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Genevieve Chadwick to play at Bermagui Beach Hotel

16/11/2018 Posted by admin

Genevieve Chadwick. IMAGINE if Janis Joplin and John Lee Hooker had a baby together – musically this girl would be the offspring of that union, and she will play in Bermagui on Sunday.
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Without doubt, Genevieve Chadwick is an extraordinary performer who exudes raw energy by the bucket load with songs that speak of the complexity of human experience and her passion for life.

With her original brand of blues and roots, Chadwick has the power to enthral an audience with her passionate songs full of rich melodies, sung with a voice that’s amazingly gravel-like and smooth all at once.

Comparisons to the great Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman and Melissa Etheridge have been made because of her impassioned, husky vocal delivery, yet Chadwick makes her own music on her own terms, and with her own unique voice and guitar playing.

There’s no doubt she’s already made her mark, but that mark is about to get a whole lot bigger with the release of her much-anticipated second album produced by Grammy award-winner Mark Johnson.

This blues, roots and world music album is a collaboration between Chadwick and the diversity of the international musicians from the Playing For Change band.

On stage, she inevitably lives up to her reputation for giving her all, she looks like an angel, roars like a lion and plays guitar like a demon.

Chadwick tirelessly toured her popular debut album Riding the Wind, Forgetting Time, captivating audiences all over Australia and winning her appearances at many major music festivals.

She will play at the Bermagui Beach Hotel from 4pm on Sunday.

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Plan for city’s parking future

16/11/2018 Posted by admin

ON-SITE FORESIGHT: Local developer Bruce Bolam with one of his on-site car parks. He says he has incorporated 315 car parking spaces into his various developments. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 120814cparkingAs parking woes plague the city, local developer Bruce Bolam believes a lot of commercial property owners underestimate the importance of having on-site parking.
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And he has some advice for Bathurst Regional Council: more land needs to be set aside for public car parking.

Mr Bolam said when he started developing properties in the city he was unhappy with council’s requirement to provide a certain number of car parking spaces for each development, because he saw it as a very costly exercise without any direct return.

However, over the years he has become absolutely convinced that, wherever possible, a property owner should provide on-site car parking for tenants.

Mr Bolam said he has now incorporated 315 car parking spaces into his developments, something that has cost himmillions of dollars.

He said this has been beneficial to all involved.

As more and more parking restrictions are introduced in the CBD, his tenants appreciate the convenience. In turn, this means it is easier for him to retain those tenants.

“Having somewhere for staff to park off the street leaves more room for their customers to park outside on the street,” Mr Bolam said.

“I had a car park which I opened up to the public as paid parking, but now I keep all that parking for my tenants.

“It costs millions of dollars to provide parking as part of a development, but I am absolutelycommitted to providing parking for my tenants.

“In fact, I probably wouldn’t want to acquire a building if there is no provision for on-site parking.”

He said his newest development in the McIntosh McPhillamy and Co building on the corner of George and Howick streets would have on-site spaces for 42 cars over two levels.

Mr Bolam said as council increases its mobile parking patrols and the amount of timed parking in the CBD, it is going to have to address the all-day parking problems in Bathurst.

Council has its own problems when it comes to parking, and Mr Bolam said that when the civic centre and council chambers were built, the council of the day was short-sighted when it came to providing on-site parking for staff, with just four spaces set aside.

Mr Bolam said he has one tenant in a small shop that is required to provide five times that number.

“Perhaps way back then they didn’t appreciate how busy our streets would become, how big council would grow or how essential it is to provide proper parking,” he said.

Mr Bolam believes council needs to provide all-day public car parking for workers in the city.

He said while using Carrington Park, which has been earmarked for public parking, would go some way to addressing the problem, council must look even further ahead and eventually provide parking on the other side of the CBD too.

“As the city grows, much more land must be set aside for public car parking,” he said.

“With an estimated future population of 52,000 you have to look at where those people are going to park, and plan accordingly.”

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2 million tonnes of graphite at Uley mine

16/11/2018 Posted by admin

Graham Spurling and Christopher Darby from Valence Industries at the mine site.VALENCE Industries has released its maiden graphite reserve and initial life of mine estimate for the Uley Graphite Mine at Sleaford.
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Valence managing director Christopher Darby said the maiden graphite ore reserve of 2,035,000 tonnes at Uley Pit 2 and forecast initial mine life of six years was a significant milestone, underpinning plans for production and worldwide commercial graphite sales.

Mr Darby said drilling underway on the Uley Pit 2 Extension was expected to add to the mine life with drill results due in early 2015.

“We are confident there is no shortage of graphite to support our production expansion plans,” Mr Darby said.

Graphite production will start once final regulatory approvals are received in the near future.

The feasibility study is planned for release late this month.

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Late night bus service reduced

16/11/2018 Posted by admin

THE community night bus will not run in Port Lincoln this summer for the first time in seven years.
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The community night bus that gives people another option to get home from licenced premises in the CBD will not run in Port Lincoln this summer for the first time in seven years.

For the past six years the late night service has run on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months, funded by local hotels and the council.

The aim was to get people home safely from licensed premises and reduce opportunistic crime such as assaults and disorderly behaviour.

This year, a modified service will run when there are special events like Tunarama but there will not be a service on New Year’s Eve.

Police are disappointed the normal service will not run this summer and want the community to know they will not be able to rely on it to get them home.

Crime prevention supervisor Sergeant Di Baker-Tagg said it was disappointing the bus was not going to run as it had for the last six years.

“Hopefully there won’t be an increase in assaults and disorderly behaviour around hotels or drink driving as a result but that’s something police will be reviewing.”

Sergeant Baker-Tagg encouraged people to make a plan before they headed out, including organising how they were going to get home.

“We would really encourage people not to walk home, organise family members to collect you and obviously don’t drink drive.

“You risk an instant loss of licence for six to 12 months and your car being impounded for 28 days.”

Last year about 800 people used the bus.

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Maitland agent predicts housing price growth in second half of 2015

16/11/2018 Posted by admin

The Maitland property market has shown signs of improvement in the ­latter part of this year.
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SUCCESSFUL YEAR: Stacey Pethers, Luke Anderson and Rhonda Nyquist of PRD East Maitland.

The industry’s leading source of market information, RP Data, shows an increase in the number of homes listed for sale, which demonstrated growing confidence among vendors.

This week there were 626 homes listed for sale in the Maitland region compared to 617 this time last year.

In September, a peak time in the ­market, there were 576 properties listed compared to 575 last year, but there has been a faster turnover this year, according to one real estate agent.

“On our own figures, we’re up 20 per cent in our sales compared to this time last year,” PRD Nationwide East Maitland licensee Luke Anderson said.

“They are spending less time on the market for each sale.”

Mr Anderson said these were encouraging signs after a tough period for Maitland.

“With the downturn in the mining industry, it really hit Maitland for six,” he said.

“There was a correction in prices this time last year, but they’ve stabilised and it’s looking positive at the moment.

“[Property prices are] coming back and we’re excited about the market.”

Mr Anderson expected that growth to continue.

“Our prediction for the next year is that we’ll see growth in prices in the second half [of 2015],” he said.

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