At heart of Power

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At heart of Power ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Port Power celebrate after they defeated the Demons during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Fans look to get a vantage point of the match during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Darcy Byrne-Jones of Port Adelaide is tackled by Bernie Vince of the Demons during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: A general view during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Oscar McDonald of the Demons is challenged by Jarman Impey of Port Adelaide during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Alex Neal-Bullen of the Demons is challenged by Travis Boak of Port Adelaide during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Port Power celebrate after they defeated the Demons during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Brad Ebert of Port Adelaide is challenged by Max Gawn of the Demons during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Hamish Hartlett of Port Adelaide kicks the ball during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: A general view during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Alex Neal-Bullen of the Demons looks to control the ball during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Christian Petracca of the Demons handballs during the round 10 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at Traeger Park on May 28, 2016 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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The Barton needs you

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Greens candidate, Tamara Ryan, Residents and political figures willgatheron the grounds at the Hall interchangejust outside the ACT tomorrow at 7.45am,to launch the much anticipated social media campaign for the Barton Highway Community Action Group.
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In the lead up to the launch, Sophie Wade of the Duplicate the Barton Highway Community Action Group and her family organised a drone to capture footage and aerial shots of traffic on the Barton Highway’s ‘mad mile’ – the place where around 12,000 motorists take to the road each day.

Rory and Sophie Wade with John Flemming. Photo: Jessica Cole.

The footage will be used in the intense media campaign to bring the ‘Barton issue’ into the gaze of the Eden-Monaro’s federal candidates.

The Barton Action Group has been crowdfunding for months, all in an attempt to make the Barton Highway a forefront issue in the July election.

Over $3000 has been raised for the campaign and, since the launch this morning, residents will begin to see the tag ‘Duplicate the Barton Highway’ on the bumper of thousands of cars as well as posters dotted along the stretch of road.

Ms Wade said the efforts made by the community is to make the federal government take the Barton Highway seriously.

“We’ve been a safe seat for 20 years and we have got nothing but idle promises. Eden Monaro is only held by 1000 votes,” Ms Wade told Fairfax.

“It’s trench warfare and the trench for Eden Monaro is definitely the Barton Highway. If they don’t address the Barton Highway they’re conceding defeat.”

Only weeks ago, Mike Kelly was favoured to win the bellwether seat, the latest polling, however, has showed Peter Hendy closing into equal favourite with Kelly to win Eden Monaro, according to sportsbet南京夜网419论坛.

Last Monday, May 23, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Mike Baird flew into the seat of Eden-Monaro with bags of cash to splash on local projects, which has helped boost Hendy’s chances of retaining the seat. The Barton is yet to see a penny.

“Mike Kelly is the punter’s choice to win Eden Monaro, but the high profile visit from the Prime Minister and Premier shows the Liberal Party will not let this seat go lightly, with both candidates now neck and neck at $1.87,” sportsbet南京夜网419论坛’s Ben Bulmer said.

Both heavyweight parties are yet to commit any funding for the highway despite being described by Mr Kelly as the ‘link’ for the Eden-Monaro.

Greens candidate, Tamara Ryan, in a surprising announcement on Monday, has declared her commitment to fully duplicate the Barton Highway and to investigate long-term public transport additions along the route.

Greens candidate, Tamara Ryan, is ready to duplicate the Barton Highway.

The 26-year-old Candello woman told the Tribune that a real solution is needed to save lives, not more band-aid fixes.

“More and more commuters and heavy vehicles are using the Barton each year, yet under successive Labor and Coalition governments, much has been promised but we only ever see piecemeal solutions at best,” Ms Ryan said.

“Patchy fixes on dangerous stretches have happened but the real solution – a full duplication and the inclusion of good public transport linkages with the ACT – seem to have been repeatedly put in the too hard basket.”

Ms Ryan believes taxing high income earners more would ensure funding for projects such as the Barton.

“Greens continue to call on the LNP and ALP to commit to the $284 million [now $800 million] for full duplication promised by Howard in 2007, not merely the ‘upgrades’ suggested by Mike Kelly. Those who commute between Canberra and surrounds are fed up with being told we can’t afford to invest in their safety. Greens say, we can’t afford not to!

