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Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

Over 50 people attended the Euroa Community Cinema recently for a Sensory Friendly Screening of Duck Duck Goose [PG].

Sensory Friendly Films create a more relaxed environment where children can get up and move around, and where the lights will be turned up and the sound turned down.

This is part of Council’s efforts to remove barriers faced by families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other sensory needs when attending general screenings.

Cinema volunteer Brendan Paterson said the Sensory Friendly Screenings are a fantastic opportunity for those with an ASD to more comfortably enjoy social and recreational opportunities.

“As a dad of a 14-year old with autism and previously a teacher in a school set up solely for students with autism, I have become very aware of how limited social and recreational opportunities can be for children with autism, and especially those in which they can take part in alongside peers without autism,” Mr Paterson explained.

Mr Paterson said the Euroa Community Cinema has the advantages of being relatively quiet and very easy to access and facilities such as the kiosk and toilets that are also very accessible.

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Monday, 9 July, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council recently held a number of Community and Culture Workshops across the Strathbogie Shire to talk to the community about what culture means to them and how it can benefit residents, businesses and visitors.

Feedback from these workshops will inform a Culture Strategy, which will be the shire's road map to becoming a more vibrant, sustainable and connected community.

Manager Tourism, Arts and Culture, Claire Taylor said the workshops were highly productive and inspiring.

“The workshops generated fruitful discussions that captured well considered ideas and insights about arts and culture in the Strathbogie Shire,” Ms Taylor said.

“There is a wealth of ideas, knowledge and experience out there in our local community and we want to harness this to inform our strategy; it’s not too late to be a part of the conversation,” she said.

If you’d like to get involved, please visit www.oursay.org/strathbogie and complete the survey and/or contribute to the discussion forum.

The Strathbogie Shire OurSay platform is a new tool Council is using to consult with the community for ideas, questions and feedback in relation to projects and initiatives, as part of a concerted effort to increase community engagement.

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Friday, 6 July, 2018

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is holding an information session to talk to the Euroa community about the Tottenham to Albury Inland Rail Project.

ARTC is currently in the planning phase of the project, which will see the enhancement of existing structures and increased height clearances along the rail corridor to allow for the use of double stacked freight trains of 1,800m in length to be run on the track.

Inland Rail is a strategic investment that will:

  • Create a new direct freight link through eastern Australia
  • Connect farms, mines, cities and ports to global markets
  • Boost the economies of our regions and our nation as a whole; and
  • Deliver a freight network that will serve Australia for the next century

There are 63 sites where works need to be undertaken, and one such site is the Anderson Street Bridge in Euroa.

They are currently looking at options to modify the Anderson Street Bridge to provide the clearance required for the passage of the double-stacked container freight trains.

Strathbogie Shire Council encourages anyone living or working in Euroa and surrounding areas to come along to talk with ARTC about what this may mean for you and your community and have the opportunity to provide feedback on planning undertaken to date.

ARTC will be set up on Brock Street next to Burton’s IGA, near the corner of Binney Street on Thursday, 12 July from 10am-1pm.

Register to stay up to date about the project on ARTC’s website at inlandrail.com.au.  

You can also contact ARTC by phone on 1800 732 761 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Thursday, 5 July, 2018

Euroa agents offered 1100 cattle for their first monthly sale of the 2018-19 financial year on Wednesday 4 July.

Numbers were down 1400 from the previous sale, which was the premium end of financial year sale.

Landmark Euroa Stock Agent Rod Carnegie said the results were reflective of a typical winter sale, with the added pressures associated with low rainfall and feed to keep cattle going through the winter conditions.

“Prices for grown steers were generally at a similar rate to the previous sale, but lighter steers were up to $10-20 less than the previous market,” Mr Carnegie said.

“Generally, the cattle on offer didn’t have the level of quality as the previous feature sale and buyers were more tentative with steers under the 260kg mark.”

“Heavy heifers were quite strong, but lighter heifers were up to $50 cheaper and again, the quality wasn’t the same as the previous sale,” he explained.

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