Beaudesert is getting hairy for men’s health

Awareness: Beaudesert News owner Bob Christensen and Beaudesert Times journalist Tim Schaefer are participating in Movember.SOME very questionable facial hair has sproutedthroughout Beaudesert this month as the business community gets behind the Movember campaign in support of men’s health.
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For the month of November, dozens of Beaudesert businessman are growing some impressive –and very unimpressive –facial adornments to raise money and awareness about men’s mental health and prostate and testicular cancer.

Businesses are also getting behind the cause bycollecting funds or donating a share of revenue to the Movember foundation.

The Movember story began in Melbourne in 2003 as a challenge between thirty mates to see who could grow the best moustache.

Thirteen years on, Movember hasbecome a popular tradition around the world as a way to raise much-needed funds for health issues plaguing men.

Statistics showmenexperience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier, while 75 per cent of all suicides in Australia are men.

Prostate cancer rates are expected to double in the next 50 years and testicular cancer rates have doubled in the last 50.

Beaudesert News owner Susan Weymouth said she and husband Bob weresupporting the Movember campaign because issues like depression and cancer affect so many lives.

She said depression is very common among men andmore awareness iscrucial to ensure men know they are not alone and can seek help.

“Everyone knows of afamily member or acquaintance that has unfortunately taken their own life,” she said.

“It is a worldwide issue that touches some many lives locally, all too often.”

Beaudesert businesses supporting the campaign include Heits Quality Meats, Jenny’s Western Wear, Mitre 10 Beaudesert, Clarke and Turton Lawyers, Main Squeeze, Beaudesert Homebrew, Duffs Secondhand Furniture, Wrights Jewellers, Bean To, Bo Lingerie, Kalico Country, Wish Hair Studio and Everyday’s Cafe.

All participating businesses have donation boxes for people to make cash donations if they wish.

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Council scraps Roma Saleyards buyer fee

Moving on: Buyers at the Roma Saleyards are looking forward to getting back to business after the Maranoa Regional Council voted to remove the new buyer fee.A special meeting in Roma on Friday saw the Maranoa Regional Council resolve to removethe new Roma Saleyardsbuyer fee from the 2016/17 fees & charges schedule and refund those who paid in good faith.
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Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers, who brought the proposal to Council on behalf of Council as a whole, said as evidenced by the last few monthsthere had been different views within and between groups of stakeholders and their representatives.

The meeting outlined that out of the consultation to datethere were a number of key themes and matters for Council to consider going forward includinga need to provide key information about major changes and incorporatealead timefor implementation of major changes.

Council also acknowledged there were anumber of matters on the table that cloudeda robust discussion about the merits or otherwise of the fee and agreed where there was a major change proposed, Council needed to provide opportunities for broader input in addition to the input from stakeholder group representatives.

Further to removal of the fee from the 2016/17 fees & charges schedule, Council approved a number of other actions-to expand the draft prospectus/booklet on the saleyards, to separately consider the new multipurpose facility, to undertake a full review of costs, fees and charges, to formalise a detailed business plan and review the consultation framework.

Cr Chambers said the additional steps would provide valuable input into future budget deliberationsand assist in providing further information on key areas of interest to the community.

“On behalf of Council, I thank all buyers who supported the Roma Saleyards by making payment upon receipt of the invoice. We are grateful for their cooperation during a time of change,” she said.

“In a constantly changing business environmentit is critically important that we work together to ensure the Roma Saleyards remains the number one cattle selling centre in Australia – it is not something Council can achieve alone.”​

Saleyards portfolio chairperson Peter Flynn voiced his support for the proposal and said it had been a long and difficult six months for all involvedso it wasgood to have a way forward.

“There has certainly been some robust discussionbut it is important now to commence work on the specific feedback provided to us during the recent consultation and examine each of the issues on their merits,” Cr Flynn said.

Cr Flynn gave credit to Saleyards Advisory Committee members who had been in the spotlight over recent months.

“In any organisation or community groupit is always very difficult to get people to come forward and volunteer their time and experience, so we have been very fortunate to have experienced people willing to commit their time for the betterment of the Saleyards,” he said.

“I know that a lot has been said recently about the Advisory Committee and its membership, however, we need to not lose sight of the significant contribution by various members over the years.