“I support the impressive grassroots work done by the Barton Highway Action Group, and stand in solidarity with their launch this week,” concluded Ms Ryan.

John Flemming’sl drone out in full force on Tuesday. Photo: Jessica Cole.

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Local housing crisis

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The Yass housing crisis is shutting almost all people on income support out of the private rental market. Photo: Getty. The Yass housing crisis is shutting almost all people on income support out of the private rental market, according to a snapshot from Anglicare’s annual Rental Affordability survey.
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The study, in its seventh year, surveyed 34 properties advertised for rent in the Yass region in terms of affordability, which is up to 30 per cent of disposable income. It also looked at the appropriateness to accommodate the required number of people.

The survey found only 18 properties that were affordable and suitable for couples receiving benefits for two children. Most distressingly, singles and single parents were completely locked out of the private rental market.

Anglicare Manager of Housing and Social Services, Toni Reay, said the undersupply of affordable rentals in Yass was very concerning, particularly as it affected single parents and their children who were struggling with the threat and stress of homelessness.

“The housing affordability crisis is taking a huge toll on individuals and families in our community. It’s a problem that can no longer be ignored,” she said.

“What we are seeing is young people and single parent families severely impacted by the lack of suitable housing options across our region. Our work with single women, single men and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness shows us that appropriate, secure and affordable housing is the basic foundation for their well-being.”

Comparing 2015 data to 2016, there was such a decrease in the affordability for singles on aged pensions and couples on aged pensions that unlike previous years, they are now no longer able to find accommodation.

Ms Reay fears the number of people living in poverty and crisis in the Yass region will continue to rise if the issue is not addressed.

“We continue to see community members – in particular single parents receiving parenting payments and couples with one or two children on low incomes – severely impacted by the lack of suitable housing options. There is an urgent need for an effective approach towards funding affordable housing in Australia,” she said.

Alfred McCarthy from the Rae Burgess Centre in Yass said the housing situation has been the same for many years.

“The cost of housing in Canberra has a huge effect on Yass,” he said.

“The problem is that rental properties cost more because of the proximity to Canberra, which reflects back on people being unable to meet the rental costs because of demand. This then creates challenges for the Rae Burgess Centre.”

The Rae Burgess Centre assists with accommodation options for women, men and families who reside in Yass or the catchment area and have become homeless due to domestic violence or other reasons.

The centre advocates and negotiates on behalf of people facing homelessness due to domestic violence or other issues including representation to Centrelink or landlords, court support and referral to other agencies.

“There are two sources of accommodation options we work with. The Argyle housing is a not-for-profit, which helps to find properties for housing commission. We also work closely with local agents who are really helpful,” he continued.

The Rae Burgess Centre, based in Banjo Paterson Park, operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am until 4pm. There is no on-call service outside these hours.

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Author’s tips for reading to children

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SPECIAL GUEST: Children’s author Ursula Dubosarsky visited Kurri Preschool last week.The Kurri Kurri community was treated to a visit from award-winning children’s author Ursula Dubosarsky last week.
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Dubosarsky visitedKurri Preschool and a number ofother schools in the area.

The visit was organised by Karen Bruce from Kurri Library, using funding from the Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

Dubosarsky was also the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner for Kurri Preschool, held at KurriBowling Club on May 24.

She spoke on the topic“Why do children want to read?… And what you can do to help”.

Her main points were:

– Children want to spend time with you, their parent, and a story generally gives them your undivided attention for the time it takes.

– Reading aloud to your children does pay off in the long run. Even if the child is slow learning to read, once they do start,they will rapidly improve, so stick with it!

– Don’t feel you have to read every word if the child doesn’t have the patience for it – ad-lib or talk about the pictures.

– Choose books with fewer words – often this is a sign that the author has thought deeply about their message and condensed it into fewer words.

– Let children choose their own books on topics they are interested in. The best way to do this is through regular visits to the local library.

– You can also choose some books for your child – books that you loved as a child, or “classics”, beautifully illustrated books, books that address something that is happening in their life or books that you know you will enjoy reading.

