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Works on Wollar Road

posted Feb 4, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

Mid-Western Regional Council will commence safety upgrades to a 10-kilometre section of Wollar Road after securing $3.5 million in grant funding through the NSW Government.

 

 

The three-year project will include road widening, pavement upgrades and further safety improvements to Wollar Road between Cooyal and Cumbo within the Munghorn Gap National Park.

 

 

General Manager Brad Cam says Council is committed to improving road safety across the region, saying that last year Council completed 25 kilometres in improvement works to the eastern areas of Wollar Road and we are now moving onto the Munghorn section.

 

 

He says that sadly, this section of road has seen numerous traffic incidents in recent years, including motor vehicle fatalities.

 

 

As part of the widening works, tree and vegetation clearing will be undertaken within the road reserve, those works are expected to take approximately three weeks.

 

Great News for Doctors in the region

posted Feb 4, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

The Wait to see a Doctor in Mudgee will be cut with the announcement of several news doctors due to commence work this month at both Mudgee practices.

 

Dr John Cherry & Dr Josephine Peisch will both consult at the Mudgee Medical Centre.

 

Some Mudgee residents may already be familiar with Dr Cherry, as he also spent time in the area when a medical student.

 

Meanwhile, South Mudgee Medical Centre have confirmed that they will have 3 new GP’s joining the area.

 

Dr Rebecca Devitt grew up & completed her education in Mudgee, and now will return to the area, along with her Husband Dr Tim Jones.  Also joining South Mudgee Surgery will be Dr Kate Jenkins.

 

Also as a boost for the region is the news that Dr Devitt will also be taking on obstetric patients.

 

All 5 of the new Doctors will be taking appointments from next week, with the announcement good news for the region, as many of the Mudgee GP’s can be booked out many weeks in advance.

 

Golf Day a success

posted Feb 2, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

Friday’s Moolarben Coal Celebrity Golf Classic has been another success

 

The day of golf that attracts celebrities from around the country sees funds raised for local Charites, including Pioneer House, Kanandah, Lifeskills, Men’s Shed, Masonic Lodge & the local RFS.

 

The Golf day, and evening auction made a total of $50000

 

More than $350,000 has been raised in the 9 years of the classic.

 

Moolarben Coal Celebrity Golf Classic.

posted Jan 30, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 30, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

Celebrity Golfers from across the country will join locals today at the Mudgee Golf Course for the Annual Moolarben Coal Celebrity Golf Classic.

 

This year, the famous will include former cricket captain Alan Border, Craig Johnson, Nicky Garrett, Braith Anasta, Royce Simonds, Trent Hodkinson & Luke Lewis, Steve Edge, Malcolm Johnson, Paul Gower, Jo Banning, Ray Price.

 

More than $300k has been raised in the 8 years of the event, with $80k raised alone last year by the event.

 

Council to meet today

posted Jan 30, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 30, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

The Mid-Western Regional Council will meet this afternoon for the extraordinary meeting to discuss the Regent Theatre.

 

Call be Councillors Percy Thompson and Russel Holden, the meeting will be to discuss and investigate the possible purchase of the Regent Theatre.

 

A public forum will start at 2pm in the Council Chambers, with 2 speakers each for and against to address Council. After the public forum, Councillors will then debate the motion.

 

Those who cannot attend the meeting can view a live stream via councils’ website.

 

The Regent Theatre will go to auction on 6th March.

 

Man dies after collision at WIndeyer

posted Jan 23, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

A motorcyclist has died following a two-vehicle crash at Windeyer yesterday.

About 11am yesterday, emergency services were called to Windeyer Road, about 30km south of Mudgee,

following reports a motorcycle and a Holden Barina hatchback had collided at Meroo Creek bridge.

The motorcyclist, a man believed to be aged in his 60s, died at the scene.

The driver of the hatchback, a 51-year-old woman, was taken to Mudgee Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District established a crime scene with the Crash Investigation Unit investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

 

 

 

 

Progress on Mudgee Hospital

posted Jan 23, 2020, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

The new Mudgee hospital is on track for its opening later this year.

 

Media and those involved in the construction were given a tour of the progress of the facility yesterday,

with the façade now revealed.

 

Katie Babular from Heath Infrastructure spoke about the progress made and what is yet to be done.

 

State Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders paid thanks to those involved in the project including the

Builders leading the project, local contractors and hospital staff.

 

 

 

 

Charity Auction this weekend

posted Dec 15, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

A Charity auction will be held in Gulgong this weekend to help support the family of Gulgong residents whos’ grandchild was born at 26 weeks in the Philippines.

 

Organisers say that the auction is to help raise funds to continue treatment of baby Elijah, to give him a fighting chance.

 

Elijah’s grandparents are Gulgong locals, and have already used all their savings to give their grandchild a fighting chance.

 

Eastend bus services will be running a bus from Mudgee and return for $25 per seat with all proceeds being donated to Eli. Tickets can be purchased from Katrina curry hairdressing in Mudgee.

 

The auction and fun will be Saturday the 21st at Prince of Wales Hotel from 12 to 5pm.

 

Council helps educate on water restrictions

posted Dec 15, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

Residents of the Mid-Western Region will receive a flyer advising the permitted activities around Level 2 water restrictions sometime this week.

Council have Included in the flyer permitted activities under the current Level 2 water restrictions, watering times and an explanation of the Odds and Evens Watering System. The reverse of the flyer outlines permitted activities for Level 3 water restrictions, which could be triggered in the next bulk water transfer from Windamere goes ahead.

That proposed transfer of water between Windamere Dam and Burrendong Dam could occur in February next year.

Council’s General Manager Brad Cam said if the transfer does go ahead this will reduce dam levels which may trigger Council to implement Level 3 water restrictions.

He says that Whilst Council is educating residents around Level 2 restrictions, the flyer is a good opportunity to provide further information on what is involved with Level 3 restrictions.

The flyer will be delivered to all mailboxes and PO Boxes throughout the region next week. If you do not receive a flyer, please visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres in Mudgee, Rylstone or Gulgong for your copy.

More jobs for the region

posted Dec 12, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

Graymont announced today that it is restarting the Charbon lime plant in response to increased market demand.

The Company plans to immediately restart some 70,000 tonnes of quicklime capacity and 50,000 tonnes of hydrated lime capacity at Charbon to meet increased market demand.

The resumption of operations at Charbon will create approximately 15 full-time jobs at the plant and a few more at the Excelsior quarry site, while generating significant indirect economic spinoffs and employment opportunities to the benefit of local businesses and the community.

 

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