“We recognise though that it is important to be open to new ways of consulting and gaining broader input from all stakeholdersand I look forward to the opportunities that input will bring.”

Cr Flynn said he believed the Advisory Committee would continue with a possible review of membership in coming weeks.

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Digging in

Given the elbow: Australian batsman David Warner looks to the heavens after deflecting a Kyle Abbott delivery onto his stumps at Bellerive Oval. Picture: Getty ImagesSouth African dynamo Quinton de Kock believes his side can inflict a series-clinching innings defeat despite his front-row view of Australia’s attempted fightbackin Hobart.
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A swashbuckling century from the exciting wicket-keeper batsman helped the Proteas to a commanding lead in the Second Test which the hosts clawed back to 120 runs by stumps.

Asked if he believed his team could win without having to bat again, de Kock said: “We are fairly confident but it’s not going to be easy because Australia are batting really well on that wicket.”

After bizarre dismissals of Joe Burns and David Warner, Usman Khawaja (56) and Steve Smith (18) saw Australia to stumps at 2-121.

“Usman’s batting exceptionally well and Steve Smith is always contributing. they are only two wickets down and the lead is 120 so there’s still a lot of work ahead but we are fairly confident.”

On a day when Tasmanian schoolchildren took advantage of free admission to help produce a 6283 crowd, South Africa taught their hosts a lesson in batting patience.

But Aussie quick Josh Hazlewood, who took 6-89 to limit the damage, backed his batters to take the match to a fourth innings.

“We talked about the very tough periods and saw one this afternoon when Kyle Abbott and [Kagiso] Rabada were bowling well together when it’s just about getting through and congratulations to Ussie on getting through that,” he said.

“Hopefully he scores some more runs tomorrow.

“It’s good for us to make them bowl a lot of balls. The longer we can keep them out there the better because it’s still a pretty good wicket.”

Hazlewood said the team was staying positive despite losing both openers in unfortunate circumstances.

“They were two pretty unlucky dismissals but the boys have shown some good fight digging in and a good partnership in the morning will go a long way. Those things go against you when you least want them to.”

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2016 Christmas carnival

The Grenfell Lions and Rotary Clubs advise that the date for the Combined Service Club Christmas Carnival has been set for Friday December 16, the official last day of school, commencing at 6.30pm.
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The carnival will be held in Vaughn Park – next to the Skate Park.

The Rotary Club will be cooking up a storm on the barbecue to satisfy the hungry and will have cool drinks for sale.

The Lions Club will be operating a jumping castle and their famous merry go round for the younger members of the community at a very reasonable price of just $2 per ride.

Other activities will be available on the night such as face painting by members of the THLHS Leo Club and the Hospital Auxiliary members will conduct a trading table and a raffle, the local Rural Fire Service have asked to have an information stand and will have some fun things on offer, others will be advertised as groups indicate that they will be participating.

The Lions Club will run the chocolate wheel, where hams, turkeys, chickens and Christmas cakes and puddings will be up for grabs.

Tickets to visit Santa will be available from 6.30pm from the Lions Club members for just $2 – Just look for the Santa sign under the old BBQ area. Remember to buy your ticket before Santa arrives in the big red fire engine, courtesy of the NSW Fire and Rescue – Grenfell. Each child will receive a bag of sweets from the jolly old man in red who should arrive around 7.45pm.

Santa tickets also include a can of soft drink from the Rotary Van.

The Grenfell Town and District Band will entertain the partygoers throughout the evening with Christmas Carols to add atmosphere to the evening. The SES will provide lighting for the area and for this both clubs are very appreciative

Stall holders are most welcome to attend –please phone Terry Carroll on 6343 1574 to book a spot.

The Christmas Lights/Display winners will be announced with prizes being “Why Leave Town – Grenfell Go Card” for first, second and third.

The Christmas Lights/Display for Grenfell and the country/village competition will be advertised shortly

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Bay festival a success

SUCCESS: Celebrity chef Jay Phao-Chinda, left, and Ryan Palmer from Tomaree Business Chamber. Picture: CDP Photography
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More than 15,000 people flocked to the Tastes at the Bay Food Wine and Jazz Festival in Port Stephens on November 5 and 6.

“It has been a great success with traders in the Nelson Bay CBD and marina receiving great exposure to the large crowds,” Tomaree Business Chamber presidentRyan Palmer said.

