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September, 2019

City recommends against direct mayoral electionsPoll

City of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe could have the power to eject disruptive councillors from future meetings if state government recommendations are accepted. Picture: GLENN DANIELSThe City of Greater Bendigo council will decide whether to endorse the city’s submission to the Local Government Act reviewdirections paper at this Wednesday’s council meeting.
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One ofthe paper’s recommendations was to provide the Local Government Minister with the power to approve the direct election of mayors where certain conditions were met, including the size of the council, its significance in its own terms or in terms of the widerregion and community support.

But the council’sproposed submission cautions against such a move, arguing that it “potentially creates more problems that it is intended to solveand reduces the election of a mayor to simply a popularity vote”.

“The consequential interface between a popularly-elected mayor and other councillors can be fraught and easily avoided,” it reads.

City of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe said popularly elected mayors’ agendas often clashed with those of other councillors.

“There are plenty of examples around Australiaof mayors being popularlyelected on one platformand the councillors have been elected on theirplatforms on issues that may not be related,” he said.

“We’re all of a mind that the mayor should be elected by peers, the councillors themselves, rather than popularelections,so you don’t get a situation like you’ve got in Geelong.”

The submission also recommends against affording mayors the power to remove a councillor who is disrupting a council meeting, in favour of such an action resulting from a motion moved by the mayor,seconded by another councillor and taken to a vote.

The submission argues that this process would make the removal adecision of council as a whole, rather than that of an individual.

“This is consistent with the principle of autonomy,” it reads.

Also on the agenda for this week’s meeting is a petition requesting the sealing of Myrtle Creek Road in Axe Creek and the subdivision of land in Sedgwick Road, Sedgwick into two lots.

The council will also consider the future use of two parcels of land on Victoria Street, Eaglehawk, assessed as surplus by the Department of Environment,Land, Water and Planning.

A report to council on the land identifiestwo scenarios as beingoutcomes which would beof benefit to the Eaglehawk community.

One includes part public open space and part residential housing, while the other would see the expansion of the Eaglehawk cemetery onto the land.

The second option would also make“appropriate provision for public space access and use”.

Councillors will also consider submissions to the Bendigo Urban Flood Study planning scheme amendment.

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Staff preparing for opening of South Eastern Livestock Exchange

READY: New SELX staff members Michael and Troy are ready for the opening of the new South Eastern Livestock Exchange on August 18. Photo supplied.STAFF orientation took place last Tuesday at the soon to be opened South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX), which will be officially opened on Thursday,August 18.
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SELX will provide 4 permanent and 20 casual employment positions, helping to increase job opportunities and prospects for local residents in the agricultural industry.

“It was a great day today meeting all the new staff, there was a real buzz in the air, everyone is very excited and looking forward to being part of this project,” said SELX Manager, Rod Bourlet.

“The employment opportunities being created are fantastic, especially for the younger staff, who are just starting out and hoping for a career in the agricultural industry.

The economic stimulus that these sale yards will provide to the region will be enormous,” added SELX Director, Col Medway.

“Agents, buyers, sellers, carriers – they will all need some where to stay, some where to eat, some where for a coffee and with the town of Yass right on the sale yard’s doorstep, the opportunities are exciting.”

SELX is located at the intersection of seven highways and arterial roads, just off the Hume Highway in Yass.

Construction of the $15 million, 16 hectare world-class, regional livestock selling centre commenced in September 2015, with the final touches currently being added before sales commence on Thursday, August 18.

The official opening and first sale will start at 8am on August 18.

The SELX is located at 1623 Yass Valley Way, Yass.

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What’s on this weekend?

Friday, August 12DJ at Alexandra Hills Hotel: 9pm
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Loaded Dice at Capalaba Sports Club: 7.45pm

