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Coming up....

Central West Lachlan Landcare Annual General Meeting (8/11/2018)
drumMUSTER - do you have drums for collection? Let us know!
Good Governance and Strategic Planning Workshops (20-23/11/2018)
BCT - Lachlan Corridor Conservation Tender Information Sessions
Forbes Farmer's Markets (27/10/2018)
Parkes Library Exhibition: Wiradjuri Cloads & Headdresses (3 - 11/11/2018)
Jemalong Irrigation Scholarship program (closing 31/1/2019)
Farmer's Friday at Georgie's Pantry

We are regularly sharing updates on upcoming events and relevant information for landholders and the communities in the Parkes and Forbes Shires. Follow us here:
We are pleased to invite existing members, potential members and guests to our Annual General Meeting, with Guest Speaker, Matthew Burkitt. Details below. Please note that membership may be paid on the evening prior to commencement of the Annual General Meeting. For more details regarding membership, click here.
Do you have drums that you would like to clear through drumMUSTER? Let me know approximately how many drums you have (a ute/truck load estimate is fine). Email me on or ring 02 6862 4914 or text Marg on 0418 611 053 ASAP. Keep an eye on our facebook page and weekly blog for notices here.

We are thrilled to hear that the Alectown drumMUSTER site is soon ready for operation. A fantastic initiative by the community, Cr Neil Westcott and Parkes Shire Council. A welcome addition! We look forward to providing more information as their first collection draws near.


Do you manage, co-ordinate or sit on a local board or committee?
Why not come along to one of these workshops and learn ways to amplify the positive impact of your group from world renowned presenter Steven Bowman.
Governance and strategic planning can be considered boring or a 'box ticking' exercise. Over the course of the two days Steven will demystify governance and simplify strategic planning, freeing up time and providing direction for your group.

Who should attend
Registration is open to regional board and committee members, their project officers and managers from any industry, not-for-profit, community service, natural resource management agency or organisation that would like to improve their performance. With a diverse range of professionals expected, the workshops will  also provide an excellent opportunity for networking.

About Steven
Steven is a global governance and senior executive team specialist. 
His consultancy, Conscious Governance is an international, independent advisory service for non-profit boards, CEOs and Directors, providing strategic planning, board governance, leadership and risk management consulting services.

Good Governance - Tuesday 20th November 8:30 - 4:30pm
Strategic Planning - Wednesday 21st November 8:30 - 12pm

Good Governance - Thursday 22nd November 8:30 - 4:30pm
Strategic Planning - Friday 23rd November 8:30 - 12pm

Good Governance full day: $50*
Strategic Planning half day: $35*
Package deal: $70*, attend both days and save $15 (only when purchased together).

*Ticket price includes all catering.

For further details, click here.

Are you a landholder interested in conserving native vegetation on your property and earning annual payments to manage it? The Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is conducting information sessions for landholders interested in applying for the Lachlan Corridor Conservation Tender. Find out about:

  • What is the Biodiversity Conservation Trust?
  • What are Conservation Tenders?
  • Why is this being run in the Lachlan Corridor?
  • How do I know if this is for me?
  • What are the next steps if I want to take part?

Book in to one of the following information sessions:
Wednesday 31 October 2018, between 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Thursday, 1 November 2018, between 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Condobolin RSL Club 
Thursday, 1 November 2018, between 8.30am - 10.30am 
Wednesday, 14 November 2018, between 6pm - 8pm 

For more details and to book go to the BCT website here

Saturday, 27 October 2018 at Victoria Park between 8am - 12pm. Go to their facebook page here for more information.
EXHIBITION: Wiradjuri Cloaks & Headdresses
Artists: Lynette Riley & Diane Riley-McNaboe
Parkes Library, Coventry Room
Opening: 6pm, Saturday 3 November, $20
Exhibit: 4 to 11 November 2018, 9am - 5pm
Funds raised will support Rotary Australia project directed towards Indigenous people of central Australian: End Trachoma by 2020. For further information, click here.
Jemalong Irrigation has established a scholarship program to encourage rural youth to further their passions in rural and regional areas.
Applications are now being invited for the 2019 Jemalong Irrigation Rural Scholarship Program with scholarships of between $2500- $5000 available. 
Applicants must:
Be a resident of the Forbes or Lachlan Shires; Be under 25 years of age; Be an Australian Citizen; Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of regional NSW; and Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal.
There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify.
Applicants can be completing an apprenticeship, studying at TAFE or university either on campus or by distance.
Applicants must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have been accepted into the course before funds can be paid.
It is a requirement of funding to supply an acquittal at the completion of the course.
For further information including the application form please contact the Forbes Shire Council Grants Officer on 6850 2327.
Applications will close on the 31st January 2019.
The company is passionate about helping youth from across the Forbes and Lachlan Shires to reach their full potential.
They’re passionate about supporting education and skills development, supporting rural communities and young people who are passionate and committed to forging careers that will contribute to the future success of rural and regional NSW.
PICTURED: Jemalong Irrigation Chair Nick Turner encourages local rural youth to apply for the scholarship.
Georgie's Pantry are providing grocery staples, fruit and veggies at The Pantry on Friday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm at 43 Currajong Street, Parkes. Go to their facebook page here.
Have you checked out our Looking At Landcare updates lately? Find them all here...
Published in the Forbes Advocate and Parkes Champion Post each Friday.
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