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Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Letter To The Editor

I have several dogs, cats and live stock. Over the years I have had to call on vets for various reasons. It’s no different to taking our vehicles for service or repairs. I changed to the Central Vets some years ago and was looked after by Karen Macalpine. I found her very compassionate and caring when it came to terminal action required. Like all animal lovers, we become very attached to our animals and it’s hard to let go. A vet has had many occasions when the animal is not emotionally attached to them, but is very much so to the owners. Karen has always given me comfort in these times. The service manager, Katy Oliver has a very pleasant and friendly attitude. It’s nice to know that the personal touch is there beyond the business side of the practice and not it’s just about money. Yes, vets are expensive but they do a wonderful job for us.

Regards,
Roy Adams, Cowra

Apply Now For Rural And Regional Health Career Scholarships

Communities across the region will benefit from a program that attracts healthcare workers to rural and regional NSW and supports those already providing excellent healthcare in the bush to increase their skills.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said local healthcare workers wanting to further their careers are encouraged to apply for assistance under the NSW Government’s $5 million Rural and Regional Health Career Scholarships Program.

“This is a terrific program which offers nine different scholarships that will support more than 1,100 health workers over the next four years,” Ms Cooke said. The program is also targeting new workers, with scholarships that can be used to cover the cost of travel and accommodation, childcare, technology and training fees – aimed at making it easier for students to choose to move away from the city.

NSW Health is recruiting regionally based scholarship advisors who will support applicants with career advice and help them choose the scholarships that meet their individual needs.

To apply, visit the Health Education and Training Institute https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Placements-Scholarships-Grants/scholarships-and-grants/diploma-of-nursing-rural-travel-scholarship-incentive

February 2023 Council Meeting Key Decisions

  • Council will register with Reconciliation Australia to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (Reflect) under their established framework. The Reconciliation Working Party will remain in place to guide the process and report to Council as required.

  • Council will establish a CBD Working Party toconsider options for the estalishment of a CBD Committee and report its findings and recommendations back to Council. Councillors D’Elboux, Downing, Watt, West and P Smith were appointed to the CBD Working Party.

  • Council will check Holmwood School Zone signage for compliance by TfNSW and will contact the principal of Holmwood School to seek further details of the Ministerial complaint regarding the Holmwood School Zone. Council will place traffic counters within the school zone in front of Holmwood School to collect relevant data.

  • Council received and noted the information provided on the projects to be nominated to the ‘Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery’ additional $1M grant program.

New district boundaries in effect for 2023 NSW State election

New electoral district boundaries have come into effect for the electoral districts of of Albury, Murray, Goulburn, Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga. Changes made with the 2021 redistribution of NSW electoral districts commence with the 2023 NSW State election.

The changes affect approximately 3,000 voters in the Far West and Riverina-Murray districts and more than 770,000 people across NSW.

NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt said where changes to electoral districts have been made, some voters would now be enrolled to vote in a different district even if their address had not changed.

Mr Schmidt said changes to districts were needed as people move in and out of electoral districts and in and out of New South Wales.

Maps of all electoral districts and information about the 2021 redistribution of electoral districts are available on the NSW Electoral Commission website here: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/redistribution/about-redistribution/overview.

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