COVID Clinic Relocation: The drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic has relocated to the carpark at the Parkes Water Treatment Plant at 124 Webb Street. The clinic will continue operating from Monday to Friday from 10am – 12pm.
Calleen Art Award: The Cowra Regional Art Gallery has announced that entries are now open for the prestigious Calleen Art Award 2022 of $25,000.The Calleen Art Award is a national acquisitive painting prize in any subject and style (there is no theme). The award was founded in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust. Selected finalists will be exhibited at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery from 9th October to 20th November. The winner of the Calleen Art Award 2022 will receive $25,000 and the winning artwork will join the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. A non-acquisitive People’s Choice Award of $1,000 is awarded at the end of the exhibition. Entries Close: 25th July 2022.
More Relief Teachers: More than 260 regional, rural and remote schools will have access to a dedicated local pool of relief teachers they can call on to help cover when teachers are away. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the expansion of the Casual Supplementation Program was a win for schools in the bush. “The program offers teachers a three year, full-time role as a relief teacher with the benefits of job security, professional learning and leave entitlements.” The program groups schools in geographic clusters with a commute time of around an hour from a central ‘hub’ school where the relief teacher is based.
Long Term Grazing Permits: Livestock producers in the Central West have been invited to make a tender submission for long-term grazing access to select Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs). Stock Permits – Long Term Grazing, previously known as Management Agreement Permits, will be allocated via a robust tender process to give producers access to a TSR for periods longer than 12 months. Tender submissions will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 6th July. For more information visit www. lls.nsw.gov.au/tsr and follow the links. In NSW, there are more than 6,500 TSRs on Crown land covering an area of around two million hectares. Local Land Services is responsible for about 30% of TSRs in NSW.