Friday, 29 July 2016

News items August

Chamber Chatter with Tracy
Well, now that the election is behind us, and the rain is still with us, it is hoped that the foot traffic and travellers’ dollars will be back with us.  There have been good reports on successful market days and I congratulate the business houses giving the shoppers these great specials.  If anyone is interested in having a meeting about how to generate more cash into the town feel free to call in, or phone me at the café or call in and talk to Bernie at the WCRC.  
Remember: ‘ YOU CANT BUY HAPPINESS BUT YOU CAN BUY LOCAL’.  And that's kind of the same thing.

Portsea  camp opportunity
Buloke Shire Council is offering limited paid places for young residents aged 13 to 16 years to attend the Portsea Camp in September. The five-day camp is from 19 to 23 September. Portsea Camp is a not for profit organisation and provides teenagers with a great camping experience full of challenging and exciting activities, in a safe, stimulating, educational and recreational environment. For details contact Buloke Shire’s Community Development Officer phone 1300 520 520.

Bras and bloomers for a good cause
During August Wycheproof  Post Office is a collection point for good second-hand and new bras, including maternity, mastectomy, crop top bras. Or new knickers and new or good second-hand swim wear to be donated to women in the Solomon Islands by the Uplift project. Uplift  works with Rotary Australia World Community Service. More information is at

Landcare grants
The North Central CMA has announce the 2016-17 Community Grants program is open for applications.  Under the community grants program there are three grant types available: Maintenance (up to $500/group or network) and Start-up Grants (up to $500/group or $1000/network) for groups and networks. Project Grants (up to $10,000) for individuals and groups. Landcare Network Grants (up to $15,000) for Landcare Network.  A copy of the guidelines is available at

 Census night 2016 is 9 August  You can fill in the census on paper or on line. Households will received information from 1 August and this includes log in instructions or paper form. See for information.

What's on in Wycheproof in August

Community courses
The Term 3 Wycheproof Community Resource Centre flyer is brimming with information on courses and activities in Wycheproof  in August.
  •  To keep fit there is a choice between Body Bar, Yoga, Step Box and Boxercise.
  •  To keep up with the latest see the beginner courses on how to use Facebook and Instagram. 
  •  To enhance your workplace skills there is First Aid certificate and CPR training from MADEC
  •  Looking for a career change a Cert 3 in Individual Support (Ageing) 12 month course offered through Murray ACE at WCRC.
  •  Also on offer are work skill workshops on areas from office computer software programs, to barista training  and food handlers course.

For information call into the WCRC, see info on Facebook or phone 54937455.

Quiz night                                           Girls' Night

Wycheproof Uniting Church Friday 12 August Wycheproof Uniting Church will hold a stall and competition. All proceeds to the Wycheproof Kindergarten .

The next Locals who Lunch will be held on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm at Mt Wycheproof Café.   
Please RSVP names and numbers to Amanda on M: 0407 844 904 . Everyone is welcome. If you have visitors bring them along; the more the merrier.

Wycheproof P-12 News- August 2016

It’s not okay to be away
Wycheproof P-12 College encourages students to attend school each day unless they are unwell.  Students who have a good attendance record are to be congratulated and in Semester 1 students received certificates for 100% attendance. Congratulations to: Stephanie Mill, Stephanie Mora, Joseph Fawcett, Hannah Mill, Mackenzie Humphreys, Andrew Mens, Cameron Mens, Priya Coatsworth, Matilda Bish, Lachy Elder, Charlie Fawcett and Xavier McKersie.