“This event is run for the local traders to increase business now and into the future. We have some wonderful businesses in the region and it was great to showcase them to the large crowds. We look forward to an even bigger and more popular event next year.”

Mr Palmer said the Progressive Jazz Cruise, which included stops at Salamander Shores and The Point Restaurant, was a sell-out while the music acts and cooking demonstrations were also well received.

Celebrity chef Jay Phao-Chinda shared her skills and knowledge, Paul Miranda from Hunter TAFE whipped up several of his decadent desserts and visitors were shown the best way to shuck Port Stephens oysters thanks to Tony Caske from Diemars Oysters in Port Stephens.

Local restaurateur Alex Carbonaro from Sienna’s Restaurant also demonstrated how to make delicious, home-made gnocchi.

Destination Port Stephens manager Danny Eather said Tastes at the Baywas an effective way to showcasethe fresh produce and abundance of seafood Port Stephens is quickly gaining a name for.

“The festival’s resounding success this year underscores the passion local culinary and tourism businesses invest into their quality product and also the way in which Nelson Bay at the heart of Port Stephens can host such major events in such a beautiful setting composed of pristine beaches, dolphin-filled waters and bushland,” he said.

Weekend awayIf you feel like a weekend away, Port Macquarie’s Cassegrain winery is launching its summer menu on December 2 at a special dining event. Seasons Cafe-Restaurant overlooking the vines is hosting a five-course degustation with matching Cassegrain new release wines. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample current vintage wines straight from the tank and barrel.Phone 6582 8320 or [email protected]南京夜网419论坛. The cost is $95 per person.

Monthly dinnerBolton St Pantry owner Zach Levien has extended a warm invitation to Herald readers to attend the next monthly dinner at his Newcastle cafe. The cost is $45 per person for an entree and main, and Bolton St Pantry’s chefs will be preparing a choice of three entrees and five mains. Wineand a desert menu willalso be available. To attend one of two dinners this week (Friday, November 18 or Saturday, November 19)phone 4048 1344.

Baking funCake Craze at Warners Bay is having an Open Day on November 26, with cake decorating demonstrations and free classes,prize draws, giveaways and specials on the day. The fun begins at 9.30am at 48A Medcalf Street, Warners Bay, and concludes at 2.30pm. Children are more than welcome.

Esca experienceA handful of tickets are still available to Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant on Saturday night (November 19)when legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez headlines A Day On The Green in the Hunter Valley, also starring Xavier Rudd,Archie Roach, Russell Morris and Mark Wilkinson. For $250 you receive a GA ticket, a four-hour beverage package, an arrival buffet, seated main and a supper buffet. Phone 4998 4666.

Burgers on moveNewy Burger Co. is shutting up shopat the Cambridge Hotel and will be moving to a site close to Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, at 459 Hunter Street. The team are busy fitting out the new premises and hope to be open soon.

Lunch optionsThree Bears Kitchen, just off Newcastle’s Hunter Street Mall, is encouraging city workers to stretch their legs and grab lunch on the go. Any meal on the menu can be packaged for take away. Phone ahead to order on4929 4477 or go to the “Hey YOU”app.

In a pickleMoorebank Private Vineyards now sells delectable condiments, made on site by Debra Moore using predominately organic, estate-grown fruits and vegetables. No flavour enhancers, artificial colours, preservatives or food additives are used. The range includesa spicy grape sauce, an orange and chardonnay spread and a country garden pickle paste. Email [email protected]南京夜网419论坛 or head along to 150 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin.

Bouncing backMurray’s Brewery is a hive of activity despite the fire that destroyed the popular destination’s cellar door and restaurant last month. This Friday, November 18, the brewery’s summer specialty, Watermelon Wheat Beer, is being made. It is brewed using about 100 fresh local watermelons which are cut up, pulped andthen added to the base wheat beer. The end product will be ready for pouring and drinking in a couple of weeks’ time (Food & Wine is told Saturday, December 3). A range of fruit beers will be poured thissummer, including a Mango Berliner Weisse, Blood Orange IPA and even a Cranberry Pilsner.

And, on November 26, a milestone in the rebuilding of Murray’swill be reached – the official opening of their new Pop Up Restaurant and Bar. A full summer menu will be offered for the first time since the fire, as well as a full beer bar and cider service. The basics, like coffee and beer scones, will return, along with additional undercover seating.

