Category: Community

Cuts to local ABC and media

The cuts to the ABC are deeply concerning, affecting their independent news reporting as well as programming, particularly children’s programming. ABC Canberra is to lose two to three positions. The ABC will cut 250 jobs – including at least two in Canberra – to help make up an $84 million budget shortfall. Hundreds of media …

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Regional growth

The experience of dealing with of COVID-19 has removed one of the most significant barriers to a substantial population shift in this country, according to the Regional Australia Institute (RAI). RAI CEO Liz Ritchie says the notion of how we work has been turned on its head and she hopes this change will see significant …

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Update on Council managed halls, centres and sporting grounds

Council managed Community Halls and centres are now available for hire and can occupy up to 20 people, or one person per 4 square metres for the entire building (not each room/area). This includes the following: •             Yass Memorial Hall (Main Hall & Kitchen annex only) •             Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds Community Hall •             Yass Community …

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Council 2019/2020 Community Grants Round 2

Ten community projects have received $28, 650 in funding under round two of Council’s 2019/2020 Community Grants Program. Murrumbateman Progress Association Inc. – $4,000 – portable grandstands for use at events. Murrumbateman Village Markets Committee – MPA Inc. – $1,650 – upgrade of interior and exterior lighting of the Recreation Ground food shed. Murrumbateman Mens …

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