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PROJECT PROGRESSING

The $239,000 Toddler Pool replacement project in Condobolin is progressing well. However, rain and the current Covid-19 situation is causing a slowdown, according to Lachlan Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure Services Adrian Milne. “We are progressing…


REGIONAL MEDIA LEFT OUT YET AGAIN

As health authorities, councils and other partners scramble to keep on top of the latest covid outbreaks across regional NSW, the failure of their state government’s communications strategy is beginning to hit home. Governments are…


CPS KIDS CLUB PROVING VERY POPULAR

More than 50 Stage One Condobolin Public School students participated in Kids Club from Monday, 2 August to Thursday, 6 August. “Thank you to our SRC leaders who are doing a wonderful job guiding and…


GREAT FIELD OF GOLFERS

Condobolin Sports Club Golf Saturday we had a great field of 40 contest the Moncrieff Livestock and Property trophies. Thanks Box for your support. We tried a brand new game of 4b 1,2 which seemed…


CHS SPORTING AGE CHAMPIONS

The Condobolin High School Swimming Age Champions, Cross Country Age Champions and Athletics Age Champions were recognised at a Formal Assembly on 16 July. The Sports Awards were presented by Miss Jessica Borsovsky and Mr…


BOOK WEEK FUN

Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. Usually during this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week…


ENJOYING MOVEMENT CLASS

Lachlan Home and Community Care (HACC) clients enjoyed a very brief comeback to Gentle Exercise classes with personal trainer Brayden Davis and his team from Willowbend Sports Centre 2877 prior to the statewide lockdown. The…


A STORY OF RESILIENCE SHARED

Samantha Longmore shared her story of resilience, love of natural Australian fibres, mental health awareness, and creativity with Condobolin residents recently. Her “journey of a chick in a chair’ resonated and inspired many as she…


TAKING A LOOK AT CONDOBOLIN’S WALL OF FAME

Western Plains Regional Development has a ‘wall of fame’ on display in their building, commemorating Condobolin’s most successful athletes, war heroes, musicians, community workers and politicians. Shannon Noll – Singer/Songwriter Condobolin’s homegrown pop-rock singer/songwriter, Shannon…


CHS HOST A NAIDOC CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Condobolin High School held a NAIDOC Celebration Assembly on 21 July. The Acknowledgement of Country was performed by Gemma O’Bryan and Briath Sloane. This was followed by the signing of the National Anthem. A Minute’s…



NAIDOC Week

Condobolin Public School leaders Tamera Kirby, Bede Leighton and Taya Donovan lead the official opening of NAIDOC week celebrations at the educational facility on Monday, 19 July. Students welcomed Ms Amanda Coe to conduct an…


URGENT NEED TO INCREASE CAPACITY

Protecting the Lachlan Valley from major flooding during the weather events the area is currently encountering should be a high priority of the NSW government when considering the raising of the Wyangala Dam wall, according…


SAVING A LIFE

Close friends Catherine McDonald and Jessica Kiss share many things in common, including having a job at the Condo Bakery. However, on Sunday, 22 August Catherine’s cool head helped save Jessica’s life, when she went…


TESTING BEGINS

Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo have been added to the NSW Sewage Surveillance Program, with testing beginning on Monday, 23 August. This is welcome news, as the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD), confirmed the first positive…


SARAH ATTENDS GATHERING

Condobolin’s local Landcare Coordinator, Sarah Cranney, travelled to Dubbo recently (prior to current COVID-19 situation) to participate in the Inaugural NSW Landcare Program State Gathering. The focus of the gathering was Learn, Share, Connect, with…


NATIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION

Fourteen locals attended the Central West Local Land Services (CWLLS) native plant identification and management workshop held at a Condobolin property recently. The workshop gave landholders the skills and knowledge to identify native plants and tips…


A DAY OF BOWLS AND FRIENDSHIP

Condobolin Sports Club Women’s bowls Thursday 12th August was President Colleen’s Gala Day. Nine clubs travelled to Condobolin to join in a great day of bowls and friendship. Ariah Park, Lake Cargelligo, Forbes, Parkes, Temora…


HEALTHY RIVER GRANTS MAKE A SPLASH

Two community-led projects in Condobolin have received funding under the first round of the Australian Government’s Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program. S and S Beattie secured $39,017 for exclusion fencing to protect the Lachlan River and…


PAYPHONES NOW FREE

Local and national calls to standard fixed line numbers and calls to standard Australian mobiles on Telstra’s public payphones in Condobolin and across Australia are now free. According to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director…


COWAL DONATION OPENS A NEW DOOR

A Cowal donation has opened new doors for a support service in Condobolin. An Evolution Mining grant has given Central West Family Support Group (CWFSG) more open space to assist youth and families across the…


PACKS FOR MOW CLIENTS

Leading consumer goods company, Reckitt Benckiser (RB), together with Australia’s largest retailer, Woolworths, have donated 50,000 Hygiene Packs to Meals on Wheels, a not-for-profit organisation that provides essential health and wellbeing services to vulnerable, older…


LCS CELEBRATES CRAZY HAIR DAY

Lachlan Children Services held a Crazy Hair Day on Thursday, 5 August. The facility held the event to raise awareness of Cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a is a genetic condition which affects a person’s…


CATHY SHOWS SKILL TO TAKE THE TITLE

Condobolin Sports Club Women’s Bowls Wednesday 4th August, Condobolin Sports played in the Jones Trophy against Parkes Town. B Field, C Helyar and P Nicholl had a 18 all draw with M Willcockson, L Baker…


FOOTPATH CONSTRUCTION NOW UNDERWAY

Lachlan Shire Council have been working hard on improving pedestrian access in and around Officers Parade Condobolin. These areas will be enhanced as part of the NSW State Government funded Fixing Local Roads program. The…


A BUTTERFLY GARDEN FOR ST JOSEPH’S

The creation of a butterfly garden at St Joseph’s Parish School Condobolin is one of the projects funded through this year’s Central West Local Land Services Resilient Communities Small Grants program. The project will aim…


CHS LEADERSHIP TEAM RECOGNISED

The Condobolin High School Senior Student Leadership Team were presented with leadership awards by Director Educational Leadership, Mrs Karen Burke on 29 July. It was a “Well deserved acknowledgment for a group of exceptional students…


TERRYLL TAKES OUT A TOP ART HONOUR

Condoblin’s Terryll Cassidy has won the Regional Community 2021 Sims Waste to Art Competition ‘Functional Category’, where the winners were announced at the official opening at the Outback Arts Centre in Coonamble on Saturday, 17…


TERRIFIC TITANS TAKE OUT TOP SPOT

The Titans have won the 2021 Willowbend Sports Centre Indoor Netball Competition. They defeated Spinifex 37 to 31 in a hard fought contest. “Congratulations to Titans for taking out our competition on what was a…


MARVELLOUS MOSAICS

From the depths of drought can come amazingly beautiful creations. Just ask local resident Kelly Mackey. Her venture Mac_mosaics has quickly grown into a successful business, with over 7,000 social media followers and many happy…