Constitution Change Meeting
The Canowindra Business Corporation and Progress Association management committee has requested a special general meeting to address:
1. The association has been working to progress business and community, but our legal entity name doesn’t align with our current activities.
2. Simplifying the governance of the association by modifying the current model constitution.
This meeting is on Wednesday October 20 at 7pm at Canowindra Services Club.
Reminder of Community Strategic Plan session
Cabonne Council is hosting a virtual discussion forum strictly for Canowindra residents in regards to its Community Strategic Plan (CSP) on October 13 from 6pm – 8pm. Register for the information session on the council’s website via its menu.
The plan sits in a suite of documents, known as Integrated Planning and Reporting, and guides Council on what should be delivered in order to achieve the CSP outcomes.
It’ll consider the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges that will mould our values as a town as part of the shire. The final plan will set the direction for Cabonne by helping to determine what is most important to community, as well as assist local and state governments understand spending priorities. It will aid stakeholders, such as Council, and State Government to and grant applications.
The finished document is set to assist with funding for community development projects to give residents the opportunity to have a say on the future direction of progress in Canowindra.
Urgent call for on-farm quarantine
NSW Farmers has joined the National Farmers Federation (NFF) in calling for on-farm quarantine arrangements to alleviate ur-gent worker shortages.
In New South Wales, mandatory hotel quarantine is creating a bottleneck the agriculture sector cannot afford to face as it scrambles to get workers to farms in time for summer harvests.
The proposal from the lead farming organisations is for a limited pilot of on-farm quarantine for 200 agricultural workers from low-risk countries, to begin once 70 per cent of the adult population is vaccinated. If successful, the pilot could be rolled out state or nation-wide.
With the majority of NSW residents now vaccinated, and the nation learning to live with COVID, NSW Farmers and the NFF believe a streamlined on-farm model can be delivered at substantially less than the cost of hotel quarantine while effectively managing COVID risk.