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2019 SCIENCE AND INNOVATION AWARDS

Applications are now open in the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Those aged 18 to 35 can apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. There are 13 industry award categories available: cotton, dairy, eggs…

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Profile: Janine Lea-Barrett

Janine Lea-Barrett is a Chair, Board member and Executive/Senior Leader with more than a decade of board level experience across the mining, construction, asset management and agribusiness industries.Janine’s qualifications are in the areas of engineering, business, strategy and risk management and her experience includes roles at various mines as a Superintendent/ Manager covering construction, asset management and compliance. Janine joined…

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Orana becomes centre for renewable energy output

Announcement of a wind farm which will generate an estimated 1000 megawatts has the power to confirm the Orana region as a hub for renewable energy. The Liverpool Range Wind Farm, between Coolah and Cassilis in the Warrumbungle area, will feature 267 turbines, making it the largest of its kind in Australia. Approval for the Epuron-owned project was granted by…

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Air travel to Cobar needs to be reinstated

Reinstating air travel between Cobar and Dubbo should be a major priority for the two communities, RDA Orana executive officer Megan Dixon said. Flights between the regional centres ceased late last year, but it’s important to maintain that connection. “Unfortunately, Air Link, a subsidiary of Regional Express (Rex), could not continue flights between Cobar and Dubbo,” Mrs Dixon said. “However,…

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A quarter of Cobar’s workers don’t live in the town

More than a quarter of Cobar’s workforce don’t actually live in the town, with 27 per cent of workers travelling from outside the mining community to their workplace. Some workers live in nearby communities such as Nyngan, Narromine and Bourke while others travel from as far away as Armidale, Orange, Wagga Wagga and Townsville. Figures released by the Australian Bureau…

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Opportunity to connect and collaborate

RDA Orana executive officer Megan Dixon said the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub provides an ideal platform for industry to grow and thrive through technology, collaboration and innovation. “Effective knowledge sharing is fundamental to a thriving, resilient and productive economy. The NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is a NSW Government initiative which connects industry, research organisations and government,…