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Archive for: October, 2013

Council welcomes planning upgrade

Horsham Rural City Council has welcomed Victorian Government planning-zone reforms. Council planning and economic development director Tony Bawden said the move was in response to community needs. “The zone reforms have simplified requirements, allowed a broader range of activities to be considered and improved the range of zones to better manage growth,” he said. “Planning […]

Rates issue at annual meeting

Ararat Rural City Ratepayers Association members will use their annual meeting  tomorrow night to outline details of a Victorian Farmers Federation rates petition. Association spokesman Frank Deutsch of Lake Bolac will present the petition, which the farmers federation will forward to Victoria’s Legislative Assembly, at the meeting at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Hall, starting at […]

Director to join exhibition tour

PHOTO EXPLORATION: Polixeni Papapetrou’s Suzie, Elvis fan at home, Melbourne, 1989, from the series Elvis Immortal, selenium toned gelatin silver photograph. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Melbourne Centre for Contemporary Photography director Naomi Cass will address guests at a presentation of a Polixeni Papapetrou exhibition in Horsham tomorrow night. The Polixeni Papapetrou: A Performative Paradox will be on exhibition at Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s Jubilee Hall in Roberts Avenue until December 15. The touring exhibition is from the Centre for Contemporary […]

Group looks for new leadership

Birchip Cropping Group is on the hunt for a new chief executive after the resignation of  David Chamberlin. Mr Chamberlin has been with the organisation for almost three years. BCG board chairman Caroline Welsh wished Mr Chamberlin the best for the future and thanked him for his efforts. She said the board would appoint an […]

Grant for young plumber

AWARD WINNER: Apprentice plumber Blair Avery accepts his grant from his boss Adrian Wade. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

First-year apprentice Blair Avery, 18, of Horsham is among 25 apprentice plumbers from across Australia to win a $1000 Rheem Plumber Apprentice Grant. The teenager, who works for Wade’s Gas and Paint, will use the money to help cover travel costs to attend trade school in Ballarat and power tools. “I tried plumbing for a […]

Council supports Walk to School

Horsham Rural City Council will work with Horsham district primary schools to promote this year’s VicHealth Walk to School month. The event encourages Victorian primary school children to walk to school during November. The council has joined forces with VicHealth and Wimmera Health Care Group to get more families involved. Horsham mayor Cr David Grimble […]

Somers’ big warm-up

A Warracknabeatles cabaret at Warracknabeal Town Hall on Friday night will celebrate the birth of British rock but the big event will open with a special homegrown talent. Warracknabeal musician Craig Somers, 33, perfecting his art in the region since he was a teenager, will warm up the sell-out crowd before Melbourne-based Rubber Soul. Somers […]

Snake warning for Ararat district residents

EMERGING: Brown snakes and tiger snakes, pictured, are more active in response to warmer weather. Picture: DEPI

An Ararat municipal officer has warned people to be aware that the arrival of warmer weather meant that potentially dangerous snakes were becoming active. Ararat Rural City Council community information officer Tim McDougall said spring weather meant people were getting outdoors and at the same time snakes were emerging from hibernation to bask in the […]

Guide Camp

e-GIRL GUIDES

Grampians Region girl guides pose for a picture during a camp at Arura at Dimboola. The 70 girls, aged between 10 and 13, also attended the 130th annual Dimboola Show and featured in the event’s Grand Parade. The guides took part in on-site circus-themed activities. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Project to engage youth

A community steering committee will oversee a 12-month communication project aimed at improving connections between Horsham Rural City Council and young people. The committee will involve eight young people from schools, a councillor and representatives from the council and Nexus youth centre. The steering committee’s role will be to provide project direction and develop a […]

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