The 100 percenters! Back: Stephanie Mill, Stephanie Mora, Joseph Fawcett, Hannah Mill, Mackenzie Humphreys, Andrew Mens. Front row : Priya Coatsworth, Matilda Bish & Cameron Mens

House Athletics
On Friday 15 July the College held the Annual House Athletics Sports. All Primary and Secondary students competed in at least seven different activities. Congratulations to everyone who had a go in the cool, overcast and threatening weather conditions. The support from parents and community members was very much appreciated. This year Broadway finished in front. Champions on the day were Year 5/6, Ella Sheahan, Spencer Nicholls, Yr 7/8 Amelia Ison, Angus Connolly, Yr 9/10 Gemma Fawcett, Billy Forrester, Yr 11/12 Georgia Sheahan and Morgan Fawcett. Secondary students now go on to the NCD Athletics and Primary have the Calder Sports, both will be held in  Charlton. 
Kinder Visit
On Monday 18 July students in Prep and Years 1&2  walked to the kindergarten to see the show ‘A Tale about a Tree' with Barry Peters from ‘Canya Dance’. Barry told the story with songs, props and with help from the children who had a great time. A big thank you to the Tracey Bennett and Wycheproof Kinder children for inviting the students to come along and see the show.

August dates to remember
Thursday 4 August: AMEB Music Exams
Monday & Tuesday, 8 & 9 August: Yr 10 Driver Ed, Charlton
Monday to  Friday, 8-12 August: Yr 9 Bogong Snow Camp
Wednesday 17 August: Parent -Teacher interviews.

On Track August 2016 Local News

Thank you to all residents who took the time to comment on the consultant’s plans for Broadway, under the Buloke Council’s Streetscape consultation. The response was tremendous and emphasised what a valuable asset for our town Broadway is. The feedback showed that a pedestrian crossing was a top priority.
Most will have noticed that VicRoads has installed 50km speed limit signs on Broadway. These seem to have gone up overnight and while reducing the speed limit is something that has been on the Wycheproof VISION long-term agenda, the short stretch that is covered by the reduced speed limit was a surprise. If anyone has a comment on this please drop a note into the resource centre, email, talk to a Wycheproof VISION committee member or come along to the August meeting.
Recently, the Friends of Railway Place hosted a ‘brain storming’ meeting to gather ideas for the future use of the historic Goods Shed on the north side of the railway station. VicTrack is seeking an application from the community on the use of this building which has been restored and will be further upgraded for use. The group agreed to explore a social enterprise project with Granite Community Church to develop a horticultural micro-enterprise that would provide employment and education opportunities in our local area.
Buloke Council has circulated a plan for a long awaited upgrade of the toilet block at Centenary Park. At this stage only drawings are available and WV will update the community when information comes to hand.
Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group has released a draft plan that sets out how waste and recycling needs in this region will be met over at least the next 10 years. More information and survey are at Meeting are also listed for Buloke Shire on Wednesday 27 July. 
Winter in Wycheproof is a busy time please see the calendar for dates and the What’s on page of this newsletter to support local organisations. Several groups are seeking volunteers including: Wycheproof Cancer Support Group, Friends of EWHS–Wycheproof, and Wycheproof VISION. If you can help call in to WCRC.
The WV July meeting didn’t go ahead and so it is planned to hold the governance workshop at the August meeting, 6pm at the Railway Station on Tuesday 16 August. This is a chance for the forum to update policies and the strategic plan in preparation for the 2016 AGM.

Monday, 27 June 2016

WoT July: P-12 College news

Super Hero &Villains Day
Every super hero you could imagine and some villains arrived at school on Friday 17 June. It was all in good fun and for charity as the Students Leadership Team had organised the day to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Costumes ranged from the traditional Superman, Batman and the Hulk, to Minions and some newly created ones such as the Super Cat Ladies. At lunchtime the fun continued as students lined up to collect pizzas and drinks for a special treat.
This year the College has had two visits from the RFDS. During the first visit students saw inside the RFDS with their simulated aeroplane and the second visit was the dental service team providing dental checks for students. The dental team is due back in the near future to complete any dental treatments required.
  • Pictured above: Super heroes and villains prize winners: Kate,  Claudia, Louisa, Josie, Angus, Rhys, Olivia, Priya and Locke. 

