Spring Photo Competition: The Forbes Phoenix has teamed up with renowned photographer Kim Storey from Avalind Photography to launch a Spring Photo Competition for 2019. Avalind Photography has kindly donated a family photo session plus a free print valued at $340 for the winner. To enter simply snap away some great “Spring Inspired” images in and around Forbes and email your photo to editor@ forbesphoenix.com.au or enter via the website www.forbesphoenix.com.au
Forbes Handicraft Centre Markets: The Forbes Handicraft Centre are holding a market this Saturday, 19th October. The markets will run from 9am to 1pm at the Handicraft Centre on Lachlan Street. Contact the Handicraft Centre on 6851 4591 for more information.
More farmers to get a hand with drought: Horticultural farmers with permanent plantings can now access the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate in four states and the ACT. Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT have signed up to the extension. Minister for Water Resources David Littleproud said the rebate will help save trees and vines. “This helps secure long-term prosperity in horticultural regions,” Minister Littleproud said. “Trees and vines can take years to produce fruit. Growers shouldn’t have to start over once the drought breaks.”
An additional $13.2 million in funding is being made available to make sure demand for the scheme is met. “This will let eligible growers claim the rebate on installing new bores or desilting dams. This will both make better use of water and make water more available across valuable permanent plantings.”
“Growers in drought affected areas can claim 25 per cent of expenses, up to $25,000 on eligible projects started after 30 June 2019. This will both improve water access now and make better use of farm water in the future.” The scheme can be accessed through the relevant state or territory agricultural department.
Lachlan Valley Fishing Club Gone Fishing Day: The Lachlan Valley Fishing Club will be hosting a Gone Fishing Day this Sunday, 20th October. It will be a carp-a- thon and runs from 9am to 12pm. Head down with your fishing rod for a few fun hours of fishing. Great prizes on offer. Sign up is at the back of the Forbes Bowling Club. Contact Gavin on 0418 986 553 for more information.