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Farm­ing for ap­pli­cants

ARE you in­ter­ested in join­ing Campaspe Shire’s farm­ing ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee?

The com­mit­tee (15 peo­ple ap­pointed for 12 months) pro­vides ad­vice to coun­cil about plan­ning mat­ters which could im­pact the agri­cul­tural sec­tor.

It does not make de­ci­sions on whether an ap­pli­ca­tion will be ap­proved or re­fused. The ad­vice it gives, how­ever, is used in the eval­u­a­tion and as­sess­ment of the ap­pli­ca­tion.

De­ci­sions are ei­ther made by the coun­cil, or by plan­ning staff as the coun­cil del­e­gate.

The terms of ref­er­ence, com­mit­tee in­for­ma­tion and ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est forms are avail- able from coun­cil’s web­site or through cus­tomer ser­vice cen­tres.

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est are now open and close on De­cem­ber 5.

Christ­mas time at Strathal­lan

STRATHAL­LAN’S Christ­mas Tree evening and meal is back again on Satur­day.

Santa will pop in to Strathal­lan Hall to dis­trib­ute gifts to young chil­dren while ladies are asked to bring a plate of sup­per to share. Pizza will be served.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able on 5482 3955.

Clean up your act

FIRE au­thor­i­ties are urg­ing ru­ral landown­ers to clean up their prop­er­ties as the sea­son fast ap­proaches.

The fire dan­ger pe­riod will come into ef­fect later this month, but with hot tem­per­a­tures and small fires al­ready here, the CFA wants res­i­dents to avoid burnoffs where pos­si­ble.

‘‘The safest way for us to keep fire out of the area is to use slash­ers or mow­ers to clean up around the prop­erty,’’ CFA North­ern Campaspe group of­fi­cer Thomas Harry said.

While work­ing with ma­chin­ery dur­ing the FDP land own­ers must have a nine-litre knap­sack or wa­ter fire ex­tin­guisher that meet Aus­tralian stan­dards.

Visit cfa.vic.gov.au up­dates on lo­cal re­stric­tions. fire for fire

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