Twelve people have been selected to make up the new Campaspe Shire Farm Advisory Committee.RENEE THOMPSON March 31, 2014 4:07am
Twelve people have been appointed to a new farming committee which will advise Campaspe Shire Council on planning matters and important agricultural issues.
Each member of council’s new Farm Advisory Committee was selected for their agricultural sector expertise, following a call for expression of interest.
Those appointed to the committee include Kyabram’s Robert Danieli, Simon Green, Nick Mioni and John Elborough, Stanhope’s Greg Fitzpatrick, Tongala’s Peter Fitzgerald, Toolleen’s Roger Kemp, Rochester’s Bruce Macague, Timmering’s Murray McDonald, Girgarre’s Duncan Rodrick, Colbinabbin’s Ashlea Tuohey and Wyuna’s Julie Young.
Campaspe planning, building and local laws spokesman Cr Adrian Weston said council was pleased the committee was now established.
‘‘All individuals on this community-based committee bring a wealth of knowledge, professional expertise and years of experience that will be invaluable in assisting council to make decisions about the future use of rural land in the shire,’’ he said.
Cr Weston said a further three people would be invited onto the group.
‘‘We envisaged we would have 15 on the committee,’’ he said.
‘‘We had 22 applications but decided to appoint 12 and keep three open.’’
One of the reasons was based on a lack of applicants in the shire’s west.
‘‘We didn’t receive any applications to the west of Rochester and it would be good if we could get representation from the western third of the shire,’’ Cr Weston said.
He said the other reason was because the committee was light on those with certain agriculture expertise.
‘‘To get a spread of skill base, it would be good to get as many representatives from different agricultural pursuits as we can,’’ he said.
‘‘We are seeking people with expertise in viticulture, intensive farming such as piggeries and new and emerging areas of agricultural production.’’
A Mitchell Starc signed Australian cricket shirt and signed bats will be up for auction tonight at St George's Rd Primary School as part of raising funds for the Hands for Help Nepal charity.
Local kayaking athletes Brea Roadley and Kayla Whinray have continued making a splash in their sport on both a national and international level.
Tatura’s St Vincent de Paul Society has made a sizeable donation to Sacred Heart School community for 2015.
Campaspe Shire council’s flagship was sinking earlier this week. Literally.
Campaspe Valley Community Centre played host to Audrey Hepburn, Little Red Riding Hood, Napoleon Dynamite and even the Titanic recently.
Jackson Gentle beats younger sibling Cooper in thrilling Parkland decider
What will it take for politicians to start taking Nagambie's case for an ambulance seriously?
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
City of Greater Bendigo is urging district residents to visit St John’s Anglican Church in Heathcote to celebrate the centenary of architect William Vahland’s death.
It was a dream start to Picola’s interleague campaign on Saturday, with the under-17 team notching up an impressive 91-point victory.
Gov’t overhauls GP incentive scheme.
There may never be a solution to the Murray-Darling Basin and managing its water — Australia’s greatest natural asset.
Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber tells The Ensign, producers should oppose the sale of the long term lease of the Port by the Andrews Government.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.