened in July 2011. Eucalyptus Distillery Museum is open on the weekends, with toilets on site as well as a car park, a kiosk and a gift shop that sells eucalyptus oil. There is also ample parking for buses, coaches and of course caravans. The museum has an increasing collection of eucalyptus history, art works and working model distillery. One of the many experiences you can take in with Escape Coach Tours on their Inglewood and Serpentine day tour.

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Daylesford Day Tour Highlights Starting with Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm for a tour of the original homestead built in 1860’s, the gardens and the farm animals. Browse their large range of handcrafted Aromatherapy Products made on the farm. Once in Daylesford we will visit The Amazing Mill Markets here you can find a range of vintage items, collectables, antiques, memorabilia etc. Then onto Daylesford Cider for a wonderful lunch, you are welcomed by wonderful landscaped gardens into the English Tavern Cellar Door

and Restaurant were we will have a wonderful lunch (included in cost) also able is cider tasting paddles at $15.00 (own cost) there is a wide range of ciders by the glass as well and wines, beer, soft drinks and coffee. Our last stop for the day is Overwrought Garden and Gallery this place is so much more than you imagine with a sculpture garden including display the wonderful work of David Dawson owner and Artisan. We will have a guided tour and wonder around.

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Tour Highlights - Silo Art including the newest additions Kaniva and Goroke, Lake Tyrrell guided tour & Murtoa stick shed Day 2 Second day will includes Laselles, Rosebery & Brim silo art, Warracknabeal pub lunch, Sheep Hill silo Art, Murtoa Stick shed & Woomelang mobile silo art returning to Sea Lake for our second night's accommodation .

Day 3 We travel to Kaniva inbetween the little and big deserts home of sheep art & one of the newist silo art projects, enjoy lunch atthe windmill cafe. We will also visit Goroke & Rupanyup silo art before returning home.

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• Above: My new courtyard feature! Painted some golden bling on the bath feet and planted gorgeous lilies Centre Top: Transformed our old pool yard into cute veggie patch Top left: Planted lots of bulbs Centre Bottom: Sat in the sun and watched the bees at work... Jenny Mannix


• Above: Garden shots by Doug Murphy



• Project record from pile of gravel to planted out garden. Been a great iso project for my new house with a small garden and I have met my neighbours while doing it! Liz Martin

• Lockdown has given me inspiration to brighten up a corner of our garden. I have created mosaic stepping stones of creatures you would find in the garden.. bees, lady birds, snails and so on. And my husband made some wonderful pallet vegie boxes. We are now eating our therapeutic for the soul in these very challenging times. Kerryn Anderson

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Entries Spring Iso Photo Competition Thankyou To All Who Entered

Wisteria is my favourite plant, we had a special arbour built so it could be at its best. Maureen Hicks.

Pallet planter attached to brick wall-planted with succulents-air no soil! Jane Keely

The photos are my first time planting tulips, and flowering ranunculus. Faith

Photo by Victoria Scicluna aged 16, Bee watching.

Photo of wisteria in our garden in Kennington this spring Paula Markey

Photos by Sylvia Ingram.

Angela's Lilies Angela Morrissey.

My fruit, vegetable and herb garden all in pots that I have been planting during the lockdown. Bev Sutherland

Gardening with Derek from Habitat Native Plant Nursery Have a question? fast-moving bushfires. Flowering begins in late winter and continues throughout the spring and summer, attracting birds into the garden over the drier months. The flowers are velvety marvels, with individual plants capable of producing For most of us ‘mere approximately 350 stems mortal’ gardeners, the over a season. Cut fresh, the Kangaroo Paw is both beau- flowers have a long vase life tiful and frustrating in equal and retain their measure. It is always an irre- attractiveness as a dried sistible offering in the local specimen as well. nursery when presented in Most species of Kangaroo full bloom. Unfortunately, Paw are resistant to the many beautiful specimens usual garden pests and gradually decline once they diseases, however, there are have made the transition two problems that afflict all from nursery to our gardens. members of the family. The Despite this, there is a way to first, known as Ink Disease achieve long lasting success (or Ink-Spot), is a fungal when growing these infection caused by remarkable plants and all Alternaria alternata that that is required is a bit of manifests as black spots or ‘insider knowledge’. lesions along the leaf stem. All Kangaroo Paw species The second problem arises are natives of Western as a result of the fact that Australia and thrive in the slugs and snails will crawl free draining sandy soils that over fresh lettuce to reach this state has in abundance. a succulent Kangaroo Paw They will tolerate light leaf. In fact, many a freshly shade but prefer a position planted Kangaroo Paw has receiving plentiful sunlight been entirely consumed by throughout the whole day. these slimy herbivores. Kangaroo Paws reproduce Over the years a few via both seed and under‘Kangaroo Paw Myths’ have ground rhizomes, enabling gained notoriety in the plant to survive gardening circles, leading, prolonged dry periods and at least in part, to numerous

