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Wolgan Valley Association

Wolgan Valley Association

Not-for-profit community group representing property holders and residents of the Wolgan Valley area

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Great to see Wolgan Valley feature on the latest limited edition ‘Lithgow’ branded Nutella!

#WolganValley #WiradjuriCountry #TheSevenValleys #LithgowRegionLIMITED EDITION "LITHGOW" BRANDED NUTELLA JARS.

This Sunday 5th February is "World Nutella Day". As part of the celebrations Ferrero are donating 100 jars of the limited edition Lithgow-branded Nutella which will be available to purchase at the Seven Valleys Visitor Information Centre from 9am, Sunday 5th Feb.

The personalised jars first appeared in 2022, initially as a one-off but after locals queued up and down the street to get their hands on one, the brand is bringing them back to celebrate the community. All funds raised going back to support local tourism initiatives, this is a jar with heart.
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Great to see Wolgan Valley feature on the latest limited edition ‘Lithgow’ branded Nutella! 

#WolganValley #WiradjuriCountry #TheSevenValleys #LithgowRegion

MANGE TRAINING SESSION
Are you interested in learning more about treating mange in wombats and obtaining the approved Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) Letter of Authorisation? Then why not join us.
WPSA is holding a training session via zoom on Saturday 4th February at 10am (duration 90mins)
This is a chance for WPSA to take you through the APVMA requirements as well as the “Treating Mange with Moxidectin Manual” which covers dose rates, pharmacokinetics of moxidectin and case studies of Bare-nosed wombats, by Marie Wynan. The manual was the basis of our permit application and is an insight into the successful treatment of mange undertaken by WPSA during past years.
If you are interested email and zoom details will be sent to you. Looking forward to more people being part of the team fighting mange.
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Andrew Flaherty

It's incredible to think that its been two years since the formation of our community group.

On the 16 January 2021, our community of Wolgan Valley came together and voted unanimously in favour of forming the Wolgan Valley Association.

It came off the back of the Wolgan Valley Community Bushfire Recovery Group, an informal email group that was formed to assist our community during the important stage of recovery post 2019 NSW bushfires.

Whilst the recovery group played a critical role in increasing the profile of our community to all levels of government and several government agencies, it was felt that much greater progress would be made if the group became an Incorporated Association.

On the 27 January 2021, the Wolgan Valley Association was officially registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading as an Incorporated Association.

The Association's Principle Object is:

'To provide an organisation by which landholders and residents in the Wolgan Valley can take collective action which they believe is in the best interests of protecting and promoting the natural, scenic, cultural, economic, and social values of the Valley for current and future generations'.

A principle that we proudly and strongly remain committed to!

#wolganvalley #newnes #wolgangap #Longswamp #angusplace #WiradjuriCountry #LithgowRegion

📸 Formation of the Wolgan Valley Association at a community meeting held at the 'Corn Paddock' on 16 January 2021.
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Its incredible to think that its been two years since the formation of our community group.

On the 16 January 2021, our community of Wolgan Valley came together and voted unanimously in favour of forming the Wolgan Valley Association.

It came off the back of the Wolgan Valley Community Bushfire Recovery Group, an informal email group that was formed to assist our community during the important stage of recovery post 2019 NSW bushfires. 

Whilst the recovery group played a critical role in increasing the profile of our community to all levels of government and several government agencies, it was felt that much greater progress would be made if the group became an Incorporated Association.

On the 27 January 2021, the Wolgan Valley Association was officially registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading as an Incorporated Association.

The Associations Principle Object is:

To provide an organisation by which landholders and residents in the Wolgan Valley can take collective action which they believe is in the best interests of protecting and promoting the natural, scenic, cultural, economic, and social values of the Valley for current and future generations. 

A principle that we proudly and strongly remain committed to!

#WolganValley #Newnes #WolganGap #LongSwamp #AngusPlace #WiradjuriCountry #LithgowRegion 

📸 Formation of the Wolgan Valley Association at a community meeting held at the Corn Paddock on 16 January 2021.Image attachment

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Thinking of all members who are impacted by the closure of Wolgan Rd. Hoping the temporary solution is up and running soon and more importantly a permanent solution is committed to and commences asap.

Frances O'Hara

The Rural Fire Service - Chifley/Lithgow Team are encouraging us all to have our say on keeping our community bush fire safe.

Fire agencies and land managers are developing a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Bathurst Regional Council, Lithgow City Council and Oberon Council areas, and this is your chance to have your say on how bush fire risk is managed.