The dinner provided a great opportunity for preschool, school, health services and community to discuss reading and how to foster it in Kurri.

“It was so much fun, we’re planning to do it all again in twoyears’ time,” Kurri Preschool directorJannelle Gallagher said.

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Coastal students take win in finals

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WINNERS: Division one boys Grand Final – Don College defeated St Patrick’s College. Picture: Basketball Tasmania. Two North-West basketball teams have taken out a statewide competition on the weekend, showing the dominance of Coastal talent once again.
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Don College and Marist Regional College were the two most successful teams, taking out the boys and girls championship.

Don College went up against St Patrick’s College in the Division one boys final on Sunday.

The Coastal side were too strong for the Launceston based school in an exciting and high quality game.

Marist Regional College were the victorious team in the Division one girls final.

They went up against Guilford Young College in the decider with the Hobart based side proving to be a challenge.

But the Coastal girls were too strong, making it two wins for the North-West in Division one.

The North-West also had success in the Division two competition as St Brendan Shaw College were victorious in the girls championship.

CHAMPS: Division one girls Grand Final – Marist Regional College defeated Guilford Young College. Picture: Basketball Tasmania.

The girls went up against Launceston’sNewstead College in the final on Sunday and made it three wins out of four for the Coast.

It was all Launceston in the Division two boys competition as Launceston College took the win over Newstead College in the decider which was surely a great rivalry.

Devonport hosted theTasmanian Secondary College Basketball Championships last Saturday and Sunday, with 31 teams competing in 64 games of basketball.

Held by Basketball Tasmania, itinvolved 15 schools from across the state.

They wenthead-to-head for the chance to compete as a state representative side at the National Schools Basketball Tournament held in Melbourne during December.

Representing the North-West wereDon College, Hellyer College, Marist Regional College, St Brendan-Shaw College and Burnie High School.

The two day event gavean insight into national and international basketball leagues, and gave playersthe chanceto improve their skill set.

The championship event wasshared between Coastal venues at the Devonport Basketball Stadium and at the East Devonport Recreation Centre.

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Racing: falls part of sport

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No-one wants to witness a pile-up such as the one which had six apprentice riderseither hospitalised ortreated by ambulance officers at Taree Wingham Race Club’sTAB meeting last Monday.
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Unfortunately, race falls happen and it is probably due to the compulsory protectivegear worn by jockeys that more serious results are minimised.

Leading apprentice jockey Samantha Clenton,on Port Macquarie four year-old greygelding Bazza’s Boy,was about to try to add to her 81 victories so far this seasonwhen her mount crashed.

Another five apprentices, two of their mounts also crashing over Bazza’sBoy, had varying injuries as a result.The worst, besides Clenton, was Jackson Murphy on Blinkin Rules.Onlythe Saturday before, he had celebratedone of his best days at the track with a winning doubleat Kempsey’s TAB meeting.

Injuries after fall: Injuries have been a source of angst recently but the racing fraternity agree falls are part of the sport.

Clenton’ssurgery entailed herclavicle being fixedwith a plate and screws and shehasfurther problems with her left knee.Murphy, apprenticed to Wauchope trainer Grant Prosser, had internal injuries, and wasadmitted to John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, close to his parents who live nearby.The others were either treated at hospital or given treatment for minor injuries.

Unfortunately, Bazza’s Boy, trained by Jenny Grahamand owned by Wauchope’s DaleMiller, who was trackside, was humanely euthanased.The gelding was promising as a middle distance galloper after a close fourth over1800m in a Highway race at Royal Randwick on February 13.

It hasn’t been a happy season for Miller who lost promising Lightning Striker, trained by Graham,in atrack accident,she also losing promising Deceptive(four wins).

Breeding successKrambach Race Club committee man, Peter Killen, a successful racehorse owner priorto retiring as a teacher, started his hobby breeding career on a winning note with thefirst of his progeny, three-year-old filly Capital Magic, scoring at her fifth start for abig contingent of local owners.

“She missed the kick and still won,” he said of the $13 chancetrained at Taree by BobMilligan and ridden by Grant Buckley.He thought she may have been short of a run but the filly made good ground from lastat her first start from a spell to score by a half length.

