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December /January 2018 Issue 29 News from the Neighbourhood House It’s that time of the year again, Santa is just around the corner, where did the year go?? Our Neighbourhood House will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Monday 14th January 2019. Some of our highlights this year included the Biggest Morning Tea and the Pamper Day that was run together with Relationships Australia and Rural Family Resources. COTA (Council On the Ageing) came to talk to our older adults to develop a report on The Voice of Older Rural Victorians. The Forge Theatre also presented The Seekers Sing at the Hall. Sharon Dent provided the community with monthly massages and natural health. We continued to provide Computer/IT help and support and classes with Tom Giles and conducted a course in Bairnsdale @The Hub Kick Start your Career in the Digital Marketing. We supported our community groups at the Buchan Flower Show and Buchan Business and Tourism Association and attended a number of regional meetings with Business and Tourism East Gippsland. We were also able to provide support to the Uniting Church with a Quilt Show over summer and the Buchan South Avenue of Honour with Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. We attended bi-monthly meetings as members of the East Gippsland Relief and Recovery Sub Committee as part of the Shires Emergency Management Plan, continued to manage the phone tree and held an information session for our phone tree leaders. -We advocated with the East Gippsland Shire for support for our community plan including a request for a RV Dump point, improved Street signs and the revegetation of the streetscape in the Main Street. We attended, together with the Buchan Bush Nursing Centre and local community members, a telecommunications review in dale to highlight the issues facing rural and remote communities regarding access to phone and the internet.
We were funded to run a project for Adult Community Further Education to investigate new Learner Markets for Learn Locals in Gippsland and are currently working in partnership with Warragul Neighbourhood House developing a new Learn Local Course Drones. The New Literacy. This year also saw the windfall for the Neighbourhood House sector with increased funding to existing Neighbourhood Houses and the Networks and the funding of new neighbourhood houses. Bruthen was one of the lucky recipients so we have provided support and assistance to the Bruthen community in establishing their new Neighbourhood House. We provide referrals to other health services and emergency funding assistance as well as internet access, printing and scanning facilities and…produced the Monthly Community Newsletter. To those of you who have contributed to The Phoenix this year, I say thanks for your assistance. We are looking forward to 2019 so have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. What's inside this issue
Classifieds. Get yours today! Smart Farms Grants Farmers Friend Are you ready for Summer Wairewa New Years Day Bush Dance Summer Fire Preparation A Gippsland Grevillea Grower—Leomin Hodge Golf News Drought Support for East Gippsland Summer holidays in Buchan and District Christmas Service and Carols
The newsletter is delivered to every household in the District and is also available online at buchan.vic.au or via Facebook at Buchan Neighbourhood House. All editions will soon be available electronically at the State Library online site. If you are not receiving the newsletter please contact us and we will ensure that a copy is mailed to your address. Newsletters can be posted for an annual fee of $16.50 incl. GST per 12 editions to anyone outside the district or contact us with your email address and we can send an electronic version for free. Dates for submissions will be advertised in each edition and we welcome your contributions. Submissions closing date for February will be Monday 4th We welcome articles and other contributions from the general public, clubs and organisations and submissions can be sent to email@example.com or drop them into the Neighbourhood House. Advertisements are $55 for 12 editions.
The Buchan Neighbourhood House do not take responsibility for opinions expressed by contributors to the Buchan Phoenix. The Editors reserve the right to reject articles and advertisements and to edit submissions if necessary. All submissions should carry the author’s full name, address and phone number, or anonymously if preferred. Buchan Neighbourhood House is open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am until 4.30pm
The Buchan Phoenix would like to acknowledge the Gunaikurnai People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, and pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.