garden failures and to the family gaining a reputation for being an unreliable addition to the garden. The most damaging myth is that Kangaroo Paws are drought tolerant – they are most definitely NOT. While it is true that they want little moisture over the winter months, the opposite is true during the warm growing season. Once flowering begins, the plants desire to keep the spongy tissues of the flower stalks filled with water becomes paramount. Each flower acts like a stick of Celery, absorbing large quantities of water daily to retain its upright stance. In fact, many a dehydrated plant can be seen using its’ last drops of ‘survival moisture’ to support a beautiful flower stalk, such is the plants drive to reproduce. Another myth is that they

are sensitive to over fertilising, particularly when using Phosphate rich products. While some species of Kangaroo Paw do show slight Phosphate sensitivity, most are greedy, fast growing plants that demand adequate nutrition. Failure to feed them often leads to limited growth and yellowing foliage. So, armed with all this knowledge, how does the Bendigo gardener, blessed with heavy clay soils and the two seasons of Baked and Frozen, achieve Kangaroo Paw success? Firstly, plant them on slopes, atop retaining walls or into mounded beds where the chance of waterlogging, especially during winter, is reduced. Once such a site is chosen, dig a large whole, at least 2-3 times as wide and deep as the pot the plant come in. The clay must be broken up to give the young

plants’ roots a chance to penetrate the soil. Secondly, don’t tease the roots, they like being tightly bunched up, it’s a quirk of rhizomes. A little bit of untangling is fine but absolutely no tearing or cutting. Finally, after planting is complete, fertilise with a good quality native or general-purpose granular product, spreading it around the surface of the disturbed soil and then water the plant in well. Ignore the plant over

winter and water every 2-3 days over summer, once the heat arrives and the flowering hits top gear. Harvest the flowers regularly to beautify the home and reduce the water demand they place on the plant. The beauty the Kangaroo Paw affords the garden is well worth the extra effort required to achieve long lasting success. This quintessentially Australian botanical oddity is truly one of the most memorable additions you can add to the garden.


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November 2020

The Card Collector By David Lindsay

card predictably asks “Can you forward a few bob? I’m broke, with not a drop to drink.” We will never know whether his Mum sent him some money, or maybe she would have been like mine and said “find some work.” The other cards are from a set included with Scanlens Gum in the 1980’s which features pro wrestling. Scanlens produced many sets of colourful cards, with themes ranging from sports to movies. Card number 1 shows Hulk Hogan. He was the most famous wrestler in the 1980’s and his popularity The featured postcard has been titled “On the Wallaby” led to many television and movie roles. by the sender John in 1909. The set of 66 cards also On the wallaby is an includes female wrestlers abbreviation of a common such as Wendy Richter who saying – on the wallaby track – referring to the route won the WWF Women’s taken by swaggies who were Championship in 1984. Women’s professional roaming the bush on the fringes of properties looking wrestling began in 1937, pre-dating women’s for work. professional golf and tennis. It is also the title of a Wendi Richter was managed famous painting by Frederby none other than Cyndi Lauper. Obviously girls just want to have fun. After retiring, Richter became an estate agent and probably sold a lot of houses. She also studied part time for 13 years ending up with a masters degree – a great example to all sports people. ick McCubbin which is in the Art Gallery of NSW. The postcard was written in Donald and states that John “expects to be in Town next Saturday with steady walking.” The Town was Maryborough and a second postcard was posted from there to his mother three days later, which meant that he covered the 115 km at an impressive pace. The second

Drive-in Church providing a safe way to celebrate.

