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