Killen mated his Taree winner Firefly Magic with Recapitalize and the result proved agood result at his first breeding venture.He has another two by Haslington out of the mare at home and might beon theverge of having a dynasty of winners.

Kempsey trainer Barry Ratcliff was vindicated forkeeping four-year-old gelding LikeMy Brother in his stable, despite the galloper kicking him and putting his life at risk.He had the last laugh, although still nursing an injured kicked leg, whenthe galloper scored by a long neck at $6 at Taree.The lightning blow was dealt a couple of months ago but Ratcliff, a hardy fellow atmost times, thought little of the injury until things started to go wrong.His leg swelled to such a degree that doctors had no hesitation in placing him inhospital. The result was “about 400 stitches”.

He said the win would allow him to “pay the nurses a sling and the doctor’s bill”, hebeing a part owner.“The result was that the horse nearly killed me,” said Ratcliff.

The trainer bought the gelding–“not a bad maiden”- off the internet for $5000 butthe near $18,000 prize money so far is bound to soothe things, bank and injury wise.

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The cash windfall following the NSW state government’s better taxation policy forthe state’s racing fraternity has resulted in Racing NSW calling for 27 new positionsto ensure the ongoing production of qualified racecourse curators.

Taree and Port Macquarie clubs will benefit from having new positions created towork in turf management and green keeping.

Apprentice sports turf management/greenkeeper;Cert III 4 year apprenticeshipsoffer unique career opportunities and information can be obtainedfrom Racing NSW on 9551 7568 from Mark Brassel or the clubs involved.

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Racing returns to Bushland Drive Racecourse this Friday for an eight-race TABmeeting, featuring the Wingham Cup.

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Stalks and screenings

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Row spacings will be the feature of a project conducted by a Birchip Cropping Group researcher funded by a scholarship.Research breakthrough
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Monash researchers have discovered a new mechanism that enables plants to regulate their flowering in response to raised temperatures.

The finding could potentially lead to the development of technology allowing plant breeders to control the physiological response of plants and mitigate the impacts of warming temperatures.

The Monash team led by Associate Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian made the discovery by applying a combination of genetic, molecular and computational biology experiments to the flowering plant Arabidopsis.

Research scholarships

TWO young researchers have won scholarships allowing them to manage grains research projects of their own this year.

Sebastian Ie and Jessica Lemon, both research officers at Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) in Victoria have won Williamson Foundation scholarships worth $30,000 each.

These funds will enable them to design and deliver research projects in their first year of employment at BCG.

Mr Ie’s project will see the establishment of a paddock-scale field trial investigating precision agriculture and variable rate nitrogen application.

As part of the project, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology will be used to collect data, and the value of this technology will be assessed.

Ms Lemon’s research project will seek to determine how stubble grazing influences the growth of barley sown on three different row spacings.

Viterra appointment

Viterra has appointed Jo Klitscher as its eastern region operations manager, encompassing eastern South Australia and western Victoria.

Ms Klitscher has been with the business 17 years and was most recently operations co-ordinator in the Thevenard region on the Eyre Peninsula.

Chickpea research

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is hoping two wild relatives of chickpeas will be able to provide clues to find genes resistant to the damaging root lesion nematode.

USQ has brought in two ancient varieties of chickpea from Turkey to search for suitable genetic material.

Both the old varieties have strong resistance to root lesion nematode, which can cause a great deal of damage to grain legume crops.

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Dan Mortimer tips fellow Orange junior James Maloney to star in Origin I

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BACK IN THE DAY: James Maloney, pictured playing for SJS in the under-8s, will get another crack at Origin.
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RUGBY LEAGUESURELY there’s nothing worse than being a New South Welshman living in Queensland come State of Origin time.

Particularly over the course of the last 10 years, with the Maroons successfully claiming nine of the series on offer.

Surely.

Not according to Orange product Dan Mortimer.

The former CYMS gun has been with the Gold Coast Titans since the middle of the 2014 season and with the state allegiances in the Titans squad, he says, split virtually right down the middle, being a Blue in enemy territory isn’t all that bad.

“You’d think it would be,” Mortimer laughed.

