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he communities in the Hilltops Region are gearing up to commemorate Anzac Day. Services are planned at Wirrimah, Koorawatha, Crowther, Bendick Murrell, Boorowa, Rugby, Bribbaree, Monteagle, Murringo, Harden-Murrumburrah, Jugiong, Wombat, Galong and Young. The Anzac Day arrangements for Wednesday April 25, 2018 are: BOOROWA – RUGBY The Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held in Boorowa at 6:00am and Rugby at 6:30am. For the Anzac Day March, participants in Boorowa are asked to assemble at the Boorowa Post Office by 10.00am. The march will commence at 10.15am from Marsden Street to the War Memorial. The Ex-Services Club RSL Luncheon will be held from 12.30pm. Luncheon RSVP’s to Phil Armitage on 0416 292 767. Boorowa Ex-

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Services Club will be hosting two-up between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. BENDICK MURRELL There will be a Memorial Service at Bendick Murrell Hall Memorial from 9:00am. BRIBBAREE Bribbaree Anzac Day March and Memorial Service will begin from 4:00pm on Anzac Day. Participants are asked to assemble in Weedallion Street adjacent to the Bribbaree Bowling Club. March west to the Cenotaph at Anzac Park for wreath laying, then to Bribbaree Memorial Hall for the Memorial Service. GALONG The Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at 5.30am followed by breakfast. HARDEN-MURRUMBURRAH There will be a 6:00am Dawn Service at Newson Park. Harden’s Anzac Day March will start at 10:45am, participants are asked Continued on page 5

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HILLTOPS COUNCIL 2018 Hilltops Council Ordinary Meeting Dates and Times Ordinary Council Meetings will take place, on every fourth Wednesday of the month, with the exception of December which is the third Wednesday of the month, commencing at 5.30pm, unless otherwise advertised. Scheduled Meeting Date and Place 24 April 2018 (Tuesday) Young Chambers, 189 Boorowa Street, Young 23 May 2018 Boorowa Chambers, 6-8 Market Street, Boorowa 27 June 2018 Harden Chambers, 3 East Street, Harden 25 July 2018 Young Chambers, 189 Boorowa Street, Young 22 August 2018 Boorowa Chambers, 6-8 Market Street, Boorowa 26 September 2018 Harden Chambers, 3 East Street, Harden Information can also be found on Hilltops Council Website Anthony McMahon - General Manager PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF PLANNING PROPOSAL VEHICLE SALES OR HIRE PREMISE ON LAND IN WOMBAT AND MURRINGO STREETS IN YOUNG On 29 March 2018 the Department of Planning and Environment issued a Gateway determination enabling Council to place the Planning Proposal, applying to land at 8 Wombat and 1 Murringo Streets Young, on exhibition for a period of 28 days. This is consistent with Council’s resolution to proceed with this Proposal at its Ordinary Meeting held on 26 July 2017. The Planning Proposal intends to allow Vehicle Sales or Hire Premises and associated Car Park as additional permitted uses on Lot 2A DP 976203 (No. 8) Wombat Street and Lot 9 Sec 57 DP 759144 (No. 1) Murringo Street, Young. The purpose is to allow the land to be used in conjunction with an existing car sales business that has been established for many years on adjoining lands. The following documents are available for download from Council’s website • Planning Proposal • Gateway Determination • Council Report and Minutes Hard copies can be viewed at Hilltops Council - Young Office at 189 Boorowa Street in Young during normal business hours. The Planning Proposal is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 19 April 2018, and concluding on 17 May 2018. Any person may make a written submission on the Planning Proposal. Written submissions will be considered by Council in deciding whether or not the draft Plan should be made. Hilltops Council has delegation from the Department of Planning and Environment to make the draft Plan, should that be the final decision. In order to be considered by Council, submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 17 May 2018. Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager and can be submitted via email or post. Email: Post: The General Manager The General Manager Hilltops Council Hilltops Council Locked Bag 5 YOUNG NSW 2594 When making a submission you should be aware that details of the submission can be made publically available as allowed by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Any enquiries should be directed to Council’s Strategic Planners on 02 6386 0100. BANGO WIND FARM PLANNING AGREEMENT AND EXPLANATORY NOTE Submissions related to this policy should be addressed to the General Manager in writing and can be made at one of Council’s Administrative Centres in Boorowa, Harden or Young or by email to mail@hilltops.nsw. This policy will be on display until 12 noon on Thursday, 19th April, 2018. The Bango Wind Farm Planning Agreement and Explanatory Note are available to view on Council’s website www.hilltops.

PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT 1979 DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS ISSUED In accordance with the provisions of section 4.59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and section 74 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, notification is given that the developments and/or modifications mentioned below have recently been granted consent. The development consents are available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours, at Council Offices, Boorowa Street, Young. 2017/DA-00094 – Lot 2 DP790883, 2 Purchas St, Young Subdivision - existing lot into four (4) lots of 1073m2, 1107m2, 769.1m2 and 1014m2 2018/DA-00039 – Lot 7 DP 664871, 10 Murringo St, Young – Shed – residential storage, colourbond The following development consents are available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours, at Council’s Harden Office, 3 East St, Harden: T16-012 – Lot 247 DP 753621, Taafe St, Jugiong – Dwelling (new) – four (4) bedroom, steel clad The following development consents are available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours, at Council’s Boorowa Office, 6-8 Market St, Boorowa: 2018/CD-00004 – Lot 61 DP 2493, 286 Ballyryan Road, Boorowa – Swimming pool – in-ground, fiberglass PESTICIDE USE NOTIFICATION Planned pesticide use by Council works crews until week ending Thursday 3RD May 2018 will include the use of Round Up, Brush Off, Amitrol, Weedmaster, Dicamba, Grazon, Basta, Primo, MCPA and Broadstrike and Fusilade for herbicide control. Confidor for Aphid and Access for wild fruit tree control on: • All roads in Hilltops Council – Young, Boorowa and Harden area, Shire Parks, Ovals, Laneways and. some town areas; • All Villages, Rest Areas and Reserves; and • Rural and Regional roads Naturalure Fruit Fly Bait will be used in the above areas to target the control of fruit fly. In accordance with Hilltops Pesticide Notification Plan signs and flashing lights will be provided on vehicles applying pesticides, signs placed to inform the public where required, and escort warning vehicles will beused for the 2017 road shoulder program. Drivers should exercise extreme caution when passing these vehicles. ANY ENQUIRIES TO JASON CORCORAN ON (02) 63860105 In accordance with Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan, signs will be provided on the vehicle applying the pesticide and signs will remain on-site to inform the public for 24 hours after spraying. For further information in the Young Area, please call Council’s Parks and Gardens Asset Planner on (02) 6380 1200. The planned pesticide use is subject to change due to Council resources and weather conditions. COUNCIL SEEKS COMMUNITY COMMENT ON THE FOLLOWING POLICY: DRAFT STATEMENT OF BUSINESS ETHICS DRAFT RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY DRAFT ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY Council has approved for public consultation the following: • DRAFT STATEMENT OF BUSINESS ETHICS • DRAFT RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY • DRAFT ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY Council invites the community to submit any comments or feedback for Council consideration by no later than Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 at 12 noon. Please address all correspondence to The General Manager, and forward to; Hilltops Council, Locked Bag 5, YOUNG NSW 2594 or The documents are now available at the Library, Council Offices and on Council’s website TENDER 376 OF 2018 SAFETY BARRIER UPGRADES – STATE HIGHWAY

This tender has been called to engage a suitably qualified and experienced contractor for the supply and installation of Safety Barrier (predominantly end terminals) at various locations along the state highway within the Hilltops local government. Please note the shortened tender period due to a critical delivery date of 30 June 2018 Interested parties are required to register via the E-tendering Portal to download documents. If you experience difficulties accessing the above website please call the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533. Contact: Andrew Griffith, enquiries to be directed through the Tenderlink Forum Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

TENDER 386 OF 2018 SUPPLY & INSTALLATION OF SAFETY BARRIER PRODUCTS (PANEL CONTRACT) This tender has been called to engage suitably qualified and experienced organisations for supply and installation of safety barrier products at various locations within the Hilltops local government area on an as needed basis. Interested parties are required to register via the E-tendering Portal to download documents. If you experience difficulties accessing the above website please call the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533. Contact: Andrew Griffith, enquiries to be directed through the Tenderlink Forum Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 9th May 2018. PLANNED ROADWORKS FOR FORTNIGHT ENDING THURSDAY 3RD AMY 2018

