Archive for November, 2018

  • Repair work underway: resurfacing starts on Northern Distributor Road

    Date: 2018.11.20 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    BYPASS STARTED: Downer EDI supervisor Terry McDonald near the Leeds Parade roundabout where resurfacing work has begun on the Northern Distributor Road. Photo suppliedRESURFACING work on the Northern Distributor Road started on Wednesday between Leeds Parade and Astill Drive.

    Crews started removing 15 centimetres of the existing pavement, which will be replaced with 22 centimetres of hotmix asphalt.

    Mayor John Davis said Orange City Council’s recent road funding announcement had received a positive reaction.

    “People are understandably less than happy with the damage in the surface of the bypass, but I believe they’re now pleased they can look forward to this problem being fixed,” he said.

    Infrastructure policy committee chair and councillor Glenn Taylor has urged motorists to be patient during the work.

    “In the coming weeks and months there’s going to be a lot of road works happening around Orange,” he said.

    “In this financial year, the roads budget is up to $28 million – aside from the bypass work, there are close to 40 other substantial road projects scheduled for this year ranging from short sections of road through to several blocks.”

    At least one lane will be open during work on the NDR during the day, with traffic control measures in place, and both will be open at night before a top coat is applied the following morning.

    The first section is expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting, and the majority of the total project is scheduled for this financial year.

    Council technical services director Chris Devitt said extensive testing on the bypass had shown the underlying structure of the road was in good condition and the procedure had been verified by independent pavement experts.

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  • A dapper crapper to wipe them all

    Date: 2018.11.20 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    FUNNY DUNNY: Lindsay Ragg, Bill Hirzinger, Moruya High School graduate Robert McBride and Mike Barlow with their billy cart dunny, which they will race at the Red Bull Billy Cart at Centennial Park, Sydney, on November 15.

    Billy carts are considered very Australian, but it would be hard to find one more Australian than the one built by four Eurobodalla businessmen.

    Lindsay Ragg, ofMalua Bay,and Surf Beach trio Bill Hirtzinger, Mike Barlow and Robert McBride,are entering theirunique creation, an outhouse dunny billy cart, in a Sydney billy cart event where they could win a share of$35,000.

    TheRed Bull Billy Cart will be heldon November 15.

    The machine is made even more Australian by the redback spider sitting on the toilet seat, and the redback spider outfits worn by the crew.

    “This is our ****house design,” Mr Hirtzinger says, beaming with pride.

    The four men built thebilly cart in the bowels of a storage shed at Sunshine Bay from materials including anold bed frame, plywood and trolley and bicycle wheels.

    “Nothing new went into it,” Mr Hirtzinger said.

    Despite this, the team was one ofonly 60 to be accepted into the event from 1000 applicants.

    They are not concerned with the aerodynamic and balance challenges posed by a dunny on wheels.

    “Some people think it is top heavy, butI can’t see it,” Mr McBride, a Moruya High School graduate, said.

    “We’ve had it up to 65km/h, and up on two wheels in testing, on private property of course.”

    “There’s a bit of Ben Lexcen going into it,” Mr Ragg said.

    “There is a secret weapon in the design that we can’t reveal.”

    The team is hoping there will be no police breathyliser unit set up on the Centennial Park circuit.

    “Weare drawing straws for who is going to goin it in the race, and everyone has to buy beers for them the night before,” MrMcBride said.

    The team will take inspiration from Prince of Penzance’s win in theMelbourne Cup into the event.

    “If a lady can win the Melbourne Cup on a 100-to-1 horse then a bunch of redback spiders with a toilet can win this,” Mr Barlow said.

    Already there has been a possible sign that they will.

    “I got bitten by a spider the other day,” Mr Ragg said.

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  • GALLERY: Forbes celebrates the Melbourne Cup

    Date: 2018.11.20 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    GALLERY: Forbes celebrates the Melbourne Cup Forbes Toy Library committee members Lisa Grayson, Nikki Patten, Ellen Tandy, Carmen Duffy, Fiona Dooley, Sarah Hazell, Olivia Turner, Kristy Wallace and Michelle Smith. 1115toylibrary(8)

    Jane Mattiske, Courtney Hannah and Kath Garland looked lovely at the Toy Library Melbourne Cup Luncheon. 1115toylibrary(2)

    (Back) Maureen Field, Helen Lupis, (front) Ann Mackay and Robyn Mattiske.

    Muz Easton won best headwear, Heather Mackinnon won best theme (which was shimmer and shine) and Jackie Wright won best dressed at the Toy Library Melbourne Cup luncheon. 1115toylibrary(5)

    Denise Hopkins and Cherie Stitt.

    Wendy Baker, Amy Smith, Mel Field and Olivia Turner had a great day at the Toy Library Melbourne Cup Luncheon. 1115toylibrary(16)

    Michelle Smith, Susan Chau and Judi Cannon.

