Local Country Music Scene Abuzz: Forbes Country Music Club held a COVID friendly event at the Gooloogong Hotel last weekend and from all reports the live music was a real treat and went down well with the great menu and the locals. The FCMC usually hold events at Club Forbes but due to the pandemic had to hold the event at Gooloogong.
In other country music news, the Bedgerabong Country Music Campout will be going ahead this year from Tuesday, October 5 to Sunday October 10 at the Bedgerabong Showgrounds. The campout is set to feature performances from Paul Costa, Marie Hodsen, Aleyce Simonds, Stephen Cheney and many more.
Central NSW JO Council Frustrated At Reports: Mayors across the region have expressed their disappointment hearing reports there were an extra 3-5 hours added to visitors’ journeys over the Easter long weekend.
“It’s frustrating to hear, and it affects our reputation, we don’t want to deter folk from coming back, we need to fast track a safe swift link from Sydney to Central NSW” said Cr John Medcalf OAM, Chair of Central NSW Joint Organisation, Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council. The Central NSW JO Councils are seeking to work with the Western Sydney Councils and key stakeholders for solutions before the next Federal election.
Cash Injection For Ag Shows: More Australian Government support for COVID affected agricultural shows and field days is on its way for 110 events around the country to help them recover. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said $710,818 in supplementary expense claims has been approved under the Sup-porting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. “Almost $34 million has already gone out to the 378 shows and field days approved for funding for costs paid from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020,” Minister Littleproud said. “These events are at the heart of our rural and regional communities and help farmers stay competitive by sharing innovation and new ways of doing business. For more information on the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program visit www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/infrastructure/supporting-ag-shows.