Eugowra SES volunteers honoured with long service awards

Monday 23 April 2018

BACK ROW: Central West SES Region Controller Craig Ronan (left), John Anthes, Robert O’Neill, Eugowra SES Unit Controller Greg Agustin, George Pile, Peter Barnes, Cabonne SES Local Controller Sue Condon, Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty. FRONT ROW: Joy Anthes (left), Elizabeth O’Neill, Mareea Agustin and Karen Clarke.

Nine volunteer members from the Eugowra Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service were recognised for a combined 115...

Canowindra hot air balloon festival takes off

Friday 20 April 2018

Canowindra is gearing up for its biggest ever hot air balloon festival when the 2018 Canowindra International Challenge begins tomorrow.
The Challenge runs from April 21-29, with a highlight being the Cabonne Country Balloon Glow and Night Markets next Saturday April 28 at Canowindra Showground.
The balloon glow will not only feature a spectacular fire and light show, but food wine and craft markets as well as a Neil Diamond tribute show.
Cabonne Council is proud to have been a major sponsor of the hot air balloon festival for many years and has provided $20,000 from...

ANZAC Day Services in Cabonne

Thursday 19 April 2018

Anzac Day, Wednesday, April 25, marks the 103rd anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Australians recognise April 25 as an occasion of national commemoration. Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landings at Gallipoli. Later in the day ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches throughout Australia. It is a day when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

This year's Anzac Day services will be held at the following locations:


From the Mayor's Desk

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Few people would disagree that Anzac Day is Australia’s most important anniversary, but we should remember every day the sacrifices that our service men and women have made to protect the way of life we enjoy.
Cabonne Council will be represented at Anzac Day ceremonies throughout the Shire on April 25, as well as those in Orange.
It will be a special occasion at Molong where the town’s new cenotaph will be the centrepiece of commemoration ceremonies. The new memorial replaces a smaller structure on...

Canowindra hot air balloon festival shaping as the biggest yet

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Next month’s Canowindra International Challenge hot air ballooning festival is poised to be the most successful yet, Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty said today.
Cr Beatty said the Challenge was now one of the premier tourism events in NSW and promised to be even bigger and better when it is held from 21-29 April 2018.
“Any festival that attracts thousands of people and has regularly injected more than $1 million a year into a country town’s economy is something very special,” he said.
The Mayor said Cabonne Council was proud to be a major sponsor of the festival for a number...

Molong's $1.2m multi-purpose sports complex officially opened

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Described as one of the best in the State, Molong’s new $1.2 million multi-purpose sports complex was officially opened today (Wednesday 21 March 2018) by the Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee.
Mr Gee, who represented the Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh, said the complex was the result of a partnership between the community, Cabonne Council and the Federal Government.
Driven by the Molong community, the project was funded jointly by the council and the Government.
The council spent $1 million to build the first...

Mayor welcomes competitors to NSW Sheep Dog Championships

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty has welcomed competitors from all over the State to the 2018 NSW Sheep Dog Championships at Molong.
Hosting a morning tea for competitors, volunteers and spectators today (Wednesday 21 March 2018), Cr Beatty said working dogs have become an iconic symbol of Molong, which has proudly conducted the event for many years.
“These NSW Championships showcase the best of our sheep dogs across a number of breeds, highlighting the skills of both the dogs and their handlers,” he said.
“They have also become a key feature of Molong’s events calendar, adding...

All members of public invited to tomorrow's Molong sports complex opening

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty has extended an invitation to all members of the community to attend the official opening of Molong’s new $1.2 million multi-purpose sports complex tomorrow (21 March 2018).
The opening by Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee will take place at 2pm at the complex in Betts Street. Mr Gee will represent the Federal Minister for Regional Development John McVeigh.
Cabonne Council built the $1m first stage of the facility from its own funds, while the second stage, which features state-of-the-art floodlighting, was completed courtesy of a $225,000 Federal...

13 Cabonne projects to be considered for Stronger Country Communities Funding

Friday 9 March 2018

Cabonne Council will submit 13 community projects to be considered for funding under the second round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The projects, with a total value of more than $3.6 million, range from the expansion of long day care facilities at Molong and Cudal to sporting venue upgrades, major showground improvements and the construction of shared mobility access pathways in various towns and villages.
The Council is now seeking public comment and feedback on each of the proposals before submitting its application to the Department of Premier...

Time running out to apply for Community Assistance Program grants

Thursday 8 March 2018

Community groups in Cabonne have only a week to apply for Council grants to improve the “liveability” of their areas.
Applications close on Friday 16 March 2018 for the second round of the Council's 2017-18 Community Assistance Program grants, which are designed to provide an ongoing or sustainable benefit to Cabonne communities.
In order to be eligible for the Community Assistance Program, applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation in the Cabonne Local Government Area and be undertaking a project on non-commercial facilities within the Shire....