The following planned works are underway in the Hilltops Council area: MAINTENANCE GRADING Western: Astons Lane, Springs Road, Ballards Road,Mines Road, West Lane. Weedallion Road, Newells Road, Butts Lane, Colemans Road, Milvale/Stockinbingal Road, Karoopa Lane, Elliots Lane, Fernhill Road, Trebane Roadand Kurrawyba Road. Eastern: Corringle Lane; Medways Lane; Maryvale Lane; Summerdale Lane; Heathfield Lne; Geegullalong Lane; Kenyu Road; All Lanes off Kenyu Road/ Cocomingla Lane to Battery Road; Hopefield Lane; Harrys Creek Road; Tangmangaroo Road; Hillview Lane; Wargeila Road; High Rock Road; Lagoon Creek Road Southern: No maintenance grading. GRAVEL RESHEETING Western: Weedallion Road, Colemans Lane and Newells Road. Eastern: Resheeting on Maintenance grading roads where required and where budget allows. Southern: Cumburra Road. SEALED ROAD REPAIRS Western: Minor patching and small heavy patching on various roads. Eastern: Minor Patching on various roads. Patching on MR 56 Southern: Heavy Patching: MR381 – Jugiong Road Minor patching on various roads. These dates are subject to weather conditions. CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Western: Burrangong Creek Bridge guard rail installation. Olympic Highway/Apps Lane Road construction. Traffic lights will be running until Friday 20th April 2017. A 40km an hour speed limit applies. There will be no through traffic at the intersection of Apps Lane and the Olympic Highway. The School bus will still be providing the usual service. Crowther Creek bridge replacement on Scenic Road. Young Sporting Fields Shared Pathway Linkages has commenced in Trafalgar Street and progressing into Lachlan Street. Eastern: Bennett Springs Bridge Construction, Showground amenities building. Amenities block at Recreation park, Pudman Street Footpath, Boorowa Waste Transfer station Southern: Building Capital upgrade at Mechanic Institute gutter. Solar light insulation at Coddington Park. Trinity Centre building capital upgrade. PARKS AND GARDENS Western: Spraying summer weeds. Town mowing. Fire reduction mowing. Line marking for upcoming winter sports. Eastern: General upkeep of parks, reserves and gardens. Village maintenance, Dr Kelf Park preparation in time for ANZAC Day, Slashing on State and Regional Roads. Southern: Neill Street garden maintenance. Cemetery mowing. Park maintenance and mowing. WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE WORKS: Western: Water main installation is continuing on the Olympic Highway. The works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2018. Eastern: No works planned. Southern: Watermain replacement at: Short Street full length; Neill Street between Bathurst and Vernon; Vernon Street between Albury and Neill Street Speed restrictions will be in place and minor delays may be experienced.The plannedworksaresubject to change due to Council resources and weather conditions. Motorists are advised Roadwork Speed Limits are enforceable by the NSW Police. Speed should be reduced and caution should be exercised when travelling through roadwork sites.

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SNIPPETS... top’s Anzac Day Events article in this issue for all details of Anzac Day Services. Your support is important for our wonderful Veteran’s.

PCYC School Holiday Program Let’s get active in the April school holidays at Young PCYC with a full program of events for students. There are activities such as Ninja Warrior, Parkour, Laser Tag, Boxing and League Tag. Go to their facebook page for full program – link here https://www.facebook. com/PCYCYoung/ All children will need a hat, drink bottle and comfortable shoes as some activities will be outside. They will also need to bring snacks and/or money for canteen. Bookings are essential. To book contact the PCYC on 63825392. All participants must be PCYC members. Membership is $10. RSL Women’s Auxiliary Fundraising for the Invictus Games The RSL Women’s Auxiliary will be selling badges for Anzac Day on Thursday 19th April at the Credit Union in Young and then again on Friday 20th April in front of Westpac and Donges IGA both on Boorowa St, Young. The proceeds from the badges will go to providing support for Australian veterans who are competing in the Invictus Games. The Invictus Games will be held in Sydney in October this year. Prince Harry who is the patron of the games will be in attendance. For all enquiries contact Mr John Walker 0408 821 948 Please support the Veteran’s on their Day, buy a badge and attend the Dawn Service and the March. (refer to the Hill-



St Mary’s Farewell On Tuesday 10th April St Mary’s Primary School held a special assembly to farewell their PDHPE teacher Mrs Amy Ryals and their Principal Mrs Louise Grant. The students, parents, and teachers of St Mary’s thanked Mrs Ryals and Mrs Grant for their contribution to the school. The teachers organised power point presentations to commemorate their time at the school and look back at all the school events they’ve been a part of. There was also a beautiful performance by the infant’s choir. Best wishes to both Mrs Ryals and Mrs Grant! Cootamundra Electorate Small Businesses To Upskill With Free Tafe Courses Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced small businesses and their staff now have access to free business skills training thanks to a new $30 million NSW Government initiative. Ms Cooke said the new Skills for Business program means local companies and their staff can now undertake free TAFE NSW qualifications aimed at helping small businesses grow and thrive. “I don’t just want to see small businesses in the Cootamundra electorate survive, I want to see them thrive,” Ms Cooke said. “As a former florist with a small staff in Young, I understand just how tough this gig can be. The government has worked with TAFE to provide an opportunity for people to upskill – completely free – and apply these skills to kick goals in their business,” she said. Skills for Business brings together TAFE NSW and other NSW Government business support services including Business Connect, to give small business owners and their staff a chance to undertake fully-subsidised training in courses including financial planning,

taxation, risk management, legal decisions, using spreadsheets, social media tools, website creation and maintenance, creating an ebusiness, and cybersecurity. The free TAFE courses will be delivered online, with a face-to-face component, to allow small businesses to learn when it suits them best, with live tutorials also on offer. Small businesses represent almost 98 per cent of all NSW businesses, employing about 1.56 million people - almost half the state’s workforce. The TAFE NSW training would be open to all small to medium sized businesses operating within NSW with up to 199 employees, but priority will be given to businesses with fewer than 19 employees. Businesses and employees throughout NSW can access the training from anywhere, 24/7, via TAFE Digital, including live tutorials with trainers and fellow participants. For more information visit: www.tafensw.

