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Man dies after collision at WIndeyer

posted Jan 23, 2020, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 2:32 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, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 2:32 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, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 2:32 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, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 2:32 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, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 2:32 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.

 

Regent Repossessed

posted Dec 11, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Our newsroom can reveal today that the Regent Theatre site has been repossessed from its current owners.

 

On a notice taped to the front doors of the site at 5-7 church street, it says that The Mortgagee has taken possession of the land, pursuant to their mortgage.

 

This more than likely means the Regent Theatre site will once again be on the Market.


We understand the last sale of the property was just over $1m.

 

The notice was dated the same date that developers Mod Urban withdrew from their Land and Environment court action against Mid-Western Regional Council.

 

 

 

Glen Willow Stage 2 underway

posted Dec 11, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Construction of the second stage of the Glen Willow Sporting Complex officially commenced yesterday, with Mayor of the Mid-Western Region, Des Kennedy turning the first sod alongside Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee. Mr Gee says the facility has a major impact on our region Since construction of Stage 1 in 2012, more than 160,000 spectators have attended major sporting events through to local games at Glen Willow, with a further 8,000 locals participating in sport at the venue each year.  Mr Gee and Council secured $6.95 million through the Federal Government's Building Better Region's Fund - Infrastructure Projects stream to deliver the $13.9 million project. Mayor Kennedy says the expansion will increase capacity of the complex and its ability to host more games and major carnivals. “Expansion plans include two junior rugby league playing fields, two rugby union fields, two multi-purpose fields, a junior rugby league amenities building, rugby union amenities building as well as infrastructure including car parking facilities, roads, lighting and fencing,” Cr Kennedy said. Construction of Stage 2 is expected to take approximately eight months.

Regent court action ends

posted Dec 10, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Dec 10, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

The Future development of Mudgee’s Regent theatre is unknown at this stage, after the developer’s actions against Mid-Western Regional Council was concluded last week.

Our Newsroom has been told that the parties came to an agreement outside of the court.

A spokesperson for Mid-Western Regional Council said in a written statement that the applicant agreed on the second day of the hearing to discontinue the proceedings. This means that the appeal will not continue, and has the effect that the Council’s refusal of consent to the development application stands.

We are hoping for a comment from the developer in the coming days on the matter.

 

Storms bring more fires

posted Nov 25, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

With welcome rain falling across the Mid-Western Region, it’s brings with it a two-edge sword in the form of an intense lightning storm that started a number of fires and prompted a call for residents to be on the lookout for signs of smoke or fire.

 

 

By mid-morning on Yesterday, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service brigades had attended nine trees set ablaze by lightning strikes since Sunday night.

 

 

District Officer Andrew Williams of the Cudgegong RFS says they’ve had hundreds of lightning strikes in a broad band stretching from Yarrabin to Botobolar, with even more strikes scattered across other parts of the region.

 

 

He says the fires the have attended on Sunday night and Monday morning were just the first ones that people spotted from their homes or from roads in the district, and that It’s very important for people to keep a sharp lookout for signs of smoke or unattended fire.

 

 

District Officer Williams says the rain was the proverbial “drop in a bucket” which did little to change the fact that the paddocks and bushland in our district is bone dry and poses a substantial fire threat.

Another Local Park Sale

posted Nov 24, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Nov 24, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

It’s been revealed that another Caravan park in the region has changed hands, with Ingenia’s selling off its second Mudgee Site.

 

Ingenia had previously owned both the BIG4 on Lions Drive, and the Mudgee Valley tourist park on Bell street, with the BIG4 changing hands in June.

 

Settlement on the Mudgee Valley park took place late last week, with Ingenia confirming to our newsroom the Mid-Western Regional Council has purchased the park.

 

While the sale price would not be revealed, the last time the park changed hands in 2013, it sold for $4 million dollars.

 

Late last week we asked Council what their plans for the site were, and if this would have any effect on the Riverside Caravan park, which Council also own.

 

Council would only confirm the purchase, and refused to comment on any of the other questions we asked.

 

 

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