“But there’s a heap of NSW guys up here as well. We’re going ok.”

The Blues take on the Maroons in game one of the 2016 series at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight and Mortimer was particularly pleased with the inclusion of one of his former teammates and another Orange product in James Maloney.

Maloney first played junior league with St Joseph’s Sheahan in the early 90s while his father Brian captain-coached CYMS’ first grade side.

The now Cronulla Sharks five-eighth forced his way back into the Blues side after debuting in 2013 before missing out on both the 2014 and 2015 series.

Mortimer says Maloney is primed to fire, he even went as far as predicting the Blues to win by two points on the back of a Maloney penalty kick late in the series opener.

“He’s underrated if you ask me,” Mortimer, currently recovering from hamstring surgery, said.

“He cops a lot of flak for his defence but he gives it everything he has and he’s just a champion bloke.

“You only have to look at how the Roosters are going this year to see how much they miss him. He’s on fire for the Sharks and he’ll be eyeing off a good game on Wednesday night.”

Even with Josh Dugan being ruled out through injury, Mortimer says the inclusion of Josh Morris benefits the Blues as a whole, with the likes of Dave Klemmer, James Tamou, Paul Gallen, Andrew Fifita and Wests Tigers skipper Aaron Woods forming an intimidating prop rotation for Laurie Daley.

“I really like this year’s team,” Mortimer said.

“The halves are in form and the pack has matched it with, if not out-played Queensland in the last couple of series.

“They’re a champion side, that Queensland team, and they’ve played a lot of footy together.

“I’d have had Josh Morris in the team from the start. We don’t lose anything with him there and he’s done the job on Inglis and their gun outside backs in the past.

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Wheels in motion for ‘sky bike’ highways in Melbourne’s CBD

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An artist’s impressions of a proposed raised cycle highway for Melbourne’s CBD.
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One-metre buffer for cyclists would make roads less safe: police

A radical plan for a $100 million ‘sky bike’ super highway for Melbourne CBD cyclists is being examined by the Andrews government’s chief infrastructure adviser.

Infrastructure Victoria has floated a major plan to extend a network dedicated to bike corridors, including “grade separated” raised sections allowing cyclists to quickly and safely travel through and across the city.

In a major report examining dozens of major project options, Infrastructure Victoria predicted the controversial idea would cut traffic congestion, freeing up space for public transport.

“The provision of bicycle highways, especially if they are physically or grade separated, is likely to encourage new cycling trips by cyclists of varying ability and reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities related to crashes.”

It follows concerns that Melbourne’s bicycle corridors end abruptly on the city’s edge, with cyclists facing a dangerous journey into the heart of the business district.

Although cycling infrastructure is less expensive than other forms of transport, the report warned retrofitting an “elevated veloway” could be costly, with an added risk of conflict between growing numbers of commuter cyclists and motorists.

“There may be a more crashes involving cyclists with the growth of commuter cycling, particularly in the areas beyond the upgrade infrastructure,” the report said.

It remains unclear which streets through the city could be used for the bicycle highways.

In 2014, a consortium including Federation Square co-designer Donald Bates and Pacific Strategies director Mike Potter released a plan for a 1.7 kilometre raised “veloway” that would run about 10 metres above the ground, spanning six major intersections from Princes Bridge to Southern Cross Station.

An assessment by economic consultants Deloitte and engineering advisers Aurecon, suggested a more extensive network of cycle paths through the city would cost about $100 million.

But the assessment, commissioned by Infrastructure Victoria, said the idea would not make a significant contribution to meeting the state’s overall transport needs in the future.

The idea is also being examined as part of the government’s “Plan Melbourne” strategy. It found bike transportation played a major role accessing CBD jobs. Under the idea, “strategic cycling corridors will provide separated priority routes into and around the central city that support high volumes of cyclists of all abilities”.

VicRoads has also completed a Strategic Cycling Corridors project, which is due for release later this year.

Although Melbourne boast it is the world’s most liveable city (at least according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s measure), when it comes to cycling infrastructure it is well behind other major cities.

Copenhagen, regarded as one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the world, recently completed its Cykelslangen, or Cycle Snake, an elevated orange bike lane that winds its way over the harbour.