THUMBS UP THUMBS UP The fantastic crew from Hilltops Council who sorted out the blockage in the water mains adjacent to our property late at night. THUMBS UP The helpful service we received recently in Boorowa’s gorgeous homeware / gift shop – Home Finch. THUMBS UP The delicious warm beef pie we enjoyed after footy at Harden’s Jackson’s Bakery. Malicious or defamatory submissions will not be accepted. The opinions and views of readers submitting Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down are not necessarily the views of the staff and Management of The Hilltops Phoenix. To submit a Thumbs Up Thumbs Down email us at or mail us at 91 Boorowa Street, Young NSW 2594


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IMAGE: Part of the team “At Olgas” Café – Trudy and Jenna

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t Olga’s Cafe (previously Rhubarb Cafe) is looking very stylish after a fabulous refurbishment. The same team are serving their delicious food with a new menu and diners can also can eat outside on the lawn in their new alfresco area. They are also doing catering for functions and you can hold children’s parties at the café. In coming weeks, they have some exciting events planned. On ANZAC Day they will be open for a breakfast after the Dawn Service. The owner Olga Perkins says “We wanted to open for a tribute to the ANZACS. Drop by for a delicious breakfast and we will be giving Seniors a 10% discount on the day.” On Wednesday 9th May, Trudy will be shaving her head for cancer at 10am. Drop by for morning tea to see this happen. People can make a donation towards Trudy’s head shave by dropping into the cafe or fol-

low the link on their Facebook page. Trudy says she wants to pay tribute to all people who have been affected by cancer, especially her grandfather. “So many people associate having hair with their own vanity, but I want to prove them wrong. People with cancer lose their hair all time. I think I can bring more awareness to the community about what people with cancer go through by doing this. If I can raise some money and increase awareness by losing my hair, it is a small sacrifice to make.” There will also be a Mother’s Day High Tea on Sunday 13th May. A scrumptious array of cakes and sandwiches will be served with tea or coffee. There will also be a fashion parade to enjoy. Tickets are $35 per person and $10 for children under 8 years. There are limited tickets, so bookings are essential. Contact At Olgas to book on 0499833199.

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Continued from page 1 to meet at 10:15am at the Harden Mechanics Institute. The March will continue to Newson Park, where a Memorial Service will be conducted and conclude around midday. There will be a service at the Lighthorse Memorial at noon. JUGIONG The Jugiong Anzac Day March will begin at 3.30pm from the Police Station and end on Riverside Drive at the Memorial Park, where the Memorial Service will be conducted. MONTEAGLE An Anzac Memorial Service will be held at the Monteagle Hall at 2:00pm. MURRINGO The Murringo Anzac Day Service will be held at the Murringo Memorial Hall from 8.30am. Participants are asked to assemble on Murringo Gap Road adjacent to Murringo Public School for the march south to the Murringo Memorial Hall. WIRRIMAH-KOORAWATHA The Wirrimah-Koorawatha RSL Sub-Branch will hold a Dawn Service from 6am at the Memorial Gates in Koorawatha. The service will be followed by breakfast in the hall for a gold coin donation. At 8.15am Wirrimah will hold a service in the Wirrimah Memorial Hall. At 9am a service will be held at the Bendick Murrell Memorial Hall, with morning tea provided. At 10.15am a service will be held at the Crowther Memorial. The main Anzac Day Service will be held at Koorawatha from 10.45am. All descendants wearing medals are welcome to join in the march. Please muster 10 minutes before the march. WOMBAT Commencing at dawn with six-riders from the Harden Light Horse group providing a formation at the ceremony site (on the corner Rose & Young Street), followed by presentations of prayers and hymns, the laying of wreaths and the sounding of the Bugle. Followed by breakfast at the Wombat Hotel. YOUNG The Young Sub-Branch will hold an Anzac Dawn Service with participants asked to assemble at 5:45am in Boorowa Street adjacent to the Young Town Hall Memorial Tower for the 6:00am Dawn Service. At the end of the Dawn Service a complimentary breakfast will be served. Participants in the Anzac Day March are asked to assemble at 10:30am in Boorowa Street adjacent to the Young Town Hall Memorial Tower. At 10:45am the march will start east along Boorowa Street, then north along Lynch Street, west along Lovell Street to Anderson Park Memorial for the 11:00am Memorial Service. Both services will give the public, ex-service personnel and those currently serving the opportunity to remember the fallen and to reflect and pay their respects to those involved in the events that took place during World War I, World War II and all conflict since that time. Special guests from the Royal Australian Navy will take part in the service. The Veterans Motorcycle Club from Canberra will also be participating in both services.

