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IMPORTANT PLANS RELEASED

Lachlan Shire Council has released two important documents which will help inform the organisation on strategic community growth going forward. Both documents – the Lachlan Local Strategic Planning Statement and the Lachlan Shire Community Participation…


WELCOME ROCHELLE

Rochelle Smith has joined the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre educator team. She has commenced as a permanent full time Childcare Educator and holds a Certificate III. Rochelle will be working in the facility’s three…


DENTAL HEALTH WEEK

Dental Health Week takes place in the first full week of August. The aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives. Lachlan Children Services…


CPS LEGO CLUB

Condobolin Public School students have found a love of Lego. They formed a Lego Club, and met in the Community Room with Miss Heidi once a week during Term Two.


TIBBY TURNS 100

Eleanor “Tibby” Stone celebrated her 100th Birthday on Wednesday, 5 August. She marked the very special milestone with a High Tea at RSL Life Care William Beech Gardens. A highlight of Tibby’s day was a…


NEW INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DIRECTOR

Adrian Milne has been appointed the new Infrastructure Services Director at Lachlan Shire Council. He has been acting in the role since the departure of former director Mr Tekohi Rivera earlier this year. Mr Milne,…


PRESCHOOL READ TO ME PROGRAM

On Friday, 7 July Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre hosted a very special guest. Abby Grimshaw from Lachlan Shire Council Library participated in the facility’s popular Read To Me Program. Abby read the classic The…


CPS STUDENTS SPEAK UP

Condobolin Public School students Anastasia Phillips and Mikaela Harris successfully participated in the Central West Online Speech and Drama competition – “Speak Up” held recently. This event was supported by the Country Women’s Association (CWA),…


GIVING BACK

The Condo Cook Up is an annual event which aims to raise money to be donated to worthy community causes. “Our focus for the last two years has been the ongoing drought which has affected…


LIBRARY LESSON WITH A DIFFERENCE

Prior to the newly revamped Condobolin Public School Library being opened to students, they held library lessons in the classroom. Kindergarten to Year Two listened to the story, ‘We’re Stuck’ by Sue DeGenarro, recently. The…



HILDA JOINS PRESCHOOL TEAM

Hilda Balag has become part of the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre educator team. She has commenced as a permanent part time (two days per week) Childcare Educator and is working towards her Certificate III….


NAB REDUCES HOURS

NAB is reducing its opening hours across 114 smaller regional branches, including those in Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo. From Monday, 17 August, the affected branches will be open from 9.30am until 12.30pm on their operational…


NEW STANDPIPE CHARGES

New standpipe charges across the Lachlan Shire have come into effect. Lachlan Shire Council advises residents that water collected from a standpipe will now incur a small charge. This fee is for the operational, maintenance,…


WEEDING TIME

St Joseph’s Parish School Condobolin Years Five and Six spent a busy morning pulling weeds out of the vegetable gardens recently. The students were helping get the garden beds ready for planting of a new…


GUM BEND LAKE WILL NOT BE FILLED

Condobolin’s Gum Bend Lake will not be filled for the upcoming summer period. This is the second year in a row, the popular recreational facility will remain empty. “Lachlan Shire Council regrets to inform the…



CONDOBOLIN LANDCARE GRANT

Condobolin and District Landcare has been awarded funding under the Central West Local Land Services Resilient Communities Small Grants program. They will undertake a range of activities including purchasing cameras, nest boxes, seedlings and cat…



MILLIONS FOR LACHLAN SHIRE

The NSW Government has provided Lachlan Shire Council with $10.1 million to flood proof local roads and boost tourism. NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway announced the funding on Tuesday, 21 July at the…


JACOB LOOKING TO GO ONE BETTER

The 2020 Tatts Finke Desert Race may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped Condobolin’s Jacob Smith preparing to conquer the challenging course in 2021. A journeyman of the sport, Jacob finished on the podium…


ST JOSEPH’S YEAR SIX SPORTING NEW JUMPERS

St Joseph’s Parish School, Condobolin Year Six Class are sporting brand new jumpers thanks to The Hall. Not only do they keep students warm during the winter months but also look stylish as well.


$18 MILLION FOR CRITICAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Lachlan Shire Council has received $18 million to complete critical water infrastructure projects in Condobolin. The funds will be used to develop three groundwater bores connected by a pipeline to the Condobolin water supply. This…


WORKS AT WILLOWBEND SPORTS CENTRE

Improvements to the Willowbend Sports Centre building have been made while the facility has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. An Expression of Interest has been sent out for potential operators for the Centre and…


CHANGES TO JOBKEEPER

The Federal Government has extended the JobKeeper payment until March 2021. The JobKeeper Payment is a scheme to support businesses significantly affected by the Coronavirus to help keep more Australians in jobs. The JobKeeper Payment…


FIRE HYDRANTS REPLACED IN CONDOBOLIN

Lachlan Shire Council’s utilities team has been extremely busy repairing and replacing fire hydrants in Condobolin. Last week the team was hard at work in Turner Street, replacing worn and leaking hydrants. The project will…


READING A FAVOURITE

On Monday 8 July, Brenda Haworth from Florist la Fleur was Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre’s Read to Me Program guest. Brenda brought in her and the Centre’s all-time favourite books ‘Where is the Green…


WPRD RECEIVES A COMMUNITY GRANT

Local Condobolin organisation, Western Plains Regional Development (WPRD), has been recognised with a Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grant. Westpac Foundation will provide much needed funding to over 100 regional organisations that provide employment, education, and…


PRESCHOOL PYJAMA FUN

On the last day of Term Two, the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre, held a Pyjama Party Day. There was a plentiful supply of delicious lunch options and sweets. Each child and educator brought a…


A DOG-GONE GOOD TIME IN CONDOBOLIN

The art of training sheep dogs was proven to be alive and well in Condobolin, with local sheep dog trials boasting a strong turnout of competitors and spectators at the campdraft grounds. Weather conditions were…