Callemondah CafĂŠ Home-Style Food Hot and Cold Drinks Giftware Antiques & Collectables Wanted to buy (Cash Paid)
Monthly Weekend Shoot Every 4th Sunday of the month Black powder in 1st Sunday Open 10am to 4pm Not a member?? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; come and try shooting under supervision Range Address: Bruthen Buchan Rd, Buchan (18km from the Princes Hwy) For more information, please phone President: Julian- 0417370036 Secretary: Garry - 0427867868
Servicing East Gippsland and Surrounds Liquid Waste Needs Specialising in liquid waste disposal. Septic tank cleaning - triple interceptors waste water removal - grease traps. ph. 0439 400 480
Justice of Peace Arrangements can be made with Janice Coates Phone 51 559 301
For information contact Peter Washington 0418 337 955
SMART FARMS GRANTS. The second round of the Smart Farms Small Grants program is now open and will close at 11:30 pm AEDT on Friday, 11 January 2019. Smart Farms Small Grants (‘Small Grants’) is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support one- to two-year projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt sustainable natural resource management best practice. The Grant Opportunity Guidelines and application form can be found at: https:// www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/ national-landcare-program-smart-farms-small-grants-0 More information on Smart Farms is available online.: Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply. The Government has allocated $134 million under the Smart Farms Program to support the development and uptake of best practice, tools and technologies that help farmers, fishers, foresters and regional communities improve the protection, resilience and productive capacity of our soils, water and vegetation, in turn supporting successful primary industries and regional communities. The program will focus on protecting and improving the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems to adapt to change. The Smart Farms Program runs over six years from 2017-18. It is made up of the following three elements: Smart Farming Partnerships ($55 million) grants range between $250,000 and $4 million (GST exclusive). These larger projects support the formation of relevant and effective partnerships between experienced and skilled organisations and individuals. Smart Farming Partnerships will: develop, trial and implement new and innovative tools that support sustainable agriculture practice changes that in turn will deliver more productive and profitable agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries protect Australia’s biodiversity protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular soils and vegetation), and assist Australia to meet its obligations under relevant international treaties. Smart Farms Small Grants ($55 million) range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $200,000 (GST exclusive). Smart Farms Small Grants will fund organisations and individuals to undertake projects that build the capacity of Australia’s farmers, fishers and foresters to adopt best practice natural resource management methods. This will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and forestry industries, protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular soils and vegetation), and assist in protecting Australia’s biodiversity. Organisations and individuals may apply for funding for projects that promote and deliver land manager adoption of best practice sustainable land management. Applicants may also apply for projects that strengthen the capacity of Landcare groups and others to improve land manager adoption of best practice. Projects may be delivered locally, regionally and multi-regionally. Projects will fall into one of four categories, based on their value and the outcomes they are focussed on achieving.
Buchan Recreation Reserve and Hall All bookings for these facilities can now be made by contacting Evelyn Schmidt on 0427586038 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
East Gippsland Water Standpipe Tokens are now available at the Buchan Neighbourhood House
In emergencies keys to both the Hall and Recreation Pavilion are available at the SES/CFA shed in the Main Street. Keys to this building are available by contacting Peter White - Buchan CFA or Ray Moreland - Buchan Police.
1 token provides 1,000 litres of water $4.10 per token (Please note that the tokens have gone up by 10 cents)
Please note that camping is only permitted at the recreation reserve for special events or groups
The stand pipe is located outside the netball courts near the Chestnut Tree
What to do in Buchan this Summer Buchan Business and Tourism Association If you’re a visitor to our fabulous district there are some great things to do in the area, after you have visited the beautiful caves reserve. Why not try the food! You can get a great pub grub, (you have to try the schnitzels) at the Caves Hotel where you can sit on the veranda with a coldie whiling away the time, the best burger ever is available at the Roadhouse or try some amazing home cooked meals and sweets, Devonshire tea, preserves and jams from Callemondah Café. If you need internet access, just ask Sue or Steve at the General Store and they will have you connected in no time for an hour or two or for the day. There are Self-Guided Walking Tours you can pick up from the shops in the Main Street and take a stroll around the town with historical information as well as taking you on the tour to our favourite local spots, the swing bridge, river walk and The Bluff Reserve, our local swimming hole. Take a picnic to the John Flynn Reserve where you should be able to find some wild plums to add to your meal. Take in a day trip along the Orbost Buchan road to One Tree Hill Lookout and Stringers Knob or to The Junction where the Buchan meets the famous Snowy River for a dip in the river or fish for brown and rainbow trout, short-finned eel, long-finned eel, occasional river blackfish, shorthead lamprey, mountain galaxias, common galaxias, climbing galaxias, and a healthy population of Australian grayling and some Australian bass. Fishing in most rivers and streams is permitted from October to the June long weekend. If you would like to look further afield, take a scenic drive to Timbarra Settlement and the Timbarra River where there are also some great bush camping sites and picnic areas with fire pits and drop dunnies. And if your heading up toward McKillops Bridge along the way you can visit the Tulloch Ard Gorge walk and lookout taking in some spectacular views of the Snowy River, the Little River Gorge (the deepest and most spectacular gorge in Victoria) or take the short walk to the Little River Falls. You can continue on to the majestic McKillops Bridge which spans the Snowy River. It’s the only bridge over the Snowy River for a very long way. The deck is 255 metres long and stands high above the river. Downstream are the remains of the original McKillop Bridge washed away in 1934, a day before it was due to be opened. The Buchan area also has some great 4 Wheel Driving tracks and opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. If you would like some more information about the places to visit in Buchan and surrounds go to the Parks Victoria website or our community website www.buchan.vic.au for further details. Happy Holidays to you all.