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IMAGE: The crew ready to Push Percy home

From Hilltops Councillor TONY WALLACE





ercy the Pig is now home safely in Boorowa after a seven-day trip travelling from Orange to Boorowa and covering over 200km. Last year the Pig Push travelled from Boorowa to Orange and this year they made the trip in reverse. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Percy the Pig, he is a giant pig made of steel and papier-mâché mounted on wheels. The Pig Push departed Orange last Sunday 8th April and travelled through Nashdale, Cargo, Canowindra, Cowra and Frogmore before arriving in Boorowa on the afternoon of Saturday 14th April. Each day of “the Pig Push” a different team of supporters and sponsors took on the role to push Percy the Pig up and down the many hills between Orange and Boorowa. The Pig Push aims to raise money and awareness for the Country Education Foundation (CEF). Supporters are able to “Feed the Pig” with donations from supporters along the roads and in each of the pit stops on the journey. There are also numerous sponsors who tool on sponsoring a separate day of the event and were part of the teams pushing the pig. This year (at the time of going to print) the Pig Push has raised close to $40000.

IMAGE: Enjoying a refreshments at the end of the day

The foundation is based in Orange and through community committees like the Boorowa CEF it helps country kids pursue further education. The money raised from the pig push will go towards helping those country students who have to leave home for further training or education with costs such as travelling, accommodation or tools. After completing their studies many of these students will return home to the country bringing new skills sets, higher education and more varied life experience. These attributes all help to enrichen the community and the local economy.

aced with a fairly broad option for a school creative writing task recently on “Australian Identity”, my eldest daughter (who is 16 years of age) thought firstly of the place of indigenous people in society with specific reference to their place in Australian football. The examples for this examination are fairly obvious: former St. Kilda player Nicky Winmar raising his shirt to proudly expose his dark skin and Adam Goodes with his spear throwing war dance are but two from a long list. I was very happy indeed that this concept of identity was forefront in the consciousness of a 16 year old. What else goes to Australian identity in the year 2018? The most recently available census figures indicate that half of Australia’s population is now either born overseas or had parents who were born overseas. This must impact on Australian identity and mould it in a multitude of ways. The moulding is evident in all facets of life including religion, politics, communications, customs and of course food. Our identity is a moving feast that can only continue to change and probably with an ever increasing pace. Nevertheless, some of the values and essence of identity must remain the same or there is no real identity. With this in mind, it is Anzac Day next week. Anzac Day must surely be the greatest symbol of Australian identity. Whilst Australia federated in 1901, it is argued that the national identity was forged during the First World War and specifically at the ill – fated Gallipoli campaign. Whilst it is essentially a day of mourning, it is also a day for considering who and why we are, as we are. This reflection must now include consideration of the changing notion of Australian identity. I encourage reflection next week at the day commemorating great Australian sacrifice and note details on the local events can be found at

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oung School of Music in conjunction with Harden Murrumburrah Arts Council presents Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s “Grand Western Tour”. For those concert goers not familiar with the Grand Western Tour, it is a sextet of musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music that goes on tour through much of the Central West each year under the direction of the esteemed David Miller OAM. The “Grand Western Tour” started 21 years ago as a single concert in Canowindra which has grown to become the Con’s “Grand Western Tour”. It is an eight-day series of concerts, master classes and school visits at many of the central west’s NSW towns always under the enthusiastic leadership of David Miller. This year David has excelled himself by bringing to Harden a diverse range of instrumentalists including a harp, bassoon, oboe, clarinet, flute and piano. They are bringing with them 32 major and smaller works from

which they will choose the night’s program. As always, the artists have already gained extensive concert experience much of it overseas with internationally famous music organization in Europe and America. This concert will be inspirational and for the modest cost of $15, the people of Harden and district can enjoy these outstanding young musicians. Do not miss this once a year opportunity to hear the finest our young musicians have to offer. The concert is at the Old Murrumburrah Courthouse on Thursday, May 3rd, at 6.30pm – 8.30pm. A larger than usual audience is expected for the concert and, as is the custom for the GWT concerts, where possible, you are requested to book your seats via Eventbrite link here https://www. or through the Young Regional School of Music office on 63825735.

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Murrumbidgee and Western



ember for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is thrilled at the results of the latest immunisation statistics, reporting the Murrumbidgee and Western Primary Health Networks (PHN) boast some of the best immunisation rates in the country. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest report, Immunisation rates for children 2016-2017, measures immunisation coverage by PHN and postcode. Murrumbidgee again achieved the highest coverage in Australia for oneyear-old children and Western achieved the highest immunisation coverage in Australia for five-year-old children. “Parents and kids in the Cootamundra electorate are leading the nation, taking that little sting in their stride and helping reduce the spread of disease,” Ms Cooke said. “These impressive rates are the direct result of our local strategies such as working with GPs and families to arrange catch-up vaccination of overdue children,” Ms Cooke said. “In Murrumbidgee more than 96.2 per cent of our one-year-old children are fully immunised, the highest rate in all of Australia.

