Waste Management Facilities: Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing guide- lines distributed by the Australian Government Department of Health, Cabonne Council will only be accepting payments for waste disposal via EFTPOS. These new arrangements will come into effect from 2nd June 2020 and will reflect the current council adopted fees and charges for the 2019/2020 financial year. These fees and charges are also listed upon the facility pricing signage boards located at each waste management facility. Commercial account holders will still be expected to provide load statements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Services Resume: St Edward’s Parish Masses will resume this week now that 10 people are allowed to gather. Mass will be held in Canowindra on Thursday at 9am and Sunday at 10am. In order to attend Mass you must register through the Parish Office by calling 6342 1369 from 9.30am – 12noon on Monday or Tuesday.
Need Wood for Winter?: Don’t get burnt with a hefty fine for taking firewood illegally from a Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR). Did you know you can be fined up to $5,500 for illegal activity on a TSR, including removing or destroying timber? Be smart and source your firewood from a legal source. Find out more info at www.lls.nsw.gov.au
No changes to hospital visitors as restrictions ease: Visitor restrictions continue to apply to all hospitals and multipurpose services in the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD). The current advice for visitors is: One visitor per patient at any time, Maximum of two visitors per person per day for residents in MPS facilities, All visitors undergo temperature test- ing and screening on arrival, All visitors to residents of MPS facilities must show they have received a 2020 influenza vaccine and children under the age of 18 cannot visit.
Go Dry this July: Sign up for Dry July 2020 is now open! There’s no denying that 2020 has been a year of challenges. So for this July only there is the Dry(ish) July option, which allows you to choose how long you go dry for. Choose the original 31 day challenge or the new Dry(ish) July options of 21, 14 days or nominate your own dry period. No matter how long you choose to go dry for, you will be raising vital funds for people affected by cancer. This year funds raised will go to 33 cancer organisations including Cancer Council, Leukaemia Foundation, Look Good Feel Better, McGrath Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Redkite. Sign up now at www.dryjuly.com
Good to go: The Business Council of Australia is backing a new coordinated business campaign to keep people safe as the economy starts to reopen by making sure we are all ‘good to go’. “The Good to Go campaign provides the entire business community with a coordinated voice that allows us to get three simple health messages out to our teams,’’ Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.
Good to Go encourages Australians to: Keep your distance – maintain social distancing wherever you go, Keep hygienic – wash, or sanitise, your hands every time you have been outside your home and Keep the app on – make sure you have downloaded the COVIDSafe app.
New LED Streetlights: Work to upgrade more than 738 streetlights to energy efficient technology will begin this week as part of a major energy efficiency project that will save hundreds of thousands in electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the ratepayers of Cabonne Shire Council. The switch to LED technology will reduce power usage by around 50% per year and deliver savings of up to 25% each year in maintenance and electricity costs. Cabonne Mayor, Kevin Beatty said LED streetlights consuming around 17 watts each will replace existing high-energy lights consuming between 50 and 100 watts. “Council is investing approximately $430,000 to complete the bulk upgrade, with the costs expected to be recouped within a period of 4.97 years.”