    Isabelle Kerin, Katie Morrison and Karen Quade got all dressed up for the luncheon. 1115toylibrary(19)

    Margaret O’Connell and Dorelle Scott.

    Judy Kuntze, Kylie Watson, Bronte Watson, Tes Hodges and Karen Betland.

    (Back) Fay Coker, Caroline Neilson, Denise Jelbart, Pam Hodges, Jan Downey, Lyn Henley, (front) Nancye Roberts, Jenny Currey, Dawn Rout and Toddy Doyle had fun at the luncheon. 1115melbournecup(11)

    Karen Betland, Denise Howell, Louise Allen and Sue Muirhead.

    Karen Betland won best dressed at the Services Club luncheon. 1115melbournecup(2)

    Pauline Rankmore and Helen O’Neill.

    Bev Parsons and her sisters Judy Ralphs (from Chatswood) and Jan Donlan (from Albury).

    Maree Harpley (from Young), Lorraine Neilsen, Pauline Cracknell and Ros Rennick had a great time at Forbes Services Memorial Club’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon. 1115melbournecup(4)

    Dawn Dukes and Molly Neilsen.

    Janet Stewart, Jennifer Purdie, Elvy Quirk and Joyce Morrison were looking lovely at the Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Forbes Services Memorial Club. 1115melbournecup(7)

    Hazell Girot with Colleen Clifton who won best hat. 1115melbournecup(9)

    Katrina Brown, Narelle Brown, Pat Stonham, Sandra Skinner, Wilma Hepburn, Jean Hein, Betty Rees, Doreen Whitworth, Maryanne Jarick. (Front) – Beryl O’Neill, Glad Brenner and Phyllis Hurkett.

    Sarah White and Steve Karaitiana.

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  • A blank canvas awaits visual arts students

    Date: 2018.11.20 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    THAT’S IT: MacKillop College students Olive Lockett, Claudia McLaren and Brooke Weekes talk over their visual arts exam with their teacher Kim Lawson. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 110415cmackhscFourteen visual arts students from MacKillop College breathed a huge sigh of relief yesterday as they walked out of the final HSC exam for 2015.

    It was a particular relief for an exhausted Olive Lockett, who had exams on each of the last three days of the three-week exam period.

    Yesterday’s visual arts exam was 50 per cent of the students’ overall mark. The other 50 per cent came from their major artwork, which was marked two weeks ago.

    Visual arts teacher Kim Lawson said while she is pleased the exams are behind her students, she is about to start HSC preparations all over again with her Year 11 class.

    Student Claudia McLaren felt they had been well-prepared by their teacher.

    “It was one of my easiest exams, but I’m glad we are finished,” she said.

    Claudia, who did three paintings for herpractical work, said she will now move to Queensland for a gap year.

    Brooke Weekes, who created a multi-media work for her practical component, felt she went in to the exam a little unprepared, though she was happier with her practical part.

    “I felt maybe I should have studied more, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought,” she said.

    Brooke wants to go into policing and intends to study through TAFE or CSU if she is accepted.

    Olive, who did miniature illustrations of the historic buildings of Bathurst for her major work, is hoping to gain early entry to study advertising at CSU.

    “I’m very, very glad the exams are over,” she said.

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  • Major upgrades to the region’s roads

    Date: 2018.11.20 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    Construction is continuing on the Barry Way in a bid to make the road and intersection with the Snowy River Way safer.CONSTRUCTION has commenced on two of the region’s major roads with motorists being advised by Snowy River Shire Council that delays will be experienced throughout the month.

    The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) is also continuing with work on the Dalgety Bridge with night time activities still ongoing.

    The RMS has contracted council to undertake overlay works on the Kosciuszko Road, approximately four kilometres south of the intersection with Snowy Mountains Highway.

    The total length of road to be addressed is 1.8km and work will be undertaken in two sections of 900 metre lots to minimise traffic delays.

    Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting.

    Work hours are between 7am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, however works may also be performed on a Saturday in the event of inclement weather.

    The intersection of the Snowy River Way and Barry Way is being upgraded to address serious safety concerns by replacing a major culvert across Cobbin Creek, minor re-alignment of the road to improve visibility, improved lighting and to provide a suitable left and right turning lanes from the Barry Way onto the Snowy River Way. Traffic will be subject to traffic lights during the following:

    Stage 1 – October to 20 December 2015:

    Removal of invasive Willow TreesInstallation of bypass track in preparation for culvert replacementCulvert replacement and reconstructionShoulder construction along Snowy River Way to Station Resort turning circleBarry Way shoulder constructionStage 2 – 11 January – 29 February 2016:

    200mm overlaySealConcerns relating to the Dalgety Bridge project are requested to be addressed through the RMS project manager (Matt Zelinski on 0412 270 826) or the RMS Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Officer (Lindy Alston on 0418 403 584).

    Concerns relating to either the Main Road 286 work or Barry Way/Snowy River Way Intersection work are requested to be addressed through Councils Manager of

    Operations on (02) 6451 1007 or 0408 692624.