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CABONNE PLANS RECORD ROADS BUDGET A record $15.9 million in roads and transport spending is the highlight of Cabonne Council’s draft budget for 2012/2013. Cabonne Mayor Bob Dowling said the expenditure represented an increase of 30 per cent on the previous year’s allocation of $12.2m, which was also a record amount. He said the call for better was roads and transport was the loudest message Council received from a series of 12 community consultation meetings held across the Shire last year. “I’m delighted that to say that since 2010 we’ve been able to increase roads spending from $10m to almost $16m and we’ve been able to achieve this while still bringing in a balanced budget,” Cr Dowling said. A total of $3.5m will be spent on resealing, line marking and signage, $2m on the continuation of the timber bridge replacement program and $1.3m to rebuild the approaches to the Meranburn rail crossing on Henry Parkes Way at Manildra, with $840,000 earmarked to rehabilitate a section of the Canowindra to Eugowra Road. More than $1.3m has been allocated to maintenance and gravel resheeting, while $800,000 will be spent completing the upgrade of Cottons Bridge near Manildra and $700,000 is expected in contributions from Cadia mine to finance the improvement of Cadia Road at Four Mile Creek. Cr Dowling described the $41.3m draft operational plan as possibly the best in Cabonne’s history, with other big ticket items including: $4.1m for the Cumnock and Yeoval sewerage schemes; $2.7m for water supply projects, including reservoir

upgrades and environmental flow works in Molong Creek; $1.7m to redevelop Canowindra swimming pool; $1.3m for community services such as Family Day Care, Home and Community Care, community transport and family support programs; $1.03m for floodplain works, including $700,000 for projects in Eugowra and Molong; $200,000 to survey, investigate and develop residential land in Manildra; $162,000 for Rural Fire Service contributions; $149,000 to upgrade and maintain cemeteries; and $100,000 to upgrade public toilets in Manildra. The Council has placed its draft operational plan on exhibition for the next 28 days, inviting residents and ratepayers to make comments and suggestions. At the end of that period the Council will consider any changes before formally adopting it. The Council voted to increase its general rate by 3.6 per cent in accordance with the State Government’s rate pegging limit. This amount includes 0.4 per cent to offset the impact of the carbon tax, but Cr Dowling said the actual cost of the tax on Council was yet to be determined. “I believe the full impact will be far greater than 0.4 per cent,” he said. The Mayor and fellow Councillors paid tribute to General Manager Graeme Fleming, his department directors and senior finance staff for developing an outstanding draft Budget. “They have delivered a balanced operational plan that will provide substantial benefits across the Shire,” Cr Dowling said. “This has been achieved without the need for special rate increases which underlines Cabonne’s strong financial position and demonstrates its financial sustainability.”

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Tapas: on Saturday night Swinging Bridge Cellar Door are holding their inaugural Tapas Night for only $35 per person for 5 courses. Tapas are a traditional Spanish dining experience of small plates of appetisers served with drinks & eaten communally. The whole range of Swinging Bridge wines will be available by the glass or bottle. Bring your friends & sit around coffee tables on comfy old leather Chesterfield couches, or at the gorgeous dining table made by local craftsman Phil McNiece out of the old kauri pine shelving from the shop. For a casual, enjoyable evening with good food great wine & unique ambience, it is essential to book with Georgie on 0419 594 873 as walk ins won't be admitted on the night. Witnessing: A letter received from The Hon. Greg Smith SC MP, Attorney General, Minister for Justice, to Bill Barwood JP warns Justices of the Peace and the public of the new rules relating to the witnessing of NSW statutory declarations or affidavits and identity. As from 30 April 2012, a JP must: see the face of the person making the declaration or affidavit; confirm the person's identity; and certify in writing on the document that those two things have been done. Thanks: Bob & Margaret Craven would like to sincerely thank the generous residents who came forward in response to the recent call out for billets to accommodate The Spooky Men's Chorale performers. Such community spirit allows these great shows to visit our town. Moyne: Fete was another success for our own Aged Care Facility & raised some much needed funds for purchasing resources necessary for the enjoyment and comfort of the residents. Thank you to everyone who attended the fete, & those wonderful people who helped organise it. Moorbel: Markets were equally successful, what a great day out in town! Beth Bowd, scone maker extraordinaire & wife of Mr Moorbel Markets himself, commented that although it didn't seem there were more people than usual, takings were up. The Phoenix would like to publicly apologise to Ms Zumba & Mr I-Walked-Into-A-Door for being a no show on the morning, & thank you very much for the flowers xxx Hero: Mr Darren Flanagan, the soft explosives expert who blasted Grant & Todd from the Beaconsfield Mines will be the Key Note Speaker at Central NSW BEC's final Business Success Lunch. This exciting function is not to be missed, & you are guarantees to be spellbound by Darren’s story. The luncheon will be held Wednesday 16 May at 12noon in the Kokoda Room at Orange Ex Services Club. Cost is only $44 per person & includes lunch. RSVP Bruce on 0263620448 or Primary: teachers are having a small shuffle this month with Mrs Gina Baratto accepting a transfer to Mulyan Public School in Cowra to be closer to home. All the little extras Mrs Baratto has done for the school over many years have been greatly appreciated. Fortunately, Ms Peta Laurie is returning from maternity leave & has worked with that particular class already this year, so the transition should be very smooth. The change ill occur on 21 May. Exams: Year 11 students of Canowindra High School will be starting their semester 1 exams next Tuesday 15 May. Good luck to you all, & should you have any questions on how to study or any aspect of the exams themselves, please discuss with your teachers. These exams prepare you for the HSC exams so best to get as much information you can early as possible. Apples: The inaugural Orange Apple Festival featuring all things apples will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May 2012. For more info please see orangeapplefestival Council: elections will be held Saturday 8 September 2012 & Clr Durkin has confirmed he will be running for re-election to Cabonne Council. People interested in standing for election to Cabonne Council are urged to attend a free seminar at Parkes Council Chambers in Cecile Street 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday 4 July 2012. Cabonne Council will conduct an information session from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 11 July 2012 at the Cabonne Council Chambers in Bank Street, Molong. Candidates are also invited to attend the Council’s meeting on Monday 16 July 2012 to see how meetings are conducted and to speak to current Councillors. More information for prospective Councillors is available from the Featured Programs section on the home page of Council’s website Eugowra: murals are GO! The bushranger history will come alive in a community-driven plan to revitalise the town & boost its tourism profile. Thirty artists from as far as Grafton, Nambucca Heads, Sydney & Victoria will begin work on the murals as well as traditional signs & advertisements over 3 days beginning on Friday 11 May 2012. The centrepiece will be a 33m long mural on the newsagency & supermarket wall depicting the Escort Rock robbery on 15 June 1862. Supported by Cabonne Council & organised by the Eugowra Progress Association the artists are being billeted in town and meals are being provided by local community groups & pubs.

