Free Cuppa registrations now open

Monday 25 September 2017

Local businesses in Orange City and Cabonne Shire are now invited to register for the next phase of the successful driver fatigue awareness campaign, Free Cuppa for the Driver, which will operate from 1 March to 31 May 2018.

The scheme encourages visiting drivers to stop at participating businesses for a free cup of tea or coffee to take a break from driving long distances.

Orange City and Cabonne Shire will provide the marketing and resources while businesses provide the free tea and/or coffee.

This scheme is a win for everyone involved.  It’s a win for road safety as...

Yeoval Show holiday hinges on community comment

Thursday 21 September 2017

Yeoval businesses and residents are being asked whether they want a public holiday or local event day for the village’s annual show next year.
Cabonne Council last year asked the State Government to declare a local part-day public holiday for the show, which will be held on Tuesday 1 May 2018.
A local part-day public holiday means staff employed by local businesses are entitled to be absent from work and those who do work may be entitled to penalty rates for that period.
However, communities also have the option of seeking a local event day which does not mean employers...

Councillors begin their Local Government education

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Newly elected Cabonne councillors have spent their first day at “council school”.
Seven new councillors Peter Batten, Kevin Beatty, Jamie Jones, Paul Mullins, Cheryl Newsom, Libby Oldham and Jenny Weaver joined five members of the previous council, Ian Davison, Anthony Durkin, Marlene Nash, Greg Treavors and Kevin Walker, at a Local Government induction workshop at Molong.
The workshop covered subjects, such as revised legislation,...

Detours on Mount Canobolas Road while power poles replaced

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Detours and traffic control will be in place on  a section of Mount Canobolas Road tomorrow (Wednesday 20 September 2017) while Essential Energy undertakes work to replace power poles.

The section of the road from the Mountain Tea House to Mount Canobolas will be affected while the work is carried out between 8.30am to 4pm.

Mount Canobolas access roads reopened

Thursday 14 September 2017

Access roads to Mount Canobolas have been reopened following an inspection this morning (Thursday 14 September 2017).
The roads were closed yesterday afternoon after forecasts of overnight snowfalls.


Mount Canobolas access roads closed following snow forecast

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Access roads to Mount Canobolas have been closed this afternoon (Wednesday 13 September 2017) following forecasts of snow down to 600 metres above sea level tonight.

An inspection will be conducted at 9am tomorrow morning to determine if the roads can be reopened.

New Molong retirement units 'an amazing community partnership'

Friday 8 September 2017

The construction of three new retirement units in Molong was an amazing example of community organisations working together, Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper said when he officially opened the complex today (Friday 8 September 2017).

Built at a cost of $700,000, the units were funded by Acacia Lodge, Molong Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association and Cabonne Council. They are the result of 15 years of hard work and fund raising by Acacia Lodge and the Pensioners and Superannuants.

The Acacia Lodge Committee contributed $94,000 to the project, as well as a further $194,000...

Australia Day Nominations Now Open

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards are now open.
Australia Day celebrations will be held in Borenore/Nashdale, Canowindra, Cargo, Cudal, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra, Molong, Mullion Creek and Yeoval.
There are three categories for nominations:
•    Citizen of the Year
•    Young Citizen of the Year
•    Community Group of the Year
Nominations will be closing at 5:00pm Friday 3 November, 2017.
Nomination forms can be obtained at the counter of the Cabonne Offices in Molong, Cudal and Canowindra or by clicking the following...

Details of Polling Booths for the Council Election

Monday 4 September 2017

The council election is on this Saturday.  Pre-poll voting is available at the Molong Council Office, 101 Bank Street Molong, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday or at the Orange Region Returning Office, 125 Moulder Street Orange 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 6:00pm Friday (8 September).
A full location of the polling places available to Cabonne residents can be found below or by visiting the NSW Electoral Commission Website


Daroo Business awards voting closes soon

Thursday 31 August 2017

Cabonne residents have only a fortnight to vote online for their favourite businesses or service organisations in the 2017 Cabonne Daroo Business Awards.
Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017.
After near record nominations, customers and clients are now being asked to vote online for businesses in 14 of the 17 categories.
Three categories, Best Business in Cabonne, Employee of the Year and Apprentice Trainee of the Year, are determined by an independent judging panel.
Voting is easy process. Just go to the awards website...