The event opens on a Friday night with the Friday Night Jam, and the music and festivities continues in venues and on the street until Sunday afternoon. FULL LINE-UP: The Kutcha Edwards Band The New Savages The Fret Drifters (USA) Bill Barber 19-Twenty Mick Kidd and Dave Blight Kings and Associates The Road Worn Healers The Dave Orr Band Anita George Louis King's Royal Blue Trio Aaron Pollock Rod Millers Blues Explosion Organic Joe Electric Blues Collective Rosie Haden and Greg Hoepner and The Electric Yeti
1. What kind of music do elves listen to? Wrap. 2. Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A Mince Spy! 3. What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney? Claustrophobia! 4. What do you call Frosty the Snowman in May? A puddle! 5. What kind of motorcycle does Santa ride? Holly Davidson.
Summer 2019 Fire Preparation Remember if you have an emergency Fire, Police or Ambulance ring 000 FIRST. Do not ring the private numbers of local emergency services first as they may not be around to answer your call and the 000 operators will get the closest available service to your residence. All emergency calls must be logged with 000 for the emergency services to be able to officially respond. You should also have your address details next to the phone or in some place where it’s easy for the whole family to access. This should include… Your full address Vic Roads Reference Longitude and Latitude Reference CFA East Gippsland Map Reference These details will ensure that you will be able to assist 000 operators in finding your property quickly and easily. Get the Longitude and Latitude coordinates of your place On your computer, open Google Maps. If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you’ll see a lightning bolt at the bottom and you won't be able to get the coordinates of a place. Type in your address in the search bar. Right-click the place or area on the map. Usually a red teardrop Select What's here? At the bottom, you’ll see a card with the coordinates. If you would like some help in getting this information together call into the Neighbourhood House and we will assist you in getting your details. Our phone tree leaders and DELWP meet last week to review communication procedures and 5 of the main local contact details have been sent to CFA and local Emergency Services to activate the phone trees. We also have the free East Gippsland Shire USB cards which contain our LIMP plan and booklet as well as some information you can fill out so that all your important information can be kept on this card and taken with you. The TV monitor in the Main Street has been in operation for some time now without anymore internet problems and this provides our visitors with 24 hour emergency information. Here’s hoping for a fire free summer.
As Bob Haldane packs up his Buchan life and his library as he and Fran prepare to move to Bairnsdale, he has generously gifted me a copy of most of his books, a very splendid Police mug and copies of 'The Gippsland Heritage Journal' for which he wrote a series of what he calls "cameo" articles. Bob defines his cameo pieces as short, with a central theme, and a topic not covered before elsewhere. This one focuses on a remarkable man from W Tree, his amazing work as an untrained naturalist and in hybridizing the 'Poorinda' Grevillia's.
BUCHAN VALLEY GOLF NEWS Ladies 1/11/18
Runners Up J. Sandy
35 points on c/bk 35 Points
8/11/18 4BBB Stableford Winners
G. Sandy, H. Hume
Runners Up F. Ferguson, P. Sutton
Buchan Valley Golf Club The wildflower day was held on November 18th in the fine, but windy conditions. It was a mixed 4BBB stableford competition. The day was very successful with 32 players competing from Orbost, Newry, Loch Sport, Bairnsdale and Kings Cove as well as many locals. The highlight of the day was Helen Hume getting a hole-in-one on the 14th. This is the first time anyone has done this in the history of our club. Well done!! Winners on the day were Lucien Barker and Marnie Cummings with 47 points. Runners up were Jill and Trevor Sandy with 46 points. The winner of the men’s event was Terry Mason with 36 points. Our final day of competition for 2018 and our Christmas party was held on December 9th.