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LEST WE FORGET... ANZAC Day has always been well attended by our community throughout the years, and this year was no exception. Over 200 Canowindra residents braved the chill conditions and early hour in Memorial Park to honour our troops last Wednesday 25 April 2012. Service and ex-service personnel marched with the community down Gaskill Street from the Junction Hotel to Memorial Park for the 11am Service. Mike Harrison, President of Canowindra’s RSL Sub Branch was proud of everyone who turned out and payed their respects for the important day, and wishes to thank the following: The Canowindra Fire Brigade for the chairs and tables; the High School for the sound and piano, and senior students who helped with the breakfast. Thanks also to all the school students who marched with us down the main street to Memorial Park; and Ian Guihot for the driving the less mobile in the March in his taxi. At the services, a big thank you to Phil McNiece for his exemplary bugle playing; the SES and Police for the road closures; the Services Club for all their help leading up to ANZAC Day; John Cobb MP for Calare attending, and David Cullane helping to make this happen; Reverend Jono for leading the memorial ceremonies and prayers of remembrance; and fellow members of our RSL Sub Branch for all their help to tie it together for another successful ANZAC ceremony. Remember, whenever you pass Memorial Park you can stop and say “Thank You” at the cenotaph and roll of remembrance on any day of the week. If you are interested in finding out more about the RSL Sub Branch of Canowindra or ANZAC Day, please contact Mike Harrison - President on 0427 640 293.