Work Experience
During the last week of Term 2 Wycheproof P12 College supports the Year 10 and 11 students during work experience week. The Year 10 students find their own work in country regions while the Year 11s travel to Melbourne and stay in the city to familiarise themselves with city transport and accommodation. They also try out some of the many and varied restaurants for dining at night.
This year only two Year 10 students were working in Wycheproof and they have been employed by Bakery on Broadway. The remainder of the class were working in Bendigo with the exception of Billy Forrester who was in Swan Hill.

Dates to remember:
Monday 11 July: Start Term 3 and Semester 1 student reports distributed
Wednesday 13 July: School Council meeting 6.30pm
Friday 15 July:  House Athletic Sports, Prep to Year 12
Tuesday 26 July: NCD Athletics, Charlton Yr 7to 12
Friday 29 July: Calder Athletics, Charlton Prep to Year 6.

What's on in Wycheproof in July


Minecraft @ WCRC
Wycheproof Community Resource Centre with Swan Hill Rural City Council presents Minecraft at WCRC on Friday 1 July from 1pm to 4pm for primary school age student, registrations essential. Expressions of interest from secondary students encouraged. Places are limited. To book phone 03 54 937 455.

W-NFC goods and services auction

Demon's 2016 Goods & Services Auction, 
Saturday 2 July at the Demons’ Clubrooms starting 7pm. There will be 146 items for auction on the night. 

Golf for beginners

Men and women seeking to learn a new sport or improve their golf at invited to the 4 by 2 golf sessions (4-weeks of 2-hour sessions) hosted by Golf Victoria at the Wycheproof Golf Course. Sessions start 3pm-5pm and cost $5 per session. To book contact Rhonda at MSA on 54937796  

Save your Bacon brekky

A Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) Save your Bacon barbecue breakfast will be held at Wycheproof Hardware on Thursday 7 July  from 7am –8am

Rock Up Netball is returning! 
Sessions start again on Thursday 14 July 10.00-11.00am at Wycheproof-Narraport Netball courts (if raining sessions are transferred to stadium at Wycheproof P-12 College). Sessions are $5. For more info see:

The next Locals who Lunch will be held on Friday 15 July at 12.30pm, Royal Mail Hotel.
Please RSVP names and numbers to Amanda on 0407 844 904 by 15 June.
Everyone is welcome. If you have visitors bring them along; the more the merrier.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Wyche on Track July 2016 news

Your opinion on the Buloke Council’s Streetscape consultation for the upgrade of Broadway is wanted. This past month, drawings and information have been on display at the Wycheproof Community Resource Centre and there is a survey sheet for  residents to list priorities or make suggestions. The deadline for the survey has been extended until Friday 8 July, and so all residents are urged to fill in a survey.
Thank you to our ever generous community for taking part in the June firewood competition. The firewood was generously donated by Mick Giddings and the winner was David Pierce.  Thank you too to the Lions Club of Wycheproof for the generous donation to Wycheproof VISION for current projects including this newsletter.
June was an historic month with the closure of the ANZ Wycheproof Branch. Thank you to Nickaela Murphy for her assistance to community members and her professional attitude and care in making all endeavours to answer customer questions and as the brunt of customer frustration during such a trying time The ANZ has promised to support account holders through a visiting advice service fortnightly as a trial for 3 months; so far this has not been organised but ANZ Bank has  reiterated the commitment and will advise the community when this service will start.

Wycheproof VISION will hold a governance workshop at its 19 July meeting from 6pm at the Railway Station. This is a chance for the forum to update policies and the strategic plan. All members are requested to attend this important meeting. At the June meeting a Code of conduct for Wycheproof VISION committee and volunteers working with Children and Young People was adopted

Commemorating WWl soldiers 
Wycheproof  Cemetery Trust held a special service and unveiled an honour board to commemorate  soldiers who served in WWI buried at the Wycheproof cemetery. 

Denise Hooper, Laurie Pollington and Judy Noonan commemorated their father Capt George Pollington