Lithgow LGA

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/lithgow

This survey takes 5 minutes to complete and is available until Friday 24 February.Have your say on keeping our community bush fire safe.
Fire agencies and land managers are developing a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Bathurst Regional Council, Lithgow City Council and Oberon Council areas, and this is your chance to have your say on how bush fire risk is managed.

Bathurst and Oberon LGAS

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/chifley

Lithgow LGA

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/lithgow

This survey takes 5 minutes to complete and is available until Friday 24 February.

Western Advocate
Lithgow Mercury
2bs 95.1 FM
Paul Toole MP
The Village Voice
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The Rural Fire Service - Chifley/Lithgow Team are encouraging us all to have our say on keeping our community bush fire safe.

Fire agencies and land managers are developing a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Bathurst Regional Council,  Lithgow City Council and Oberon Council  areas, and this is your chance to have your say on how bush fire risk is managed. 

Lithgow LGA

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/lithgow

This survey takes 5 minutes to complete and is available until Friday 24 February.

With the temporary Donkey Steps track still not ready for use and unreliable in an emergency, especially for those without 4WD vehicles, it seems illogical and downright negligent of Lithgow City Council to effectively ‘rip-up’ Wolgan Road at Wolgan Gap!

To do this will render Wolgan Road completely inaccessible and will leave residents in the valley with no way out of the valley in case of an emergency such as flood, bushfire or medical emergency. This has serious ramifications for the health and safety of residents, landowners and workers in Wolgan Valley.

The current state of Wolgan Road, whilst technically closed, at least enables an opportunity for residents to flee the valley in an emergency situation!

Andrew Gee MP Paul Toole MP Sam Farraway MLC Lithgow Mercury The Village Voice Blue Mountains Gazette Greater Lithgow Prime7 News Central WestABC Central West 2LT WIN News Central West #WolganValley #WolganGap #WolganRoad
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MEDIA RELEASE - WOLGAN ROAD - 10 JANUARY 2023 - 3.19PM This media release clarifies the situation with the removal of materials from the surface of the Wolgan Road. These works are not being undertaken to physically close the road. The road is however already closed because of the extreme risk of the cliff face above and/or below collapsing. The material is being taken from the road as it is a readily available source of material to further improve the weather durability of the Donkey Steps Road. This is a faster and easier alternative to procuring the material from quarries (some of whom are rationing supply because of demand across the central west from all councils and the NSW Govt) and bringing the material down the Donkey Steps from the top (a slow and difficult process). It also ensures that the contractors have work while this is otherwise delayed on the Donkey Steps over 48 hours for the 4wd training for residents. The works will occur at a section at the top and the bottom of the road. It will involve removal of about 300mm out of a 500mm road depth from just part of the road width. A 2 metre wide section of kerb and bitumen surface will remain. A well compacted base of 200mm will remain in that section where material is removed. When the material is taken (this will be completed within days) this base will be very capable of carrying vehicles (the ends will be ramped). The Council is alert to the heightened sense of concern about emergency access and egress for the Wolgan Valley, this is why we negotiated for Old Coach Road to be made available. It is also why we have constructed Donkey Steps Road in a record time. Though Wolgan Road is not presently safe there remains the case for ensuring that it is still available in the most extreme circumstance whereby all other accesses are lost. The way in which the works are occurring ensures that there is still opportunity for a risk assessment to be undertaken about use of the Wolgan Road for emergency purposes if there is any emergency of such a scale as to warrant that being considered i.e., no alternative exists via Old Coach Road, Donkey Steps or by use of helicopter and the emergency requires, at that time, immediate access or egress. In summary, the works do not close the road beyond the current closure imposed by council because of the extreme risk. If there is an extreme emergency which prevents the use of Old Coach or Donkey Steps roads, then the Wolgan Road will be available for consideration as an access or egress. The sourcing of the material from the location effectively picks up several days in finalisation of the Donkey Steps Road.

So now Lithgow City Council has not only compromised our safety they have deliberately destroyed another section of the Wolgan Road. 🤬

Ensuring the contractors have work ??? Seems lithgow council may have hired people for a period of time rather than completion if a job

There will have to be proposal to rebuild, restore and relay the old Newnes oil and shale works railway line as the permanent way from Newnes junction to Newnes To extend tourism by rail and bringing back the days of Steam

Sounds like Lithgow City Council is getting as bad as the drug problem in Lithgow

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