Parks chief will walk Grampians Peak Trail

HONOURED: Bradley Fauteux will meet with Parks Victoria staff in Halls Gap before walking part of the Grampians Peak Trail. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
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NEW Parks Victoria chief executive Bradley Fauteux will visit Halls Gap and the Grampians on Monday as part of a whirlwind tour of western and southern areas of the state.

Mr Fauteux will meet with Parks Victoria staff in Halls Gap about midday before walking part of the Grampians Peak Trail.

Mr Fauteux is the former managing director of Ontario Parks and a former chair and board member at the Canadian Parks Council.

He has extensive experience in park management, environmental issues and stakeholder relations andhas also developed and implemented digital technologies which have played a vital role in transforming the communication of park experiences for Ontarian park users.

Mr Fauteux is a champion of the Healthy Parks Healthy People approach to park management, which originated in Victoria and has since been adopted around the world.

“I have been blessed to serve as a leader in the public service for the last 13 years and I am honoured to continue that service in the great state of Victoria as the chief executive of Parks Victoria,” he said.

“The opportunity to work alongside such a passionate and dedicated group of colleagues, who are caring for the environment and combating the effects of climate change, is humbling.”

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Trio tight at top of A Grade ladder

BRIM-Kellelac-Sheep Hills, Donald and Jeffcott cannot be separated at the top of the Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association ladder.
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TON: Liam Leith, right, scored an impressive century at the weekend. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The trio of sides are all log-jammed on 36 points after round eight, which saw Donald move within striking distance and Jeffcott blow its chance of taking poll position.

Donald’s Jake Leith fired 100 not out on Saturday as his side posted 5-172 before bowling out St Arnaud for 62.

Jeffcott could have moved into first alone with a win against St Mary’s at the weekend, and looked to have it on the ropes after bowling it out for 50.

But an equally poor effort in the middle saw Jeffcott make just 44.

Birchip lost just one wicket on its way to 130, chasing down Marnoo’s total of 125.

Wycheproof-Narraport took on Hopetoun, but no results were provided.

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Goulburn prison officers back at work after strike

Prison officers in Goulburn have returned to work after a 24 hour strike. Photo Darryl Fernance.Goulburn jail in lockdown: 24 hour strikePRISON officers at Goulburn have returned to work on Sunday morning following lengthy negotiations with management.
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Chairman of the Prison Officers Vocational Branch of the PSA, Steve McMahon said his union had secured undertakings that the types of decisions that sparked Saturday’s 24-hour strike would not happen again without consultation with officers.

The Union has also scored more officers inside the jail and other visible areas to address “poor behaviour” of inmates.

“After protracted discussions, management has agreed to take action and address our concerns,” Mr McMahon said.

“Some of these measures will take time but members have voted to return to work.”

In future, there will be “zero tolerance” of inmates refusing to muster and other “defiant” behaviour.

The union was satisfied with the interim measures until the longer-term issues were thrashed out.

Some 100 members and union representatives met with Corrective Services acting regional director Ian Farquhar at the jail at 8am. Before the meeting, Mr McMahon also had lengthy discussions with assistant Commissioner for Custodial Corrections, Kevin Corcoran.

He said officers were very angry at Sunday’s gathering.

“They take their roles and their safety very seriously, as we all do. Ultimately, these types of decisions undermine their authority and put their safety at risk.”

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Circular Head Show 2015pictures, photos

Circular Head Show 2015 | pictures, photos Side show alley in full force. Picture: Ed Jones.
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Woodchopping in full swing at the Circular Head Show Picture: Ed Jones.

Kade Hardy and Bronsen Sutton-Collins enjoying the traditional show food. Picture: Ed Jones.

Competition heating up with the Dog Showing at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Stanley Primary School doing a great job with their cupcakes at the Circular Head Show Picture: Ed Jones.

Family fun at the Circular Head show, (front, from left) Naite Barker, Charlotte Allen, Bentley Allen with (back, right) Danny Allen and John Barker. Picture: Ed Jones.

Sophia Hardy, 2 tries her hand at fishing at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Bill Von Stieglitz, 8, Lucas Marshal, 8, and Sienna Vons pretty happy with their showbags. Picture: Ed Jones.

Kelsey Williams, 10, with a spiny leaf insect at the animal nursery at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Cakes getting in the seasonal mood at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Circus Anywhere putting on a show at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Leon, 4, and Tarik, 2, Macdonald meeting a lamb with Zoe Newman at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Angus Webb gets up close to a lamb at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Rubee Korpershoek gets up close with some kids in the Animal Nursery at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

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All ready for NDIS roll out

Fusion Building and Maintenance ison the front foot with the early roll out of the NSW Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), bringing access to services for young people with a disability and their families in the Nepean, Blue Mountains area.
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Ready and willing: Joshua Shelley (front row and second from the right) Manager of Fusion Building and Maintenance, with his team from Fusion Building and Maintenance.

The NDIS will provide a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue the goals and aspirations of people living with a disability,including independence, involvement in community, education, employment and health and well-being. It will provide information and referrals, links to services and activities, individualized plans and where necessary, supports over a lifetime.

Fusion Building and Maintenance is registered to provide supports for NDIS across the Nepean, Blue Mountains including home modification design and construction, therapeutic supports, assistive technology specialist assessments, set up and training, personal mobility equipment, assistive products for personal care and safety.

Fusion Building andMaintenance has more than15 years experience as a provider of home modifications and maintenance services.

A social enterprise, Fusion Building andMaintenance is dedicated to developing the potential of individuals, while providing best practice in all building work.The team works together with clients in planning for and accomplishing the transformation of their home, whilst delivering a high quality product with integrity and reliability.

The newest member of the FBM team is occupational therapist, Damien Davies. Hisrole is to provide functional assessments of how people undertake the activities of daily living in their home, including showering, mobility and cooking.

All surplus income from Fusion Building and Maintenance is directed back into the community through Fusion Western Sydney, a youth and community development organisation caring for vulnerable young people and families in western Sydney.

For details call 8805 5900 or visit the website http://梧桐夜网fusionbuilding南京夜网419论坛. For more information about the NDIS services visit 梧桐夜网ndis.gov419论坛 or call 1800 800 110.

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