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Celebrating 18 great years

Raymond TerraceMarketPlace has extended an open invitation tothe Port Stephens communityto head down to the centre and join in onits 18th birthday celebrationson Thursday 24 November from 4pm to 8pm.
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A packed line up for the evening is in store for visitorswith meet and greets from MarkeeP, Angry Bird and Kung Fu Panda, along with a live performance by the Christmas Divas andRed Hot Specials by retailers, all set to mark the occasion.

Customers can also expect to indulge ina slice of birthday cake too.

There will bebirthday money up for grabs with the final VIP Members draw for the yearand all jackpots must be won and claimed.

Eighteen years on: Outside the current MarketPlace Raymond Terrace entrance.

Centre Manager Colleen Mulholland-Ruiz said MarketPlace Raymond Terrace had continued to evolve and develop since it first opened its doors onNovember 29, 1998. During that timeitsprimary focus hasalways been on the community through variouspartnershipswith local organisations, and its contributionto the local economy by supporting more than 680 jobs.

“We’ve seen a lot of changes here at the centre and althoughitis totally leased, it is important that we not only keep up with our customers’ expectations of modern shopping, but we continue to enhance theexperience that they have when they come here,” Ms Mulholland-Ruizsaid.

“It’s also important to us that we partner with the local community, to help to deliver positive outcomes for the people of Raymond Terrace and surrounding areas.

“We are really proud of the relationships that the centre hasdeveloped with a range of local organisations includingtheLions and Rotary clubs, NSW Police, NSW Fire & Rescue, NSW Rural Fire, local schools, the Leukaemia Foundation, the Salvation Army, Men’s Shed, Irrawang Drum Corp, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Muree Golf Club and Port Stephens Council.”

Their efforts have been rewarded, with MarketPlace Raymond Terrace recognised witha numberof awards including various Cleaning Industry Awards, a Regional Youth Services Award in 2012 for the most Youth Friendly Business, and twice voted the best Shopping Centre or Retail Precinct in Port Stephens. The centre was also presented with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for Dedication to Humanitarian Services by the Lions Club International Foundation in 2015.

MarketPlace Raymond Terrace has become central to community life in Port Stephens during the last 18 years; with the annualSanta’s Arrival event, school holiday entertainment, VIP Jackpot nights and initiatives such as the Positive Behaviour Learning programme which runs in conjunction with five local schools. The programme rewards students with a certificate and MarketPlace gift voucher for doing something rewarding within either their school or the community.

“MarketPlace is more than a place to shop. It’s a place to meet and build new friendships, a place to eat and a place to come and be entertained,” Ms Mulholland-Ruiz said.

“We’ve been there in times of fire, floods and charity and have given back thousands of dollars to the community over the last 18 years.”

“Thank you to all of our customers and the people from all the community groups, services, schools and businesses for their ongoing support.

“We look forward to continuing to build on the relationships we’ve established to support the community well into the future, and can’t wait to see what the centre will look like in another 18 years.”

Join the birthday celebrations: head down to MarketPlace Raymond Terrace, Thursday November 24 from 4pm and enjoy a great line up of entertainment.

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World events add to White Ribbon cause

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee executive officer Tricia Currie shows her support for White Ribbon Day with a cup of coffee. Picture: EMMA D’AGOSTINORELATED:
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Public art to encourage people to take action2015 Bendigo Walks Against Violence | Video, PhotosAs Americans protest the election of a leader who boasted about grabbing women by their genitals, the region prepares for White Ribbon Day.

“It is probably more important than ever in our communitiesthat we are able to articulate that it is gender equity that prevents violence against women,” said Women’s Health Loddon Mallee executive officer Tricia Currie.

“We need to change the story.”

White Ribbon Day, November 25, aims to prevent men’s violence against women.

It falls on the same date as theInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the start of theUnited Nations’ 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee executive officer Tricia Currie, City of Greater Bendigo mayor-elect Margaret O’Rourke and Bendigo TAFE’s Abhishek Awasthi have a cup of coffee to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day.

City of Greater Bendigo mayor-elect Margaret O’Rourke encouraged all residents, but especially men, to show their supportby participating in Bendigo Walks Against Violence.

The event, staged in the city’s streets and public spaces, will be one of many taking place throughout Australia on White Ribbon Day.

