Cabonne landowners have been urged tocarefully read new land values notices follow-ing a revaluation by the NSW Valuer General.The State Government is sending Notices of Valuation to the owners of 7100 properties inthe Shire and Cabonne Mayor Bob Dowlingsaid it was important that all ratepayers notedtheir new land values, which are used bycouncils to determine rates.
“Land owners can lodge objections with the
Valuer General if they are not satisfied withthe new value,
” Cr Dowling said
, many people often do not realise
the impact of the Valuer General’s revaluation
until they receive their rates notice. By then itis usually too late to lodge an appeal with theState Government.
Ratepayers have only 60 days to lodge anobjection. The final date to object is printedon the front of the Notice of ValuationCr Dowling said he was disappointed that therevaluation was announced during theJanuary holiday period, as was the case withthe previous revaluation of Cabonne in 2007.
“A lot of people are still away on holidays at
this time and announcements such as theseoften can be overlooked during this period,
he said.The Valuer General Philip Western saidproperty sales were the most important factorin determining new land values.The total land value for Cabonne Shire hasincreased from $1.566 billion four years agoto $1.676.Mr Western said the value of residential landhad increased moderately while there was aslight increase in commercial, industrial andrural land values
, the values for large, timberedgrazing properties in the east of the Shireshowed significant increases,
” he said
.The wide variation in sizes and locations of hobby farms and rural home sites across theShire resulted in a variety of changes to rural-residential values.Landowners wishing to know more abouttheir land values or the land valuation systemshould call toll free on 1800 110 038 or visitthe Land and Property Information website atwww.lpi.nsw.gov.au/valuation
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A workshop early next month will determine
Cabonne Council’s response to a plan that
aims to shape the future of Local Governmentfor a quarter of a century.The Council will meet on February 6 to discuss
the State Government’s draft Destination
Action Plan and prepare the Council’s
response to a request for feedback on theplan.Destination 2036 is one of the largestprograms undertaken in Local Government
and follows the involvement of all the State’s
councils at a summit in Dubbo last year.Local Government Minister Don Page and theDivision of Local Government have identifieda range of issues and reforms which has beenon the agenda for many years.Cabonne Mayor Bob Dowling said his Council,through its involvement with the WellingtonBlayney Cabonne Strategic Alliance, has beenactive in reform for a number of years andwould not miss the opportunity to have aninput into the action plan.
“It is pleasing that the WBC reform model
,involving strategic alliances, resource sharingand collaborative arrangements, is one thathas been identified in the draft action plan,
Cr Dowling said.
“But there are still many other issues that
need to be addressed, such as constitutionalrecognition of Local Government, funding,roles and responsibilities, a review of the LocalGovernment Act and intergovernmentalagreements.
Cr Dowling said members of the public werealso welcome to make a comment on thedraft action plan which could be viewed onthe Destination 2036 webpage via the Division
of Local Government’s website
“I urge you to read the draft action plan and
have your say on a document that could havea significant impact on the area in which youlive,
” he said
.Submissions or comments may be sent to:Project Manager
Destination 2036Division of Local GovernmentDepartment of Premier and CabinetLocked Bag 3015NOWRA NSW 2541or be emailed firstname.lastname@example.orgFeedback will be received until Wednesday15 February 2012.
Folk@Canowindra is set to start off the year inparty mode, with a fun and lively group calledMilltown as our feature act 4-6pm on Sunday29 January.Based in Bathurst, Milltown play a mix of mostly old time American string band musicand songs influenced by the backgrounds of the band members: rock and roll; Irish;traditional Australian; and bluegrass. Bandmembers are Ken Lambeth (guitar), TonyStuart (fiddle, mandolin and accordion), JamesChurch (Dobro), Mike Cook (double bass) andRebecca Pagan (clawhammer banjo).Milltown also do a few original songs andinstrumentals. Any old time band should haveat least one song about a chicken, a train or agirl called Sally, and Milltown have all three! If you want to have a preview of their style,check out "Milltown-Choctaw Hayride"(amongst other songs) on YouTube.Folk@Canowindra is now entering its thirdyear - a growing monthly gathering of acoustic musicians, poets, and warm andappreciative listeners.Kindly hosted by taste Canowindra at42 Ferguson Street, Folk meets on the lastSunday of the month from 4-6pm. Entry isfree, bring a donation for the band, and enjoysome arvo tea or early dinner while you listen.Family friendly!Any questions please contact Nerida Cuddyvia www.nerida.info.
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After 20 years of making sure that thecommunity celebrate in style, Warwick Bowdis hanging up his patriotic hat. This will be the
last year of Warwick Bowd’s long and
illustrious leadership of organising theAustralia Day ceremony.Everyone is invited to Memorial Park for thepresentation of the local Australian of theYear, Young Australian of the Year andCommunity Group of the Year from 6:30pm,in the cool of the evening.
Although Canowindra won’t be greeting the
Cabonne Australia Day ambassador HenrySzeps, Member for Dubbo Troy Grant MP willbe attending as our special guest for theproceedings.Businesses are encouraged to dress theirwindows to compete for the hotly contendedAustralia Day Window Dressing PerpetualTrophy,
last year won by Lawrence’s IGA
.Cornerstone will again be entertaining thekids and crowd with the toughest piñataknown to man, ensuring that enough kids getto belt the hanging bag of lollies before itdisintegrates.Tony Warn from the Canowindra Hotel will bestarting the fun celebrations early with athong throwing and gumboot tossing com-petition from 3:30pm, and boat races from5pm. Come down to the local and enjoy thefamily friendly atmosphere for Australia Day.