Local News - Wednesday 8th of December

8 Dec 2021 6:51 AM | Anonymous

Local News for Wednesday the 8th of December.

There were five new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District to 8pm on Monday.

- 3 cases are from Port Macquarie and 2 are from Coffs Harbour.

- 2 cases were acquired overseas, 1 is a household contact of a confirmed case and 2 cases are under investigation.

There are no local hospital cases and there are 51 active cases throughout the MNCLHD

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The latest SPORTS FIELDS UPDATE has all fields in Kempsey open,

the Villages – All open, except Freddo

and South West Rocks – Closed

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Kempsey Shire Council is sponsoring a series of free screenings of the Black Summer & Beyond documentary at Majestic Cinema Kempsey,

with 2 sessions screening tomorrow, Thursday, at 9.30am & 3.45pm.

Tickets are free at the cinema, online reservations are available but will attract an automatic booking fee.

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Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey has announced that Kempsey will benefit from funding as part of Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects

through the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

The Slim Dusty Centre is the recipient of $186,000 to improve and develop arts and cultural facilities in the

Macleay Valley, with the investment helping to boost the local tourism industry.

The funding will deliver a fit-for-purpose Regional Art Gallery, a larger performance space to support performances, school events and activities

an additional fit-for-purpose performance/event space, an Art Lab to support professional development/art workshops/residencies and upgrades of existing AV equipment

and other event equipment to support touring performance needs.

The Slim Dusty Centre is one of 60 recipients sharing in more than $6 million across the state to support the development of new and upgraded cultural infrastructure

and equipment for museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries and Aboriginal Keeping Places.

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Farmers and interested organisations in the Cowper electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $23 million available as part of the

Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Program, with applications now open.

Pat Conaghan, the Federal Member for Cowper, said the competitive grants process will trial and demonstrate land management practices that support drought resilience

through practices that can help farms manage during, and recover more quickly after drought by maintaining strong groundcover helping the soil to absorb and hold more

water for longer to protect it from erosion and weeds..

Mr Conahan said the program is looking for projects that provide trials and demonstrations farmers can learn and then apply on their own farms.

The grants process is open until 11 January 2022 with Grants of $500,000 to $1 million available.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/

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