The latest edition of Rural News is now available to download from our Blog.
In this edition learn about running an effective integrated rabbit control program, financial support for rural landowners, ripping to break up compacted soil prior to revegetation, the dangers of grazing too heavily following autumn rains, and how you can be involved in shaping Whittlesea’s water future.
All rural landowners in Whittlesea will receive a copy in the mail. Contact Mark Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 9217-2471) to receive a hard copy.
The City of Whittlesea is currently putting together a Community Panel for the Future of Water in Whittlesea. The Community Panel will bring together 15-20 community members with a range of backgrounds and interests, who are interested in helping to shape the future of water use in Whittlesea. As food production and land management are an essential part of our future, it would be great to have representatives with knowledge and experience in the use of water in agriculture and land management to join the panel.
Whittlesea Community Panel Dates and Times:
- Workshop 1: Wednesday 24 July, 6-9pm
- Workshop 2: Wednesday 18 September, 6-9pm
- Workshop 3: Wednesday 6 November, 6-9pm
- Workshop 4: Wednesday 5 February, 6-9pm
Location: 25 Ferres Boulevard, City of Whittlesea Civic Centre, South Morang (Fountain View Room)
A light dinner will be served at 5:30pm for each of the workshops.
Community panellists will be provided all of the information they need to make an informed decision during the workshops. Findings from the Community Panel will help shape the future strategy and action plan for water in Whittlesea.
If you are interested in joining the Whittlesea Community Panel for Water, please contact Stephanie Kuisma on 03 9217 2001 or email Stephanie.email@example.com by Friday 19 July.
Have Your say
Integrated water management is an approach that uses our water resources more creatively and efficiently to become a water sensitive, liveable and future-proofed city.
Complete our water and community priorities survey and help us create our sustainable water future.
Results from the survey will guide the design of our neighbourhoods, inform our planning decisions and improve our water management assets and practices.
Participants can enter a draw to win one of five $100 Coles vouchers. View the terms and conditions.
The survey closes at 12pm on Sunday 18 August 2019.
For more information, phone 9217 2212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whittlesea & Surrounds Blackberry Action Group (W&SBAG)
‘Demonstrating Effective Blackberry Control Techniques’
Date: Saturday 6th October- 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Eden Park
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Drone spraying demonstration– Advanced UAV
Mulcher demonstration– Indigenous Design Environmental Services
Demonstrating the use of a spray rig– Chris Coburn –W&SBAG project officer
Information on current weed programs
RSVP by the 3rd October. Essential for location and catering purposes.
Contact Barton Roberts 0409 332 258 / email@example.com
The City of Whittlesea’s Green Connected Active and Landcare programs are bringing you a two-day, accredited Farm Chemical Users Course. The course is heavily subsidised at just $30 for both days (fully catered), usually costing around $250.
Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh or learn new skills in Integrated Pest Management, including safe and effective herbicide application. Topics covered include:
- Pest plant and animal identification and control methods
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- label interpretation, chemical modes of action
- animal health and welfare
- chemical preparation, storage, transport, disposal and spill clean-up
- Effective application including nozzle selection and calibration of spray equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Legislation, regulations and industry standards
- 1080 endorsement (optional at no extra charge)
For full details and to register, open the course flier HERE
The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are running a subsidised Farm Chemical Users Course in February. The course runs over two Sundays and includes a 1080 endorsement. For course details see flier below.