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Upper Yarra

22 Tuesday, 5 September, 2017

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The art of unity Fourteen inspiring women artists of the Upper Yarra Valley were celebrated and showcased at the launch on Friday, 1 September at Arts Centre - Warburton, of the book ‘From This Place’, and the exhibition of the same name. Warburton photographer Angela Rivas and writer Lindy Schneider (left) collaborated to create the book and exhibition of photographs and words that provide profound insights into the artists’ lives and what inspires them and their work. The women’s philosophy that “community and art don’t exist without one another” was highlighted in the generous support for the project, including 146 people who supported a Pozzible crowd-funding campaign, Yarra Ranges Council and Warburton Bendigo Bank. See the full story, and photos, on page 8. 172451 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY

Airing their view By Kath Gannaway It’s one of the ironies of a local law that, generally, it doesn’t affect someone, until it affects them. As Yarra Ranges Council calls for

feedback on a review of the Open Air Burning Law there is also the opportunity for residents to have a say on existing local laws covering what residents, and visitors, can, can’t and shouldn’t do. The council’s health and local laws

executive officer Peter Wright said the review was triggered by the looming expiry of the Open Air Burning Law (2008). It’s the last law to be reviewed as part of the council’s overall review of

local laws that cover topics as diverse as a crowing roosters and roadside trading to nature strips, scare guns, caravans, abandoned vehicles, and more. The council has compiled a top 10 list of complaints and open air burn-

ing is the burning issue with 1609 ‘customer requests’ around smoke nuisance, fire risk and potential breaches of the existing law between 2013 and 2017. Continued to page 3


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