Western took out the top spot for five-yearolds, with 96 per cent coverage.”

The results for one and five-year-olds in both networks are above the national target of 95 per cent. The chart-topping results contributed to a strong statewide performance: across NSW almost 200 postcode areas have coverage above 95 per cent at five years of age. Ms Cooke said the region’s immunisation rates may further improve due to new NSW Government laws that came in on January 1, preventing parents who object to vaccination from enrolling their children in preschools and early childhood centres. The NSW Government committed $22.75 million in 2017-18 for immunisation programs, including $1.75 million for an immunisation campaign which will kick off in April and $3.5 million for free flu shots for children aged from six months to five years old. “Protecting children from potentially deadly diseases is a key priority for our networks and we will continue to focus on boosting immunity coverage in our community, particularly as we head into winter,” Ms Cooke said.

IMAGE: L to R: Janice Ward, Lyn Freudenstein, Stuart Freudenstein, Helen Sell and staff of ED at Young District Hospital standing behind the new Trauma bed.


he Lions Club of Young recently made a generous donation of approximately $7000 to the Young District Hospital Auxiliary who were able to purchase a special trauma bed/trolley for the Young Hospital Emergency Department. The trauma bed/trolley is designed to give knee support and relief to patients with severe back pain as well as other benefits. The bed is versatile for any body weight and heights. It is ideal for short people, the overweight and immobile elderly patients as the bed can be lowered all the way to the ground. On Friday, 13 April, Lions President, Stuart Freudenstein and Secretary, Helen Sell met with Hospital Auxiliary President, Janice Ward and Secretary, Lyn Freudenstein in the Emergency Department of the Young District Hospital to view the trauma bed. ED Nurse, Wendy Gale, thanked both organisations for their generosity and said the hospital was very grateful for the purchase of much needed equipment.

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MINERAL Makeup Blooms the Chemist is stocking Nude by Nature mineral makeup. They have a range of colours to suit all skin tones in both liquid and mineral powder foundation. Grab yourself the 10-piece brush set for $39.95 while you’re there!


Your Soul Space offers a photo rejuvenation treatment. The machine uses a red light for wrinkles, fine lines, antiageing and sun damage and a blue light is used for acne and sensitive skins. The machine kills bacteria in the skin leaving your skin nice and fresh. Head into Your Soul Space located in Marchant’s Nutritional Therapies for your treatment!


Head into Botanica Romantica in Harden for the most gorgeous range of plants. Pictured is a beautiful pink Cyclamen. They also have a great range of Turkish soaps and duck egg soaps. Or why not try out their variety of organic teas. They have beautiful products for gift ideas or if you’re in the mood to spoil yourself.

FINISHING TOUCH Final Days! The Finishing Touch closing down sale is in its final days so if you haven’t been down to grab yourself a bargain then you must! There is 50% off all home décor, furniture and art!

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Phillip Lang How long have you lived in the Hilltops region? I was born here. I’ve lived in Sydney for 20 years and moved back to Young in 2012. What do you do for work? I own Lang’s Pools and Spas in Young. What do you love most about your job? Making people happy and our customers.

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You get to go on a holiday anywhere in the world. Where would you go and who would you take with you? I’d go fishing in Darwin with whoever wants to come. What do you do in your spare time, or as a hobby?  Fish and drink beer. How do you usually start your day? Hitting the snooze button twice. What job would you be terrible at? Debt collector.


ndoor gardening is probably the most difficult of all forms of gardening as you are wanting to use plants inside and there is really no such thing as an indoor plant. The plants which do work best for indoors tend to be species which in nature naturally grow in the understorey of rainforests, shady moist environments like edges of caves or in the canopies of trees – many indoor plants are actually epiphytes – those plants which don’t need deep soil or light and they take nutrients in from the air like orchids. Then you also have some plants which nursery growers over the years have decided to try growing in hothouses or shade houses and then cultivate these species over time to be sold as indoor plants. This is the case with many of the palms and figs you find in nurseries sold as indoor plants. You need to remember with all indoor plants if you have bought the plant as an indoor plant they are not going to cope with direct sunlight on their foliage, windy conditions and/or any frost. If you wanted the plant to cope with any of these conditions, then you need to slowly move them into these locations so they can adapt.

How do you like your coffee? Latte with milk and one sugar. What makes your day? Seeing the dog still in the yard when I get home. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Go camping.

WHAT’S Hot If you’re a coffee fanatic and appreciate a good cup of coffee then you need the Lattissima coffee machine from Nespresso. Make delicious brewed coffee in the comfort of your own home. This machine can heat up water quickly in just over 25 seconds, so you can enjoy your coffee with reduced waiting time. Simply click one of this Nespresso coffee machine’s 3 beverage backlit-buttons to prepare your chosen drink with minimal hassle. For your perfect coffee, head in to Harvey Norman, Young to get the Lattissima Nespresso machine.

