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Council Budget Planning

posted by 2MG Real FM   [ updated ]

Mid-Western Regional Council has commenced its budget planning for the next financial year and are currently encouraging residents to submit proposals as part of the process.


Residents can put forward Community Plan Proposals for new infrastructure, projects, activities and improvements throughout the region to be considered in the Operational Plan 2019/20.


The Operational Plan sets out the projects and activities which Council is committed to over the coming financial year, with measures, time frames, and responsibilities identified.


The plan includes Council’s Revenue Policy (Rating Model), 2019/20 proposed Fees and Charges, Capital Works program, Annual Budget and Delivery Program.


Mayor Des Kennedy says this is the community’s chance to let Council know what projects and activities they’d like to see.


Proposals can be made at or via Council’s website.


Water Safety Operation

posted by 2MG Real FM   [ updated ]

Skippers are warned not to drink while operating a vessel, to wear lifejackets, and to check their equipment before every launch, with a State-wide operation continuing until this Sunday.


Roads and Maritime Services Acting Executive Director NSW Maritime Roger Weeks says that Operation Safer will see RMS Boating Safety Officers on waterways, rivers, and dams reminding skippers of their responsibilities when operating a vessel.


He says that the primary focus during the operation will be to ensure skippers and their passengers are wearing or have easy access to life jackets which are maintained and serviced regularly.


He also says that they will be random breath testing

Kandos Rylstone Grants

posted by 2MG Real FM   [ updated ]

A Number of community projects in the Kandos/Rylstone region have received funding following a visit from Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole

Funding for the shared pathway between the two towns was one of the projects, with $15000 provided for works by the NSW Government.

A grant of $10500 for the Hunbury Golf Club for clubhouse improvements.

Australia Day

posted Jan 16, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Mid-Western Regional Council have announced that Paralympic Gold Medallist and Former World Number 1 Wheelchair Tennis Player David Hall, OAM is this region 2019 Australia Day Ambassador.


As a former professional athlete, he consistently ranked Number 1 in the world for Singles competition and his 19 Super Series Singles Titles, which is the equivalent to the able-bodied Grand Slam, with his title the most recorded by any player on the international tour.


David won gold in the Men’s Singles Competition at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.


He says that he is excited to visit the region and join in the celebrations, saying that he’s looking forward to meeting locals, having a lamington or two and celebrating the day with everybody.”



Ulan Road Delays

posted Jan 16, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Motorists are advised there may be minor traffic delays at the intersection of Ulan Road and Ulan-Wollar Road from today Wednesday 16 January whilst rehabilitation works are undertaken.

The works are being carried out under traffic control, and motorists are asked to please follow directions from Council staff.

Works are expected to take 5 weeks.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates the patience of the general public travelling through this area.



Dickerson Investigation

posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:51 AM by 2MG Real FM

Independent Candidate for Dubbo, Mathew Dickerson has rejected claims that he has circumvented expenditure prohibitions in breach of the Electoral Funding Act.

A Dubbo newspaper first ran the story, with their report saying that the NSW electoral commission would not comment on specific compliance matters.

However, Mr Dickerson says that he has been visited by the commission, and says the complaints are designed to waste his time, and the commission won't find any breaches.

While Country Labor Candidate Stephen Lawrence has called for an even playing field, telling 2MG News that he believes that spending on the election is our of control.

Gulgong Show preparations

posted Jan 15, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Preparations for the 131st Gulgong show are well underway, with the Show planned for February 15 & 16.

Louise from the show committee says that in preparation for the show, they will be holding a working been & meeting in the leadup to the show.

The show committee will also have another community stall on Friday February 1st outside IGA in Gulgong, and the show books are now available on the website or print copies for $2 at Gulgong Timber & Hardware, CRT, Gulgong Dispensary and Gulgong Arts & Crafts.


More details on the show can be found on their facebook page or the web





Tennis Clinic

posted Jan 15, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Mudgee District Tennis Club will be holding a School Holiday clinic next week for ages 5-16.


Organisers say that all abilities are welcome from absolute beginners to those who have had lessons before, with the holiday clinic running the entire week.


Clinics will be 9am until 3pm and children can choose to participate in 1, 3 or all 5 days of the clinic.


Days will include tennis skills, drills, match play, games, fitness and also includes lunch for all participants.


The clinic also marks the first of Mudgee District Tennis Club’s newly appointed coach Todd O’Kelly.


Those Interested should visit and follow the prompts to Holiday Clinic for more information.

Fire Danger Heats Up

posted Jan 15, 2019, 10:42 AM by 2MG Real FM

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is warning residents of the Mid Western Regional Council area to be aware of the increased fire danger as temperatures continue to rise.

“Storms in recent weeks have brought much needed rain to parts of the district” said District Officer Jayne Leary of the NSW RFS Cudgegong District. “However, vegetation is still very dry and the high temperatures we are experiencing will worsen this.”

“Storms also bring lightning and we have dealt with more than 30 fires in the last 2 weeks. A 3 hectare fire on Aarons Pass Road took several days to extinguish using volunteer crews supported by aircraft and a dozer. Many of the fires have been in rugged terrain and have required a lot of hard work by remote area firefighters and aircraft.

“Large, dangerous fires can also start from something simple like a spark from machinery or equipment, like grinding, welding, soldering or even slashing and mowing. We encourage you to take all precautions when conducting these activities and to postpone them to a cooler time of day if possible, District Officer Leary said.

“We also strongly encourage all residents to prepare their family and their property for bush fires. Most people have some kind of plan but you need to ask yourself whether your plan will stand up to the test of a fire:
*Does everyone in your family know what to do if a fire starts near you?
*Is your home and property prepared for a bush fire?
*Do you know the bush fire alert levels?
*Do you have information like websites, emergency details and the Fires Near Me app handy?”

Information to help you plan and prepare is available at

It is very easy on awfully hot days like we are currently experiencing to close the blinds, turn on the air conditioning and forget what is happening outside.

However, being aware of what is happening around you is a vital part of being prepared for bush fires.

For more information contact the NSW RFS in Mudgee on 6372 4434.

Holtermann Progress

posted Jan 14, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Work on the Gulgong Holtermann Project has progressed well in recent months according to committee member Bruce McGregor.

In an exclusive tour with News Editor, Craig Bassett, Bruce says that one of the key aspects of recent works has been the recycling of building materials from the former Gulgong Hospital.

He says they are now in the final stage of the design phase of the building.

The design committee is also now in the planning stage of what elements will form the displays.

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