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SERVICES INFORMATION DAY SUCCESS

What services are available to Condobolin and Lachlan Shire residents? And how do they access them? A Services Information Day was set up in the Anglican Church Hall on Thursday, 5 November to help local…


CONDOBOLIN CELEBRATES THE MELBOURNE CUP

Condobolin celebrated the Lexus VRC Melbourne Cup along with the rest of the nation on Tuesday, 3 November. However, this year crowds were not allowed at Flemington due to COVID-19. This didn’t stop local residents…


AUSTRALIA DAY NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON

Nominations for the 2020 Lachlan Shire Council Australia Day Awards are closing soon. Council is encouraging residents to nominate people who really make a difference in their communities. The Awards and nomination Certificates will be…


GUM BEND LAKE FILLING UP

Lachlan Shire Council is beginning to fill up Gum Bend Lake in Condobolin. They turned on the pump on Tuesday, 20 October which will fill the recreational facility from the Lachlan River. “This is great…


EXCITING TIMES FOR CONDOBOLIN PRESCHOOL

The Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre is excited to announce the successful recruitment of a Centre Manager and Educational Manager and appreciates the efforts of the external interview panel, comprising of industry experts, during the…


LEARNING ABOUT SNAILS

Lachlan Children Services students have developed a keen interest in science. Snails have held a particular interest for students, so they decided to find out more about them. During Science Week at the Centre, the…


STAFF CHANGES AT CPS

There have been some staff changes at Condobolin Public School. They have welcomed Mr Johnathon Manvel, who will be teaching Class 5J and Miss Jade Allingham who is teaching Class KS. Miss Kelly Seagrott continues…


REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Lachlan Shire businesses are invited to help tackle driver fatigue by registering to take part in next year’s ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme. Registrations are now open. The multi award-winning driver fatigue awareness campaign…


MINE RESTART MEANS JOBS

It’s a new start for Mineral Hill Mine and that will mean employment opportunities for locals. The mine, located 50 kilometres from Condobolin, has been given a fresh beginning by new owner Mineral Hill Ltd…


CASH FOR LACHLAN SHIRE

Lachlan Shire Council will receive more than half a million dollars under Round 7 of the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP). The grants include $258,000 for an upgrade to a section…


CABINET COMPLETE

The Condobolin RSL Sub Branch’s Display Cabinet now takes pride of place in the Condobolin RSL Club. The project was undertaken while COVID-19 closed the facility down. Condobolin RSL Sub Branch members, Condobolin RSL staff,…


CHS FOOD CREATIVITY

Condobolin High School Stage Five Food Technology undertook an Assessment Task recently. The Assessment Task was completed under the supervision of Mr Porter and Mrs Thomas


GIVING BLOOD MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The Mobile Blood Bank was in Condobolin on Wednesday, 30 September. Australia needs around 25,000 blood donations every week, especially those many people suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses. Local resident and Manager of…


MARK COULTON VISITS LCS

State Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was in town on Tuesday, 29 September. He made time to visit Lachlan Children Services where he talked with Coordinator Rachel Brook and discovered what Vacation Care children were…


COLOURFUL WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Five local primary school students have taken home prizes as the winners of the Local Government Week schools colouring-in competition. Cleo Whiley and Pippa Wainwright were the winners from Condobolin Public School, while Molly Sanson,…


VIRTUAL EXCURSION FOR CPS

On Tuesday, 15 September Condobolin Public School classes 3O, 4T and 4/5R participated in a virtual excursion. Students engaged in a role play to understand significant events that occurred upon Captain Cook’s arrival and began…


PHYSICAL CULTURE SHOWCASE

On Saturday more than 100 pre-schoolers, girls and ladies performed at the Lachlan Valley United Physical Culture Club Annual Showcase. It has been a challenging year due to COVID, and members are commended for their…


MOBILE OFFICE IN CONDOBOLIN

State Member for Barwon Roy Butler set up a Mobile Electorate Office at Western Plains Regional Development in Condobolin on Wednesday, 30 September. Residents were able to raise issues of concern with members of Roy…


A VERY SPECIAL VISIT

On Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, 23 September, the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre had Grace, Rachel, Kate and John from Royal Far West conducting the Developmental Screening Programs for three to five year olds…


EXCELLENCE RECOGNISED

The inaugural Condobolin Business Awards were an outstanding success. John Shillito was MC for the evening and praised the resilience of Condobolin business after a horror couple of years of drought, bushfires and COVID-19. He…



NEW COP ON THE CONDOBOLIN BEAT

Constable Dean Reid has joined the ranks at the Condobolin Police Station. His first day was on Monday, 21 September and he is looking forward to working in a small rural community. Constable Reid has…


NEW GRANITE COLUMNS FOR CONDOBOLIN RSL CLUB

The Condobolin RSL Club have installed Granite Columns depicting Australia’s defence forces. The Granite Columns represent the Navy, Army, Airforce and Women’s Royal Army Corps. This is a project that has been 18 months in…


LOCAL BUSINESS SHINES

J and EM Kiss General and Precision Engineering in Condobolin has been recognised as an industry leader in employing and supporting apprentices. Skillset CEO Craig Randazzo, Skillset Manager – Workplace Programs Ben Ruddy and Skillset…


MAYOR MEDCALF RE-ELECTED

Councillor John Medcalf OAM and Councillor Paul Phillips will retain their positions as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for another 12 months. Lachlan Shire Council’s two most senior office holders were re-elected for a further one-year…


END OF AN ERA FOR RHONDA

It was the end of a hairdressing era in Condobolin, when Rhonda Shields handed over the reins of RJ’s Salon on 3 October. Rhonda has been in the hairdressing industry for over 52 years, and…


HAVE YOUR SAY ON VISITOR CENTRE DESIGNS

Now is the time to have your say on Condobolin’s proposed Visitor Centre designs. Lachlan Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the design for the Shire’s new Visitor Information Centre. The centre is to…


QUOTA TROPHY RETURNED

The Condobolin Quota Club President’s Award for Community Service has been returned to the local resident Rohini Dwyer, who donated it. Former Condobolin Quota member Ros L’Estrange handed the trophy back on Thursday, 24 September,…


POSTIE BIKES TO PASS THROUGH

There are still hopes that the Late Mail Postie Bike Ride will hit the road in 2020. The event has plotted a new route which includes Condobolin, after the COVID-19 pandemic ruled out Echuca in…


SHOWING GENEROSITY

Cancer has a major effect on local communities like Condobolin. This is why the Reardon family has chosen to raise money for Condobolin CanAssist this harvest season. They own a progressive contracting business, based in…