Are you struggling to create or build your home garden? Learn about the basic principles of landscape design for your home garden. I will discuss the factors that affect landscape design, learn how to identify the characteristics of your garden, the types of landscape materials and landscape design styles. I will then focus on some of the gardens we have created in the last 12 years.

DETAILS WHEN: Saturday 21st April 2018 from 2pm - 4pm WHERE: Anderson Ave, Young. COSTS: Tickets are $45 per person (Tickets include light refreshments). There will also be lucky door prizes. For further information and to buy tickets please contact Glenice on 0417077386 or email:

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HILLTOPS Marketplace AUTOMOTIVE Carmech Autocare European car specialists. Specialising in all mechanical and diagnostic work. Do you own any of the following vehicle manufacturers: Audi,BMW,Citroen, Jaguar, LandRover, Mercedes, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Volkswagen, Volvo. We can carry out fault finding using the latest scan tools to make sure we fix the problem right first time. Also carrying out timing belt replacements, clutches, gearboxes and all other mechanical work. Located at 2/10 Old Temora Road Call Dale on 0498091843 to discuss any of your vehicle servicing and diagnostic requirements.

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April 19

Family Games Day Line up, line up for a fun filled and old fashioned Family Games Day at Young North Public School! The Hub and LiveBetter will team up to provide a day of fun, laughter and competition for all… lucky door prizes, competitions, snacks, face painting and a great variety of family games. No cost. Phone Hilltops Community Hub for more details on 63826328. The Magic Pill FanForce brings you this screening of the documentary, the Magic Pill at 7pm at the Southern Cross Cinema, Young. Tickets must be pre-purchased online by the 5th of April at https:// Take 5 on Fridays For a decade Malcolm Dunbar was central to the musical life of Young. As Young High School music teacher he taught many locals during the 80’s and 90’s. Now Malcolm returns for a performance of his own compositions, Young Suite and Coffee at Catoni’s.12.30 – 1pm at the Young Town Library. Young & Region Farmers Markets Young & Region Farmers Markets 9am until 12pm at Anderson Park near the former railway station (Young Visitor Information Centre). BBQ and coffee available. Buy fresh straight from the producers. Local fruit, vegetables, plants, wine, honey, goats milk products and baked goods all on sale. For updates on the markets follow them on Facebook at https:// Hub’s Community Storytime School holiday fun with the Hub’s Community Storytime. Be entertained as staff read and sing their way through stories and songs for kids aged 0-10yrs. No cost – a snack is provided and all children leave with a reader to enjoy at home. Phone 63826328 to book Mad Hatters Tea Party Commencing at 11am at the Bribbaree Hall. There will be a fashion parade of vintage clothes. Competition and display of prettiest tea cosy’s, aprons or quilts made in the last 12 months. Funds raised will go to CanAssist and Macey Yerbury. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Call Jan on 63833537 or Shirley on 63833867 An Afternoon of Country Music Organised by the Cherry Capital Country Music Association. Held at the Young Services Club Auditorium from 12pm – 5pm. Cost is $5 per person (under 18yrs free). Supper available for a gold coin donation. Walk up artists are welcome, backing band available. Contact Kerry on 0412554802 for more information. Djembe Drumming Join for fortnightly drumming on Mondays. Djembe drumming is ideal for stress relief, fun and relaxation. Casual, relaxed atmosphere, no experience necessary and no age limits! All welcome, $5 per person. 10 – 11am. Bookings essential 63826328, Hilltops Community Hub, Campbell Street, Young Dementia Advisory Service This is an opportunity for carers, family members and people living with dementia to pop in, meet your dementia advisor and receive support and information about dementia in a supported environment. Pop in between 2 – 3.30pm at the Hennessy Recreational Therapy Mercy Care Centre, Young.

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In Sunday’s Pennant games the Young Grade 3 side had their first overall win for the competition when they defeated Young’s Grade 2 side 61–51. For Grade 3 Geoff DeBritt defeated Dave Quigley 16–15, Cliff Traynor defeated Russell Boyd 27–16 and Kevin Porter lost to Brian Madden 18–20. Also at Young the Grade 4 side lost to Boorowa Ex–Services 53–56 with Colin Stokell losing to Chris Grimson 17–27, Denis Rosen defeating Des Grimson 15–12 and Joe Bargwanna defeating Darryl Murphy 21–17. Young’s Grade 5 side had a bye and the Bribbaree–Young Grade 7 side lost to Stockinbingal 62–74. Saturday’s first round games in the District Singles saw Rob Anderson 31 d Mike Barber 29 and Damien Miller 31 d Brendan McAlister 30. In the second round David Ward 31 d Graham Murray 20, Peter Watts 31 d Bill Manwaring 18, Dylan McAlister 31 d John Harriott 24, Rob Anderson 31 d Bevan McAlister 28 and Damien Miller 31 d Ron Rosengreen 22. Rob McAlister and Peter Slater both won on forfeit and Russell Boyd progressed when David Quigley was unable to complete their game due to injury. In the Senior Singles the semi–finals will see

