Monthly Archives: August 2019

Esperance letters: Wind farm lifespan questioned

I READ with a deal of despair the announcement by Synergythat they intend to close the wind power farm at Esperance, after a mere 20 years service providing sustainable energy to the community.
Nanjing Night Net

Which begs the analysis:Is the system worn out, or not the money-earner that Synergy envisaged?

The Irish Sea has copious numbers of wind power generators supplying to Ireland’s mainland as do the Danish in their surrounding oceans. Wind generators sunk into the ocean floor like pylons for an oil/gas rig.

Not with a piffling 20 year life span on dry land but in place forever save standard replacement parts.

Subsequently the Esperance life span is looking decidedly shaky on several fronts, for example if Western Power only ever meant the wind farms to last 20 years – why?

Why was a sustainable long term power supply system given such a short lease of life when wind farms all over the world are in a system that goes on for decades, the list is endless.

It would appear sustainability has been shuttled off to play with the fairies at the bottom of the garden!

John Bain

South Bunbury

What do you think? Send a letter to the editor: [email protected]南京夜网.au

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

in 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Esperance letters: Wind farm lifespan questioned

Brakes on bull bar blitz

THE NSW government has announced a two-year period of exemption for motorists who have been issued with defect notices or have concerns about the legality of their bull bar.
Nanjing Night Net

Following a recent blitz by NSW Police in the New England and Western regions and the resulting anger from many bull bar owners, Roads Minister Duncan Gay directed the NSW Vehicle Standards Working Group to conduct a detailed examination of rules for bull bars last Friday.

On Tuesday, a Ministerial Order was issued, which allows concerned owners to drive their vehicle for the two-year period, allowing time for anyone who is unsure about their bull bar compliance to have an inspection through Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

“In recent weeks it’s become obvious five-post bull bars get entangled in Australian Design Rules for vehicle frontal protection systems,” Minister Gay said.

The current NSW-only rules were enacted in January, 2003.

“I have genuine concerns that people have purchased bull bars in good faith and are now subject to a police compliance campaign,” Minister Gay said.

A local property owner, who didn’t wish to be named, said the situation is “disappointing” but at least the Minister has taken action.

“The whole original situation coming to light via police booking people and not an actual campaign by Roads and Maritime Services is disappointing,” she said.

“Most of the information has come from social media, with other disappointed people posting and reporting information regarding defects on five-post bull bars.

“As an owner of a five-post bull bar why should the fault be on me? I purchased the bar with our new vehicle, which was fitted and passed for rego before I had the keys.

“If the bull bars haven’t been compliant since 2003 why are they still manufactured and passed for rego?

“I’m guessing it will be expensive to fix if we have to remove it and replace with another type of bull bar.”

The concerned landholder said safety was her biggest concern when purchasing the bull bar and it has been well “worth the money”.

“My husband was heading to work early in the morning and hit a large buck kangaroo, without such a well made bull bar, our utility would have been a write-off,” she said.

“When we were looking to purchase the bar we wanted something to protect our new vehicle and us.”

Any owners who are unsure or who have already received a defect notice for a bull bar they believe should be exempt, should then have their vehicle inspected at an RMS Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station.

The relevant agencies have been made aware of the Ministerial Order and will work to address outstanding infringement notices.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

in 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Brakes on bull bar blitz

Queanbeyan Yowies to start women’s state league finals campaign

Queanbeyan Yowies women’s state league assistant coach Emma Anderson.THE Queanbeyan Yowies women’s side will aim to make their first ever NSW State League grand final when they take on the Newcastle Hunters in semi-final action at the Maitland Federation Centre on Saturday.
Nanjing Night Net

They played their best season since 2011 in finishing second on the ladder and suffering just two losses, and assistant coach Emma Anderson believes her side is in the best position it has been to win a maiden title.

It will be a must-win game, and Anderson said her women were confident, despite losing to Newcastle a fortnight ago, but inflicting minor premiers Coffs Harbour’s first loss in two years.

“We’ve always bombed out at the semi-final stage, so this year is the chance to win the first game and make it to the grand final,” she said.