“The statistics around domestic violence are shocking: on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence, while domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and their children,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“One in three women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.

“This is unacceptable. It’s important that men in our community take the lead on this issue and help change attitudes towards violence and promote respectful relationships.”

Steve Abbott of the City of Greater Bendigo, Abhishek Awasthi of Bendigo TAFE, Abby Ross of Bendigo Bank, and Tricia Currie of Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, promote White Ribbon Day.

Ms Currie said its was important gender equity wasseen as everybody’s business.

Gender inequality underpins violence against women, with men the main perpetrators.

Some Bendigo cafesare using White Ribbon Day sleeves on their takeaway cups, to raise awareness for the campaign.

Nadine Parry, the co-owner of Pall Mall Cafe, jumped at the opportunity to spread the message.

“Knowing how important White Ribbon Day is, we’re only too happy to get involved,” she said.

Violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness of women aged 15 to 44 years.

The new route for the walk. Picture: WHITE RIBBON BENDIGO

New route for growing walkBendigo Walks Against Violence willtake a new route this year, as the event gains momentum in the community.

The walk will start at noon on November 25atUlumbarra Theatre and traverse Park Road to Bridge Street, nearRosalind Park.

It will continue on to Pall Mall, towards the Alexandra Fountain; travelling up Mitchell Street to Hargreaves Mall, and finishat theBendigo Library Gardens, where there will be a free barbecue and entertainment.

Between 700 and 800 people participated in last year’s walk.

The City of Greater Bendigo expects this year’s event to be even bigger.

Author J M Yates andpsychotherapist Hugh Martin will open the event by addressing the crowd.

If you are experiencing violence, phone1800 RESPECTon 1800737732.

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League’s April kick off

THE final decision of the format of the 2017 Group Three Rugby League competition is expected to be made after the Country Rugby League representative program is released.
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This should be at the East Coast Dolphins Regional meeting next Saturday or the CRL’s annual conference the following weekend.

This was determined at the group’s annual meeting held at the Wingham Services Club.

Clubs considered two draws –one from the group and the other from Port City.

“The clubs favoured Port City version,’’ Group Three chief executive Barrie Smith said.

This will involve an April 22 kickoff after Easter, with the grand final to be played on Sunday September 3. There will be two rounds of home and away games with two spare weekends.

However, Mr Smith said the draw doesn’t factor in the annual representative fixturebetween Group Two and Group Three. Group Two will host the match next year.

Mr Smith also has concerns at clash with the group’s major semi-final and the Taree Gold Cup meeting in late August. He believes this would have an impact on gate takings ifthe major semi was played in the Manning or Great Lakes area.

“The draw’s about 90 per cent in place,’’ Mr Smith said.

“But I think the clash with the Taree Cup is a problem.’’

The group’s board will meet to finalise the draw once the CRLrepresentative program has been announced.

Bridge chairman of the boardGROUP Three Rugby League now hasa chairman, two deputy chairmen and a chief executive after a new constitution was adopted at the annual meeting held at the Wingham Services Club.

The new constitution which necessitated the change in management was an initiative from the Country Rugby League.

East Coast regional manager Kevin Hill explained the new constitution to clubs at the meeting. Mr Hill also conductedthe election for the board of directors. There were nine nominees for the eight positions, with Port Macquarie’s Dave Henry and Greg Medhurst from Forster-Tuncurry tied on the same number of votes. Mr Medhurst was then successful following a secret ballot.

The board then met to elect office bearers for 2017. Former president Wayne Bridge from Wingham is the chairman with Barrie Smith (Cundletown) the chief executive. Mr Smith was previously the secretary/treasurer.

Kevin Hardy (Taree) and Geoff Kelly (Port Macquarie) are the deputy chairmen. Warren Blisset (Forster-Tuncurry) is the registrar with Warren Kimberley (Taree), Greg Medhurst (Forster-Tuncurry)and Ian Andrews (Taree) the directors.

Wingham Rugby League Club was represented by Scott Blanch (president) and Craig Martin (treasurer) at the meeting.

Wingham president Scott Blanch at the annual meeting.

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Mudgee’s Mark Hale changes TAB betting

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A group of self-confessed knockaboutsfrom Mudgee forced betting on the NSW Open to be overhauled when they started backing one of their coal minermates, 1000-1 outsider Mark Hale, to win the tournament.

