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NRL Action in Mudgee

posted May 16, 2019, 12:55 PM by 2MG Real FM

A near capacity crowd is expected once again at Glen Willow Sunday when the St George Illawarra Dragons play host to the Newcastle Knights in the NRL round 10 clash.

Those attending the game are reminded that PITTS LANE will be closed, with parking only available at Glen Willow for those with mobility parking permits.

Other parking options are at the racecourse, or in town, with patrons able to get one of a number of free shuttle busses, or walk via the Ulan road footbridge.

Shuttle bus services will commence from 11am, with gates opening at 11.30. The Curtain raiser touch matches commence from 12 and the main game from 2pm.


Bus Details Supplied by Mid Western Regional Council.


1. Mudgee West Loop
Stops:
Nicholson Street, near pine trees
White Circle and Banjo Paterson intersection (south)
White Circle and Banjo Paterson intersection (north)
Ingenia Holiday Park, Bell Street
Cox Street, opposite West End Food Store

2. Mudgee CBD Loop
Stops:
Mudgee Tourist Office, Market Street
Mudgee High School, Perry Street (Victoria Park side)
St Matthew's Catholic School, Lewis Street

3. Mudgee Racecourse,
Ulan Road






Strong Pre Poll numbers in Mudgee

posted May 14, 2019, 12:56 PM by 2MG Real FM

Pre-Polling for this Saturday’s federal election has seen a large turnout already in Mudgee.

The Pre-Poll centre in Mudgee opened to the Public last Monday, with over 700 people casting their vote on the first day.

At the end of last week, over 3600 people had already cast their vote.

Over 6300 people cast their votes early in Mudgee in 2016, and based on the current trends, it is expected that this total will be surpassed by the end of the week.

The Pre-Poll centre remains open until Friday St Johns Anglican Church Hall from 8.30 to 6 today & Friday, and 8.30 to 5.30 tomorrow.

New Drink Driving Laws

posted May 8, 2019, 12:51 PM by 2MG Real FM

Those caught drink driving in the region will now face an automatic penalty from later this month.

NSW Roads Minister, Paul Toole says that this is part of helping reduce the road toll.

First time, low-range drink-drivers from May 20 will be slapped with an on-the-spot suspension of their licence for three months and a fine of $561.

He says that country motorist feature too high in the toll.

68 people died in alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads last year. Drug-driving resulted in a similar number of deaths.

Similar changes are also being implemented for those whose positive roadside drug test is confirmed by the laboratory.

Hospital Work Continues

posted May 7, 2019, 12:47 PM by 2MG Real FM

Locals will have noticed the start of construction works on the new hospital are well underway.

A Health Infrastructure spokesperson has told our newsroom that the redevelopment is continuing to progress with excavation works now complete.

Walls for the lower ground stairwell have been poured, services are being installed and foundation works are taking place.

Structural works will take place that will enable the pouring of the building slabs in the coming months.

The Spokesperson say that the hospital redevelopment remains on track for completion in 2020.

Mudgee Pre Poll Opens

posted May 5, 2019, 1:09 PM by 2MG Real FM

Pre-Polling in the Federal Election will officially open in Mudgee from Today.

As with the recent NSW state election, the Australian Electoral Commission are expecting a significant increase in those pre-polling prior to the official election day.

Those wishing to vote early can cast their vote at St Johns Anglican Hall in Mudgee from 8.30am this morning.

Pre-Poll times will be 8.30 to 5.30 Today to Thursday, closing at 6pm on Friday.

The Pre-Poll centre will also be open this coming Saturday 9 to 4.


Full times are:
Monday 6 May – Thursday 9 May (8:30 –17:30)
Friday 10 May (8:30 –18:00)
Saturday 11 May (9:00 –16:00)
Monday 13 May – Tuesday 14 May (8:30 –17:30)
Wednesday 15 May (8:30 –18:00)
Thursday 16 May (8:30 –17:30)
Friday 17 May (8:30 –18:00

Rescue Support

posted May 2, 2019, 1:06 PM by 2MG Real FM

It’s been announced that Yancoal have signed a new 3-year agreement to support The Westpac Rescue Helicopter, covering parts of NSW, including our local area.

The Service operates 24-7, and Yancoal already held a long-standing partnership with the Rescue Helicopter, but has agreed to extend this partnership and to increase its financial commitment in support of the Service.

The support from Yancoal is also received from its employees, who generously contribute through payroll deduction.

Chief Executive Officer of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Richard Jones OAM says the Service is extremely grateful for the extension of the partnership.

Election Posters not on trees

posted Apr 30, 2019, 3:34 PM by 2MG Real FM

One Candidate for the Federal Election has already caused controversy in the region, with volunteers place a number of Election posters on trees on Major Roads in the Mid-Western Regional Council area.

Under council’s policy in relation to election material, no posters can be places in a range of locations, including on any tree.

As of yesterday, election posters for Nationals Candidate Andrew Gee could clearly be seen on Goolma Road, Ulan Road, and the Castlereagh highway.

Mr Gee’s office has been contacted for comment, but have not replied to our requests at this stage.

Meanwhile, we have asked all other candidates for Calare if they are aware or have instructed their volunteers to not place posters on tree, and while only one had responded so far, he says that they are aware of the policies and will adhere to these policies.

Bushfire Danger Period ends

posted Apr 29, 2019, 12:55 PM by 2MG Real FM

The Bushfire danger period for the Cudgegong Fire District officially ends at Midnight tonight.

Earlier in the year, the decision was made to extend the period until the end of April because of the ongoing dry conditions.

Troy Porter from the Rural Fire Service says that even with the danger period now ending from tonight, landholders that wish to burn still need to notify the RFS and neighbours.

He says that the RFS & Neighbours require 24hours notice of any intended burns, and the Fire Control Centre can be notified by calling 63 72 44 34 during office hours.

Fatal car accident

posted Apr 25, 2019, 4:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 4:32 PM ]

A man died after his car hit a tree north-west of Mudgee yesterday morning.

Emergency services were called to McDonalds Creek, about 10km from Mudgee on the Castlereagh Highway,

after the man’s station wagon left the road and hit the tree about 6am yesterday.

 

The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

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

 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers:

1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large crowds for local ANZAC Day services

posted Apr 25, 2019, 4:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 4:32 PM ]

ANZAC Day was commemorated by locals and visitors to the region yesterday,

with the good crowds reported again for the dawn and 11am services across the area.

 

A very large crowd was in Robertson Park Mudgee at 11, and listened intently to the address by Major Geoff Jones (Retired),

who spoke about the meaning of the ANZAC spirit and how it has been carried on over the generations.

 

He also talked of the magnitude of loss in WW1 through the example of one family.

 

 

 

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