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NSW FARMERS - INCITEC PIVOT MEETING Following an announcement by Incitec Pivot just before Easter that they would not be supplying anhydrous ammonia to Central & Southern NSW 75 Gaskill Street this season, a meeting was organised by NSW farmers between local farmers and James Whiteside from Incitec Pivot. Cabonne Council's Assessment No. as shown Mr Whiteside told the meeting at Billimari Hall that there is plenty of anhydrous ammonia on the current Rate Instalment Notice has changed. This has occurred to accommodate available this season but that there is a shortage Council's introduction of new electronic tech- of DG qualified line-haul trucks and drivers to transport the gas from Incitec's Brisbane plant. He nology under which Council's systems will said that Incited had failed to adequately plan operate. It is strange that of all the methods listed by ahead when problems occurred at Orica's plant in Council by which rates can be paid using the Newcastle last year. new assessment no. Direct Debiting, ( a Orica is not releasing any anhydrous to Incitec widely used method of paying regular acPivot from Newcastle this year meaning that the counts eg water, electricity, mortgas has to be transported from Queensland. gage, telephone, credit card , health fund, "Some anhydrous is arriving in this district, but it insurances etc.), is still not available is highly unlikely that supply will meet the to Council's rate payers for rate payments. demand," said Maree McKay who helped Yours sincerely, organise the meeting on behalf of NSW Farmers. Bill Barwood, Canowindra "Mr Whiteside indicated that we may receive as much as seventy percent but there are no guarantees," she said. "Mr Whiteside explained how this situation had evolved and took questions, but was unable to deliver any really good news," Mrs McKay said. "I think everyone left just as annoyed and frustrated as when they came," she said. James Whiteside offered to return later in the year when Incitec Pivot will be able to advise anhydrous users of options available to ensure supply in the future. EXHIBITION OF Draft Community Strategic "NSW Farmers has accepted Mr Whiteside's offer to come back later in the year," Mrs McKay said. Plan – Cabonne 2025, 2011-2012 Draft Delivery Program 2012-16 "We'll be expecting much better news then," she said. & Operational Plan 2012-13, Draft Budget and Fees & Charges 2012-13 Council wishes to advise that its draft 2011-2012 Draft Delivery Program 2012-16 & Operational Plan 2012-13, Draft Budget and Fees & Charges 2012-13 will be available for public inspection and comment from 8 May 2012 until 5.00pm on 5 June 2012. INSTALLATION, REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE OF: The Delivery Program sets out Council’s strategic direction, specific services & performance roofing - draining - general plumbing indicators, principal activities, and projects planned over the next four years together with DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL & RURAL Council’s Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2012-13 and the Budget to give effect to the Cabonne Community Strategic Plan 2025. Copies of the Draft Plans are available on disc and can be inspected at / borrowed from Council’s Molong, Cudal and Canowindra Fast, efficient service! Lic 70446C Offices, branch Libraries in Canowindra, Manildra and Molong, the Cumnock, Eugowra and Yeoval Post Office Agencies, the Cargo General Store, ARISH OF T DWARDS the Business Enterprise Centre Orange, or on Council’s website ATHOLIC HURCH ANOWINDRA A comment sheet is provided with the Draft plans Saturday 12 May: and any comments should be mailed to PO Box 6pm Eugowra 17 Molong 2866, or emailed to or left at any Sunday 13 May: Council Offices by 5pm on 5 June 2012. 8.30am Canowindra GLP Fleming PO Box 17 Cargo General Manager Molong NSW 2866 10am

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May 12: Pythons play Waratahs at CSU Aggies Orange 1pm, also Aggies Ladies Day & McGraths Foundation fundraiser so come along to support the Club. May 12: Tapas Night @ Swinging Bridge Cellar Door 7pm $35pp bookings Georgie on 0419 594 873 or Friday to Sunday at 33 Gaskill Street May 13: MOTHER'S DAY - don't forget! Lunch @ the Old Vic Inn on 02 6344 1009 or at the Canowindra Hotel on 02 6344 1407 May 13: Tigers 1st Grade travel to Trundle to take on the Boomers, Youth League go to Peak Hill to play the Roosters. Tigresses bye. May 16: Central NSW BEC Business Success Lunch 12pm Orange Ex-Services Club, speaker Darren Flanagan. Tix $44 from 02 6362 0448 or May 16: Canowindra Business Chamber meeting 7pm CWA Rooms Blatchford Street May 19: HUGE DOUBLE BILL Bob Malone & Pugsley Buzzard 6:30pm taste Canowindra May 22: Canowindra Reading Day 10am with activities continuing until midday then lunch May 24: Canowindra's Biggest Morning Tea Cancer Council fundraiser May 25: The Spooky Men's Chorale 7pm at taste Canowindra $75 inc meal 02 6344 2332 May 26: Historical Society Fashion & Hat Parade Luncheon 2pm @ Canowindra Bowling Club. Tix $10 from Saffi 02 6344 2888 or Muriel Yell 02 6344 1916 May 26: Canowindra's Red Shield Appeal Salvation Army fundraiser COMING UP: July 14: "Don't be a Witness, Get into Fitness" fundraiser ball THE CANOWINDRA PHOENIX is published by Joanne Gaigals (ABN 43 292 469 472) & printed by Nick Carne at COMPRINTING: 0402 340 852 For news or ads, please contact Jo on 0418 413 753, 02 6344 2760 or 6 Ryall STREET CANOWINDRA NSW 2804

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TIGRESSES ALL THE WAY! Sunday at Tom Clyburn Oval proved to be a Tigers day, with all three grades with big grins on their faces after three great wins. Tigresses proving to be way too strong for Molong with a convincing 62-10 win. The girls were down in numbers but showed all how well they can play. Whilst the sunny days are still taking their toll on the girls, they still got up and kept going. Youth League had a hard game, Molong's defence was fierce and held them out so the score line didn’t run away with the young side. Youth League coming out on top with a 30-0 win. All tries and no conversions. First Grade had their first game against Burrengong, who are one of the returning towns in the comp this year and have come out with a strong line up. Whilst the boys found the game to be a very hard game they still managed to step around the Bears side and come out with a 32-16 win. With points going to Peter Pita, Stuart Scott and Brenton Woolley and Players' Player taken out by Stuart as well. Well done to all three grades, keep up the great playing. This Sunday First Grade travel to Trundle and Youth League travel to Peak Hill. Tigresses have the bye.

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