The burly Hale, who missed the cut after finishing the first 36 holes at even par, will at least go down as the man who completely reshaped wagering on the event when the TAB had to change its market following the plunge.

A series of bets, including a couple of $20 wagers, forced Hale’s price into 200-1 pre tournament and fearing the massive liability the bookmaker had to quickly wind in his price at the Greg Norman-designed Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.

Hale’s mates congregate on a Facebook page designed to discuss their puntingon horse racing and when one of them posted their friend’s odds of winning the NSW Open they began a series of small wagers.

Hale was always going to struggle to make the weekend, but it didn’t stop a group of his mates following him around the fairways in Sydney’s west to lend their support.

“We all had $5 or $10 on him each-way and we got him at crazy prices and we didn’t think we would see a betting market changed like that for an amateur from country NSW,” Hale’s mate Stuart Ferguson said.

Hale’s Facebook page even boasted of having a few beers at the Clarendon Hotel after his first round in which he posted a respectable one-under 71.

It was a long way off the pace from pacesetter Adam Blyth (-16), who carded a scintillating nine-under 63 during his second round to lead by two shots in pursuit of the Kel Nagle Cup.

Queenslander Blythsquandered a four-shot lead at the NSW Open – before he had even made the turn.

And thenlike flicking the switch again hepromptly returned to the near flawless golf he had played all week to winby three shots.

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Stunning silo art trail in Out & About Spring, Wimmera & Grampians | Magazine

ON TRACK: The completed silo painting at Patchewollock. Picture: Hamish Kirkpatrick.THE excitement of the unveiling of the arton the Brim silos has continued, with the announcement of the creation of a silo art trail to be completed in 2017.
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Click to see the Out & About Wimmera and Grampians summer edition, which is out now.

Patchewollock is the latest small centreto have a mural completed on its silo and it is hoped that it will continue to draw the interested public to view it.

The initiative is the culmination of State, Federal and Local Government funding.

In all, it will see the creation of fivenew silo artworks which will border GrainCorp’s Brim Silo, a 30m high artwork which has attracted thousands of visitors to Brim each month since it waslaunched in January.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced $200,000 in Victorian Government support towards the project, which will see renowned street artists transform grain silos in six small towns.

This funding will be further supported by $250,000 Australian Government funding via the Drought Communities program.

GrainCorp will provide an additional five silos to be used as canvases for the giant murals as part of their support over the first five years of the project, which is valued at approximately $200,000.

“The Silo Art Trail is a groundbreaking project and an example of how creativity can revitalise a region and shape a new future for a community,” Minister Foley said.

“The Brim Silo put Brim on the map, bringing in thousands of tourists to the town. This new project will spread the benefits across the region and showcase why Victoria is the creative state.”

Yarriambiack Shire Mayor, Cr Ray Kingston, said he was incredibly excited about the economic opportunities the Silo Art Trail would bring to the whole region.

“But, personally, I think it’s also fantastic, and refreshing, to see our ruralcommunities recognised and celebrated in such a positive and culturally interesting way,” he said.

“I couldn’t be more grateful to the people of Brim. They took an enormous step into the unknown by grabbing a pretty strange opportunity with both hands and it put the Yarriambiack Shire Council on the map.”

BRIM TRAILBLAZER: The silo artwork at Brim has drawn thousands of visitors. Picture: Hamish Kirkpatrick.

Led by the Yarriambiack Shire Council in partnership with Melbourne street art company Juddy Roller and Creative Director Shaun Hossack, the project will see internationally renowned street artists working closely with community members to create large-scale silo artworks that refl ect, or tell a story of, the local community.

Victorian artists including Rone and Adnate will be part of the project, alongside Russian artist Julia Volchkovaand a yet to be revealed secret Australian artist.

The silo in Patchewollock, painted by street artist Fintan Magee, depicted local, Nick ‘Noodle’ Hulland.

Hulland, a local sheep and grain farmer has lived in Patchewollock his entire life.

After meeting the local, Magee chose to depict him due his connection to the agricultural aspects of the region, his heritage and standing in the community.

The remaining silos will be painted one by one in the months ahead, withthe full trail expected to be launched inmid-2017.

The complete silo trail will include locations in Brim, Patchewollock, Lascelles, Roseberry, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup.

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