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Changes to power project | Local workshops

Power project possibly deferred

TransGrid has announced that it is now working with electricity distributor Essential Energy to review the scope of works associated with the Stroud to Landsdowne Transmission Line Project  as a result of updated forecasts in its annual planning report released on June 29.
Based on the most recent data and forecasts available, TransGrid believes the construction of a transmission line could be deferred up until the early 2020s.

Upcoming workshops

Details of upcoming local workshops and meetings of interest to gardeners and land managers.

Composting workshop – Gloucester
Have you ever wondered how to make your own compost? Whether you need to ‘know it all’ or just need some extra guidance, Marnie Johnson will share with you all the tips and tricks for making compost that your garden and plants will love. Learn about both hot and cold composting, essential ingredients and techniques. Workshop flyer

Where: The Tucker Patch 68 Cemetery Road Gloucester NSW 2422MAP
When: Sunday 8 July 2012 (Register your interest by Friday 6 July)
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Cost: $10 members or $15 non members
Contact: Denise on 6558 1285
Online booking: Workshop booking form 

Soil carbon training – Gloucester
This workshop is suitable for land managers wanting to understand more about the basics of soil carbon, the potential for soil carbon credits and what farm practices benefit or adversely impact soil carbon levels. The workshop will highlight the productivity and agronomic benefits of higher soil carbon levels and methods to monitor increases in carbon. Participants are also asked to bring to the workshop a 0.5kg of their ‘better’ and ‘poorer’ soils to put through a comparison test.

Where: Gloucester
When: Tuesday 10 July 2012
Cost: FREE
Contact:  Hunter-Central Rivers CMA office at Taree on 6551 8994
Bookings: Essential

Dung Beetle workshop – Bulahdelah
Dung beetles are nature’s own recycling specialists and make farming soils more productive and sustainable –  a colony is capable of burying manure left by a herd of 450 cattle in less than a day. This workshop will give landholders an opportunity to find out why dung beetles are a cost-effective and natural means of pasture and nutrient improvement and learn which species of dung beetle is the most suitable for their area.

When: 29 August 2012
Where: Bulahdelah
Cost: FREE
Contact: Taree CMA office 6551 8994 or CMA Gloucester Community Support Officer 6558 2304
Bookings: Essential

Weeds meetings – Taree & Wauchope
Community meetings will be held in Taree and Wauchope by Mid North Coast Weeds to inform famers, land managers and community volunteers about the NSW Weeds Action program.

    • 10 July 2012, Club Taree, 6 – 7.30pm (with refreshments)
    • 12 July 2012, Wauchope Country Club, 6 – 7.30pm (with refreshments)

Community input is sought to help develop ways for all stakeholders to work together to protect the agricultural sustainability and broader environmental outcomes of the region. For more information go to www.midnorthcoastweeds.org.au or contact your local weeds officer:

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