Jim White playing Bob New and Terry McDonald playing Terry Mulligan. One semi–final remains in the President’s Reserve Singles with Geoff Manwaring to play Terry Smith and the winner to play Mark Armstrong in the final. On Saturday in the Club Pairs games Stuart and James Freudenstein defeated Greg Woods and Kevin Porter 27–11 and Joe Read and Justin Nowlan defeated Milan Brankovic and Albert Carter 33–18. There was also one game in this event played on Thursday with Peter Berry and Joe Hennock defeating Tom Preston and Cliff Traynor 23–15. In the normal Thursday play Ian Gailey and Harold Anderson took out the vouchers with a margin of 10 shots. Only four players took part in Saturday’s Jackpot Bowls. The winning team of Andrew Hutchison and Steve Barnes had a margin of 16 shots and shared the $200 jackpot with Stuart and James Freudenstein. Players are advised to check for information concerning the following — ANZAC DAY bowls, President’s Day on 5th May, Two Bowl Triples Tournament on the first weekend in June. Two games in the Club Pairs are set down for Saturday – check the board for details.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES I hope everyone watched the bowls from the Commonwealth Games. We don’t often get the opportunity to watch our top players doing their thing, but there was a feast of bowls on during the games. And you know something, they play too long or too short and too wide or narrow the same as we lesser mortals do. It’s just that they can get more good shots in with their two or three bowls than we do. Really enjoyed watching the Games. COME AND TRY DAY – 1st MAY Calling all Juniors, Seniors, students, Retirees, Mums, Grandmas, Aunties, Sisters, Nieces, Mother in Laws, Friends, Women!! We want you all on the green in 1st May. Come and meet the ladies at the Young Bowling Club on Tuesday 1st May and have a go at rolling the bowls. Everyone that comes will have free coaching from the Women Bowl-

ers. We won’t make you play a game just come and practise a few ends and see how you like it. Forget everything you knew about Bowls in the old days and see how it’s played now. Wear flat shoes, we supply the bowls and the morning tea. DATES TO REMEMBER Tuesday 17 Apr – Women’s Social Bowls Thursday 19 Apr – PENNANTS – Young V Grenfell/Boorowa Sat & Sun 21 & 22 Apr – Cootamundra Country Club Mixed Triples. Tuesday 24 Apr – Women’s Social Bowls. Entries close for Club Triples. Thursday 26 Apr – PENNANTS – Young V Cootamundra Ex Services at Harden.

This Week at Tipperary Golf Club

The course had a small drink on the weekend, hope for more follow up. Tuesday’s 9 hole social taken out by Lindsay Sheather 36/19. Runner up was Nora Styles 40/26. Brad Noordhuis had two birdies. Thursday, an 18 hole stroke event was played. 1st was Nora Styles 77/50 on a C/B from Max Hall 77/50. Robert Norton had 2 birdies, Pat Hewen had 1. Gobbles – Robert 1, Jake Searle 1, Peter Bolton 1, Brad 1. Sunday saw a good roll up for the John Gallop Memorial Day. Winners of the 2 person Ambrose were Larry Stephenson and Kev Rattenbury 80 ¼ . Next best was Lindsay Sheather and Brian Wall with 51 ¾. Birdies Garry Mcgrath & Max Hardman 1, Robert Norton &Pat Hewen 1, Barry Hazelgrove & Brad 1, Laryy & Kev 3. Gobbles – Nora Jake 4, Robert & Pat 1, Garry & Max 1, Larry & Kev 3 L/D Men – Brad Noordhuis. Ladies – Kath Hiskins NTP Men – Robert. No ladies winner The raffle won by Fred Hiskins. Welcome to Fred & Kath, hope you enjoyed your day. We hope to see more of you in our comps. Sunday will be a stroke event. Happy golfing.


Cassidy & Bates Clean Up the DA Busters Multiplier Saturdays bleak skies from pending rain and smoke did not deter a good field to contest the annual foray into the 4 Ball Best Ball Multiplier. It is an interesting team format designed to test partners teamwork skills and it is only apt that a good selection of trophies were put on for the individual and the teams events held in conjunction, by our hosts Craig & Toni Filmer of DA Busters Development Assistance Service. Winners on the day and demonstrating years of teamwork where most days, both players playing at or near their handicap, should do a multiplier with a leg in the air, were Darrell Cassidy and Robert Bates. Darrell and Butch returned a highly respectable 74 points to account for joint 2nd place getters The Manwaring’s as well as Chris Hocking & Brett Johnson. Both pairs recorded 66 points and claimed balls in the ball comp as too did Toni Filmer & Craig Filmer who had 65 points. To Continue reading visit

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