Besides Tegan Kettles, who has moved to the USA on a college basketball scholarship, the Yowies will be at full strength.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

in 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Queanbeyan Yowies to start women’s state league finals campaign

Feels like home …. Oak LeaPhotos

Feels like home …. Oak Lea | Photos FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.
Nanjing Night Net

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

MOVING ON: Lifeline Central West CEO Alex Ferguson is selling Oak Lea, a 113-hectare property south of Bathurst that he has called home for the past 12 years.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

TweetFacebookAs part of our Feels Like Home property feature we’ll be taking a look inside some of the city’s premier properties and talking to the families who live there.

A RARE chance to secure prime grazing land at The Lagoon has come up, but the present owner won’t be going far.

Lifeline Central West chief Alex Ferguson and wife Ceilia have purchased the property next door and are selling to make the move.

Bathurst Real Estate’s Julian Stambe has listed Oak Lea at Tannis Mount, 2044 Lagoon Road, for offers over $990,000.

It’s a 113-hectare (281-acre) parcel and comes with a three-bedroom, two-bathroom and double garage homestead, as well as a machinery shed which even has its very own granny flat. There’s also a large hay shed, stables, chook pen and large cattle yards.

Just a 20-minute drive for Bathurst, Oak Lea presently runs cattle, and all 11 paddocks are superbly fenced with the 13 dams effectively drought-proofing the property.

Mr Ferguson said he purchased Oak Lea 12 years ago after looking around for more than six months for something suitable.

“We were after 30 acres with a home that needed renovating and established garden,” he said. “But we got 280 acres, a new home and no garden.

“I started with a bulldozer and put the dam in front of the house, which is spring fed and was able to capture the best views in the region.

“We’ve never been short of water, even in the worst of droughts. The house has a 25,000 gallon drinking water tank.

“A lot of our time is spent living on the balconies, but we love the garden and our orchard has 70 fruit trees planted with just about everything known to man.”

Mr Ferguson said the property would be suited to anyone heading towards retirement or looking for a weekender.

“All the hard work has been done and the house is very solid,” he said. “I just love this part of the world and it’s so close to town, 17 minutes to be exact. But it’s not as though we are leaving, we’re only moving next door.”

Mr Stambe said he believes The Lagoon area is “underrated … big time”.

“The price point is fantastic because a property like this just down the road at O’Connell would be listed at $1.5 million. You really have to see what it’s like out there to realise the potential the area has,” he said.

Julian says the main bedroom at Oak Lea has a walk-in robe and en suite, with other bedrooms being double in size.

“The kitchen has all the electric appliances you could ever want, with a near new wood heater to warm the house for the colder months,” he said.

Feels Like Home … The Elms at Wentworth EstateFeels like home … built to perfectionFeels like home … Blue Ridge Drive sophisticationBruce Bolam’s new CBD Apartment_____________________________________

Do you have an amazing home?It doesn’t matter what kind of house you have – whether is architecturally designed or a straw house you built yourself – we’re keen to take a look inside. If you would like to have your house featured in Feels Like Home contact chief of staff Brian Wood on 6330 2323 or email him on [email protected]南京夜网.au

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

in 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Feels like home …. Oak LeaPhotos

Liberal Party backs Josh Morris for Western Victoria

Nanjing Night Net

Josh Morris.

THE Liberal Party has chosen Josh Morris to be the new Liberal candidate for the Western Victoria Region.

The Party’s Administrative Committee endorsed the 31-year-old on Monday from a field of 12 candidates.

Mr Morris is currently the Mayor of the City of Ballarat, the youngest person to ever hold that position.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen as the new Liberal Party candidate for the Upper House seat of Western Victoria,” Mr Morris said.

“As a husband and father of four children, I understand the challenges facing families, balancing the household budget and wanting the very best in community in which to raise your children.

“As part of Denis Napthine’s team I will be working hard to represent the views of the many communities across the Western Victoria Region.

“In the lead up to the November election, I will be reminding people that only the Napthine Government is delivering for all Victorians, particularly those in rural and regional areas.”

Having been pre selected Mr Morris will need to broaden his scope and interest beyond Ballarat to take in towns including Ararat and Stawell.

He has confirmed he will step down as Mayor of the City of Ballarat to become the Liberal Party’s candidate.

Mr Morris, who was elected to City of Ballarat in 2012, said he has had the privilege of working with an incredibly passionate and driven group of councillors during that time.

“As a group we have achieved great things for the local communities where we live and raise our families,” he said.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

in 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Liberal Party backs Josh Morris for Western Victoria