5/11/18 Stroke Winner
Runner Up G. Sandy
12/11/18 Stableford—9 Holes Winners
Runner Up M. Cummings
17 pts 16 pts
Men's Veterans 7/11/18
21/11/18 Winner Runner Up 28/11/18 Winner Runner Up
T. Mee T. Sandy D Sandy J Gartside
Men's Results 4/11/18 Stableford Winner
T. Littlejohn 40 Points on c/bk
11/11/18 PAR Winner
+3 on c/bk
18/11/18 Wildflower Day 4BBB Winners
L. Barker, M. Cummings
T. Sandy, J. Sandy
Another simple and impressive recipe The Roulade Which is, in simple terms, a savoury Swiss roll using 2 things that are plentiful at the momenteggs and silver beet. 1. Steam a bunch of silver beet, let it cool and squeeze out the excess moisture. Chop finely. 2. Heat 60g butter in a saucepan, add 1/3 cup plain flour and brown. Remove from heat, gradually stir in 1 cup milk, return to heat and stir until thickened. 3. Quickly stir in 4 egg yolks, the silver beet and whatever else you have. Chopped chives or spring onions are good. 4. Beat 4 egg whites until stiff and fold in. 5. Spread on baking paper in a lamington tin and bake in a hot oven until puffed and browned (about 15 mins). While it’s baking make the filling. 6. Heat 20g butter in a saucepan, add 1 tbls flour, brown over heat, gradually add ½ cup cream and stir until thick. 7. Season with salt and pepper and add whatever you fancy. Canned crab meat/red salmon and dill. Smoked tuna and cheese. Smoked trout.
Tip cooked roulade out onto baking paper, remove lining paper, spread with filling and roll up. Best eaten cold, sliced into 1” serves.
25/11/18 Monthly Medal—9 holes Winner
P. Whillance Nett 36
Contributor: Marnie Cummings
Contributor: Deb Woodburn
This document is available at the Buchan Neighbourhood House. Please come in and see us if you would like some more information regarding any of these programs.
Cultural Immersion Workshop with Kutcha Edwards Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11 AM – 12 PM
This workshop is part of the 2019 Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival
MASSAGE Tuesday 15th January From 10 am Late appointment by advanced Booking MASSAGE and NATURAL HEALTH CARE at the Buchan Neighbourhood House including: Relaxation, Aromatherapy, Sports Therapies, Remedial Massage Therapy, Pre and Post Natal and baby Massage. Available for adults and children of all ages.
$60 one hour session
This is a paid event only. No free tickets to those holding a WEEKEND PASS. Numbers are limited. Go to https://www.trybooking.com/ZTEA to purchase your ticket. Unsold tickets will be made available at the Festival Info Stand. Kutcha Edwards poses some curly questions in a workshop designed to draw from the participants the knowledge of Aboriginal Australia they currently possess and enhance that, with some reality checks along the way. Some of the questions that are posed in the workshops of Mutti Mutti man Kutcha Edwards are: Do you live in the same street as an Aboriginal person? How do you know they are Aboriginal? How long have Aboriginal people been here? Who discovered Australia? Who is an Australian citizen and why are they an Australian citizen? When is it appropriate to call someone uncle / aunty? Through stories, songs and dialogue, Kutcha explores, defines and imparts his understanding of what it is to be an Indigenous person in Australia today and the true history that brought us to this point in time. NUMBERS ARE LIMITED - book your ticket today!
Weatherlink 2.0 Get the app for local weather from the Buchan Caves Reserve
For further information and bookings contact the Buchan Neighbourhood House or Sharon Dent by email at email@example.com or call 0468387524
East Gippsland Shire Outreach Services Library Books can be reserved, collected or returned at the Neighbourhood House. Mobile Library Bus days are held fortnightly on a Tuesday
The next service for 2019 will be 15th January 29th January 12th February 26th February Buchan (near school) 9.15 am – 10.00 am W Tree (near Siba Retreat Centre) 10.45 am – 11.30 am (Neighbourhood House & kinder) 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
2019 Library schedules, Council minutes or planning permits are also available upon request at the Neighbourhood House
East Gippsland Shire Grants Grant Round Opens and applications can be submitted from: Wednesday 9 January 2019 Grant Round Closes and application need to be submitted by: Wednesday 6 March 2019 Projects, events and any funded activity needs to start after: Friday 10 May 2019
Community Grants Community Projects – up to $5000 Community Projects Quick Response – up to $500
Total rain from 12/12/18
Arts and Heritage Grants Arts Grants – up to $5000 Major Arts Grants – up to $10,000 Heritage Grants – up to $5,000 Quick Response Arts Grants – up to $500 Regional and District Events Sponsorship (RADES) The Regional and District Events Sponsorship is for larger events that bring direct economic benefit to the region. The event would show a level of innovation and creativity to engage the community in new opportunities and experiences. Funding can be applied for up to three years to help build an event to become self-sustainable. Regional and District Events Sponsorship – up to $10,000