Temporary Closure of Canowindra Library Saturday 27 May 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

Council wishes to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances the Canowindra Library will not be open to the public on Saturday 27 May 2017.
The library will be opened for normal trading hours again on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Cabonne representatives to meet Premier and senior ministers

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper, Deputy Mayor Kevin Walker and Acting General Manager Stephen Harding will meet with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and State Ministers in Sydney tomorrow (Thursday 25 May 2017).
The Cabonne contingent will join members of the Centroc regional council organisation at Parliament House to raise local and regional issues with the State Government.
“Roads, jobs, infrastructure, tourism, health, planning, transport and Local Government reform are all on the agenda,” Cr Gosper said.
“We’ll be re-enforcing the message that our communities are not only...

Compensatory tree plantings to protect new $1m sports complex

Wednesday 24 May 2017

A number of trees near Molong’s new multi-purpose sporting complex will be removed and replaced with a different species to prevent damage to the field’s synthetic surface.
Cabonne Council will undertake compensatory plantings to protect the community’s $1 million investment in the new complex which provides a state of the art synthetic field for hockey, soccer, tennis and netball.
Sap, leaves and droppings from birds nesting in the nearby trees have the potential to cause serious damage to the new surface.
The first stage of the new complex is almost complete, with...

Daroo Awards to showcase best businesses in Cabonne

Tuesday 23 May 2017

The quality and diversity of businesses in Cabonne Shire will be showcased by the 2017 Cabonne Daroo Business Awards which were launched today (Tuesday 23 April 2017).
Acknowledged as one of the major events on the regional business calendar and a model for business awards in rural Australia, the Daroos recognise the achievements and contributions of Cabonne businesses and their employees.
The coveted Best Business in Cabonne and 17 other category winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Yeoval on Friday 3 November 2017. A new category has been added to the list this year...

Part of Mount Canobolas Road to be closed for power line work on May 25

Thursday 18 May 2017

Mount Canobolas Road will be closed next Thursday (25 May 2017) at the Mountain Tea House and the intersection of Old Canobolas Road while Essential Energy undertakes work to reduce vegetation and tree limbs near power lines.

Active Trees will be carrying out the work for Essential Energy, which will put a power outage in place in the area during this time.

A detour will be in place. Any inquiries should be directed to Essential Energy on 13 23 91.


Reconstructed section of Pinnacle Road to be sealed on Monday

Friday 12 May 2017

Contractors will be sealing the recently reconstructed section of Pinnacle Road on Monday morning (15 May 2017).
Motorists travelling on this section of road on the Pinnacle side of Mt Canobolas Road to Walker Lane can expect delays while the work is being carried out.
Cabonne Council apologies for any inconvenience, however this project will provide a safer and upgraded surface.

Molong aged care units progressing rapidly

Wednesday 3 May 2017

The construction of three new aged care units at Molong, the result of an amazing community fund-raising effort, is progressing rapidly.
A project of the town’s Acacia Lodge Committee, the new complex aims to provide accommodation for those people with the most need and who may not be able to afford to enter traditional aged care facilities.
Being built at a cost of $700,000, the Edward Street units follow more than three years of negotiations and planning; fund raising by the committee and Molong Combined Pensioners and Superannuants; and support from Cabonne Council.

Don't miss opportunity to microchip your pet free of charge

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Cabonne residents will be able to take advantage of free dog and cat microchipping offered by Cabonne Council later this month.
The service will be provided on Tuesday 23 May 2017 at Molong Community Hall in Bank Street and on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the council’s Canowindra depot in Armstrong Street on the northern outskirts of the town. Both sessions will run from 10am to 1pm.
Owners will not be limited to the number of dogs or cats they can have microchipped, but must book a time slot for each animal. Pet owners must be aged 18 years or over and all dogs and cats must be on...

Free child car seat checks this month

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Free child car seat checks will be offered in eight Cabonne villages over the next three weeks.

As part of Cabonne Council's road safety initiative, the checks will inform motorists whether they have the right restraints for the size and weight of their children and whether the restraints have been installed correctly.

The checks will be provided on the following days at the following locations:

2 May 2017: Molong Long Day Care and Preschool, Riddell Street, Molong 8.30am-9am.

3 May 2017: Manildra Preschool,...

Major solar farm proposed for Molong

Monday 1 May 2017

Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper has welcomed a development application for a 100-hectare solar farm proposed for Molong.

The application has been lodged by Terrain Solar which plans to build the solar farm about three kilometres north-east of Molong, adjacent to the Transgrid electricity substation.

Once completed the solar farm will generate 62,000 MWh of electricity a year, enough to power approximately 10,650 households which is significantly more than the total within Cabonne Shire.

The electricity would be fed into the electricity grid providing renewable energy to...