Epsom Community Church has discovered a creative way to still hold regular services for their parisheners, their drive -in church has been a real hit and attendees listen to the service via their cars FM radio. "We had 40+ cars and 66 people attend the final service for our Pastor of 10+ years last week. How difficult Covid has made even the simple celebration of a milestone. Luckily we were able to work outside the box and were able to have most of our Church join in this event." Said Alan Stevens spokeperson for the church.


The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion - OPEN Staff and volunteers are excited to safely welcome back regional Victorians! Bring along your pet for a walk, grab your friends for yoga or exercise in the gardens, browse the gift shop, get a delicious lunch or takeaway coffee from

StupaView cafe. Opening hours: The Great Stupa 10:30am to 3:30pm, 7 days a week StupaView Cafe 11am to 3pm, 7 days a week 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Bendigo)

Fire! Word of the Fire! “As the only large city in Australia virtually encircled month by National Parks, Bendigo wears the title of Obfuscation: proudly ‘city in a forest” (Plan to make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally. Anyone who has followed council’s manoeuvring around the sale of the Council Office land to the government to build a Govhub will find this word useful. I'm sure it will come in handy for some future decisions as well.

Greater Bendigo, p 4). Fine to be proud, but a city surrounded by forest needs safer exits. Develop fire evacuation corridors like US hurricane highways, For the location of your local ‘Placeof-Last-Resort’ go to: https:// services/ EmergencyManagement/BushfirePlaces-of-Last-Resort.

New release book. History of Bendigo’s CBD. A Golden Valley in the Forest. The Pioneers who helped shape Bendigo in the early years. This new book explores the early history of the Bendigo Central Business District. Well researched, informative factual history of historical Bendigo, from when the first settlers arrived as early as the 1830’s and during the gold rush in 1852. Early maps. Infancy of Bendigo pencil sketch. Historical photos. Early prospectors, pioneers stories, photos. Family histories of the early settlers to Bendigo. Location of early buildings. Origin of the name of Bendigo. Included in this book is valuable historical research written by well known local Bendigo historian, the late Dr Ralph Birrell. Limited edition. Available from the author Glenys Pollard. Researcher, Historian and Genealogist. $80 plus postage and handling of $15. Email: Mobile: 0400118953

People don’t realise the power of God until they turn to Him. We have been given free will. We can choose to do what we like . In the law there are consequences if we break the law. Those laws are based on the Ten Commandments in actual fact. But , God created us all. He loves us all. He’d so love us to return to Him. He will never make us . He invites. He sent Jesus His son to set the world free from its decadence . Jesus took all our sin, pain and rejection upon Himself as the perfect sacrifice . When we encounter the understanding of that we are transformed totally. Our very soul cries out in joy. Our mind starts to clear as we grow to know God. Our body is healed . We enter into a journey filled with new joy and new victories to overcome evil. That evil only comes from Satan...the prince of liars. He’s there to steal and destroy. But, scripture reminds us that “ greater is He within us than he who is in the world.” It also says “ no weapon formed against me can prosper and “ I can do all things in Christ who strengthens

me” You may wonder.... how can this be? ..... how can it all happen? When we pray the sinner’s prayer and ask Jesus into our life then we become new. We are new creatures in Christ . The old is washed away. No record of sin is kept. Watching the fear and panic whipped up by the virus is stealing our peace. It’s not of God . Those who don’t know God whip it up even more . As Christians we should have no fear of such things because Jesus came and He healed them all . That applies today. Jesus doesn’t change . We change. We lose our way. Scripture clearly states... “ by my stripes you were healed.” We need to claim our healing from Jesus . If you’ve never read God’s Word , why not get a Bible and just let it minister to you . If you do then I know how faithful God is to those who turn to Him and how He teaches us to conquer the storms of life . He “ is our strength and shield .” Ps Peter Pritchard. Southern Gateway Christian Church. 0413682999 for prayer .

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