Belly dancing at Efendi’s Turkish Restaurant: 7pm

DJ at Elysium Lakeside: 9pm

Ricky Taite at Grand View Hotel: 8.30pm

Kulaz at Redlands RSL: 6.30pm

Matrix at Redlands Sporting Club: 7.30pm

The Eagles Band at Sharks Sporting Club: 8pm

Underwood Excess Duo at Wynnum Manly Workers Club: 7.30pm

Funsters Trio at Wynnum RSL: 6.30pm

Saturday, August 13DJ at Alexandra Hills Hotel: 9pm

Fiddle Me Please at Capalaba Sports Club: 7.45pm

Karaoke at Capalaba Tavern: 8pm

Belly dancing at Efendi’s Turkish Restaurant: 7pm

Daniel Lewis at Elysium Lakeside: 7.30pm

Punchline at Grand View Hotel: 8pm

DJ at Hogan’s Hotel: 9pm

Simon Meola at Redland Bay Hotel: 12.30pm

Beatle Deuce at Redlands RSL: 6.30pm

Blonde Chocolate at Redlands Sporting Club: 7.30pm

Old Skool at Sharks Sporting Club: 6.30pm

Second Gear at Sirromet Cellar Door: 12pm

David Hynes at Wynnum RSL: 5.30pm

Sunday, August 14Stephen Dorrington at Elysium Lakeside: 1pm

Steely Brothers at Grand View Hotel: 1.30pm

The Jive Cats at Redland Bay Hotel: 12.30pm

Robbie Rosenlund at Redlands RSL: 12.30pm

Gemini at Redlands Sporting Club: 1pm

Dave Hynes at Sharks Sporting Club: 2pm

Phoenix at Sirromet Cellar Door: 1pm

Cathy Drummond at Wynnum Manly Workers Club: 3pm

Brian Avery at Wynnum RSL: 1pm

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Gerald’s life flashback

FLASHBACK: Tuncurry’s Gerald Germon with his unearthed copy of the front page of the Daily Telegraph in 1963. Gerald featured in a front page story on his participation in rescuing 14 people from a rip in Forster. Photo: Laura Polson. GERALD’S heroic rescuewas a topic of national news in 1963, and yet he was none the wiser.
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At 18 years old, Tuncurry’s Gerald Germon was more preoccupied with catching wavesthan picking up a copy of the Daily Telegraph, even after he made the front page.

Gerald’s front page debut occurred on January 14, 1963.

He was involved in therescue of 14 people who had been swept away by a rip on a Forster beach.

The article reported, “Lifesavers yesterday rescued 14 people who had been swept more than a quarter of a mile to sea at Forster”.

Together withbeach inspector David McManusand a visiting Redhead Surf Club memberRobert Dixon, Gerald helped save all 14 lives that day.

The article which featured on the front page.

It was reported Gerald, “brought several of the bathers back on his surf board”.

Gerald said he recalls carrying four people on his board.

“It was exhausting paddling them all,” he said.

“But it was all I could to do to not have them drown against therip.”

Gerald said he believed it wasone of the biggest rescues that had ever taken place in the Great Lakes area.

Despite theheroic efforts from the three men, therewas no awards or recognition for the lifesavers.

Those who weresaved quickly ran up the beach andothers were transported to Cape Hawke Hospital suffering from shock and asphyxia.

Gerald’s blast from the past came when the news clipping was found byfamily members cleaning his mother’s house.

They found twosignificant news clippings. One on his sister’s graduation from nursing in Sutherland and second on Gerald’srescue.

“I didn’t even know it was in there –this was the first time I had seen it.”

Now in his 70s, Gerald looks back withfondness to his lifesaving and surfing days.

“I would paddle from Tuncurry over to Forster for a surf, then back again!”

“I couldn’t imagine doing that now.”

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Greens back in good form

ON THE MOVE: Greens player Brad McDonell powers down field with Yenda nowhere in sight on Saturday. Photo: Anthony StipoTHE Leeton Greens are back in the winner’s circleafter taking a 36-32 victory over theBlueheelers in Yenda on Saturday.
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The Greens drew first blood over the Blueheelers, scoring a try in the first five minutes of play.

Mounting a strong attack, they pushed right through for a second try before Yenda managed to find their footing.

“Our boys really dug deep and put a good performance in,” Greens coach Brent Pike said.

After answering back with a try of their own, the Blueheelers started pushing back and proved to pose a challenge for the Greens.

Despite being at the bottom of the ladder the Greens knew Yenda would still be tough and proceeded to chase Leeton throughout the match.

The Greenscontinued to stay ahead of Yenda throughout the game, thanks to theirstrong defence as they worethe Blueheelers down and never let them take the lead.

On the attack, the Greens were able to fine the weakness in Yenda’s line and exploit it, gaining much-needed ground.

The Greens received aboost fromRhys Wilesmith on the day, who returned to the fieldafter being sidelined from an injury sustained in the match against Darlington Point-Coleambally four weeks ago.

Wilesmith helped drive the team back to victory by scoring two tries.

“He was back to his best and in good form,” Pike said.

“When he gets going he’s hard to stop.”

Also scoring tries and contributing to the winfor the side were Billy Dickinson,Pike, Jeremy Panuccio, Josh Fisher and Danny Maskill.

The Greens have struggled over the past few weeks, after setbacks from injuries and struggling to regain their momentum from losses to Yanco-Wamoon Hawks and the Griffith Black and Whites.

Pike was pleased with the side’s efforts after taking losses over the last two weeks.

With Yenda behind them, the ladder leadingGreens return to the No 1 oval this weekend and willset their sights on the Waratahs Tigers.

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