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Sunday 7 October 2018

October Competition

The Wamboin Golf Club will hold its regular monthly competition on Sunday 7 October, this month sponsored by Larry & Libby King. Tee off from the Clubhouse (the Community Hall) from 12.30 pm. All welcome.

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Tuesday 16 October 2018

WCA October General Meeting

Everyone is very welcome to come along to a WCA meeting.

The WCA monthly meetings provide a forum for not only members of the WCA, but all residents of Wamboin, plus local community, social and sporting groups to update on their activities and discuss local issues and concerns. Additionally plans for WCA events such as Bonfire & Fireworks Night or Meet the Candidates sessions are made. The monthly meetings are a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, learn from others and become active in your local community.

When:Third Tuesday of every month (except January)
Time:7:30 pm
Where:Wamboin Community Hall, 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin
(next to the Fire Shed)

In colder months, the fire is pre-lit and roaring by the time the meeting starts. The ‘formal’ meeting is always followed by a much less formal gathering, sharing stories that may become part of Wamboin’s folklore.

Members of the community can seek advice or support from the WCA in matters of local interest or concern. If you wish to raise a subject at a meeting, please initially contact any member of the committee.

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Tuesday 16 October 2018

WCA Spring Talks Series, 2018
Talk #2 "The Police Talk"

Our local Bungendore Police Team will talk about their work and answer your questions about all manner of local issues—from what we and they can do about poor driver behaviour to how to minimise your chances of being burgled—come along to listen and ask questions.

The talks will be preceded by a short meeting of the WCA, and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to speak to the presenters, meet more of your neighbours and get to know what’s really going on in your community - it's where we all live!

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Saturday 20 October 2018

Wamboin Home Produce Market




As usual, the Produce Market is held at the Wamboin Community Hall, 9.00 am 'til noon.

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

WCA Spring Talks Series, 2018
Talk #3 "The Mike Kelly Talk"

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly MP, member for our Federal seat of Eden Monaro has accepted our invitation to be our third and final Spring Talks Series speaker for 2018. He will share news and updates on national and local issues and discuss any and all matters of interest.

The talks will be preceded by a short meeting of the WCA, and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to speak to the presenters, meet more of your neighbours and get to know what’s really going on in your community - it's where we all live!

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Friday 15 December 2017

Wamboin Community Christmas Carols

The annual Christmas carols sing along at the Wamboin Community Hall, commencing at 7.00 pm, with an appearance by the jolly gentleman in red himself! The 'formal proceedings' will be followed, as is the tradition, with a sausage sizzle for all the family. All welcome, young and old, with proceeds to the Salvation Army.

As is also the tradition, there will be a Giving Tree, for Christmas gifts and non-perishable food also to be distributed by the Salvation Army. Cuddly toys are nice, but spare a thought also for those who are often overlooked: mums and adolescents. The most convenient presentation is a Christmas bag, rather than wrapping paper, as all gifts have to be checked before passing them on.

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BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD

BUSHFIRE DANGER PERIOD
(1 Sept – 31 March)


Although the statutory bush fire danger period (NSW Rural Fires Act 1997) nominally runs from 1st October to 31st March, NSW has extended the BUSHFIRE DANGER PERIOD for our LGA to commence early from the 1st September 2018.

To report fires or smoke sightings ALWAYS ring Triple Zero (000)

FIRE PERMITS
During this extended BUSHFIRE PERIOD you must obtain a Fire Permit to undertake hazard reduction burns, pile burns, or other open fires.
Fire Permits must be registered and obtained in the first instance from Queanbeyan Fire Control (02) 6128 0600.

The Permit Issuing Officer will if necessary personally inspect the site for the fire, to check the material/s to be burnt and verify that your fire-fighting equipment is suitable, and confirm that it will actually be at the site of the proposed fire. He/she may add any conditions deemed necessary, but as a minimum, all permits have standard conditions that are listed on the permit form, such as:

  • the Permit is to be carried by the permit holder, or another person at all times at the site of the fire.
  • the fire must be supervised at all times.
  • notifications are given to the RFS (Queanbeyan Fire Control Centre), and adjoining neighbors at least 24 hours prior to the fire being lit, and
  • the permit may be varied, cancelled or suspended, depending on weather conditions.
A Permit Issuing Officer is under no obligation to issue a permit. Permits are not issued automatically. Location, type of material, weather conditions, lack of a suitable water source to control the fire, and other factors may prevent a permit being issued.

A Fire Permit is not required for a fire for the purpose of heating or cooking, provided that:

  • the fire is in a permanently constructed fireplace.
  • at a site surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around.
  • The fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

Before lighting any fire you need to ensure that:

  • it can be contained and controlled within the specified area.
  • it does not contain toxic materials, and
  • it must not cause an air pollution problem by producing excessive amounts of smoke.

You must also check:

  • whether a No Burn day has been declared by the Environment Protection Authority.
  • whether a Total Fire Ban is in force.
  • the expected weather conditions.

For further information regarding Fire Permits and their use, visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or ring the Fire Control Centre in Queanbeyan (weekday business hours) on 6297 1840 or Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade Captain on 0409 991 340.

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08-08-2017