Copenhagen, well known as a cycle-friendly city, has recently opened elevated bike lanes.

And last year London Mayor Boris Johnson announced a Cycle Superhighway plan to create a network of segregated bike lanes with dedicated traffic signals.

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards said the Infrastructure Victoria proposal was a sign that bikes were moving into the mainstream of planning for economic development.

“Infrastructure Victoria is thinking big, and realises that the benefits of bikes comes from major, cor-ordinated and sustained investment rather than the piecemeal approach that has prevailed to date,” he said.

Infrastructure Victoria was set up by the Andrews government to “ensure initiatives are planned with transparent, independent and expert infrastructure advice”.

But a spokeswoman for Roads Minister Luke Donnellan appeared to dismiss the cycling highway idea, saying “while IV (Infrastructure Victoria) looks at options, we’re focused on our priorities”.

“We’re establishing the $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrians Fund to invest in new, dedicated cycling and walking facilities across Victoria to help keep bikes and pedestrians away from traffic,” she said.

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Inverell Business Awards gala night: mega-gallery

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Inverell Business Awards gala night: mega-gallery Sister Coral Hedley accepts the award for Best Not-for-profit Business for Rural Outreach and Support Services from Laurie Bullock.
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Master of Ceremonies, Peter Caddey.

Inverell Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Courtney Pay.

Kate Ottewell of BEST Employment.

Rob and Carolyn Palmer and Julianne and Chris Rodgers.

Darren Finn, Tania Archer, Peter McMahon and Ean Muhs.

Steve and Amie Johnson, Tammy McCann, Debbie Viney and (front) Deni Ellis and Leslie Lowe.

Sarah Kennedy, Penny Brown, Katelyn Muggleton and Shannon Marks.

Pete Sunderland collects the Sportsman of the Year award for his son, Dylan Sunderland.

Darrell Kachel received the Services to Sport Award.

The Dust Jacket received a High Commendation for Business 4-6 Employees from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

John and Beth Camilleri receive the award for Business 1-3 Employees from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

Kate Debreceny receives the award for Best Business 4-6 Employees on behalf of Inverell Fishing and Hunting from Andrew English.

Miles Devlin accepts Highly Commended award Business 7+ Employees for LJ Hooker from Inverell mayor Paul Harmon.

Print Fresh received a High Commendation for Business 7+ Employees from mayor Paul Harmon.

David and Debbie Traynor of Regional Finance Solutions 7+ Employees award from mayor Paul Harmon.

Tanya Fox accepts a High Commendation for Not-for-profit Business from Laurie Bullock.

Peter Kearsey accepts a High Commendation for Not-for-profit Business on behalf of Northaven from Laurie Bullock.

Sponsored by Danthonia Designs, the Meals on Wheels received Highly Commended award from Tony Fishley.

Tony Fishley presents the award for Best Not-for-profit Organisation to Di Baker, for Operation Operating Room, of which she is president.

John Scoble presents the award for Best Apprentice to Courtney Harrison, standing with Annie Kenny, who was also nominated.

Mayor Paul Harmon presents the award for Best Young Employee to Britt Turner-Conley.

Michael Ryan presents a High Commendation Employee award to Tania Archer of Northern Inland Community College.

Michael Ryan presents a High Commendation Employee award to Gretchen Sloman.

Michael Ryan presents the Employee of the Year award to Grant Walker of Dieselequip.

David Risby presents the Best Employer/Supervisor award to Joy Payne.

McLean Care’s Gail Ting (left) and Rose Wild (right) present a High Commendation award to the Nourish Bar Project.

McLean Care’s Gail Ting (left) and Rose Wild (right) present a High Commendation award to Out the Back Cafe.

McLean Care’s Gail Ting (left) and Rose Wild (right) present the award for best Food and Hospitality to Freckles Cafe.

McLean Care’s Gail Ting (left) and Rose Wild (right) present a High Commendation award IN Hair and Beauty to Salon Expresso.

McLean Care’s Gail Ting (left) and Rose Wild (right) present the award for Hair and Beauty to Shabu Salon’s Coral Whitbred, Ian Hooker, and Casey Lea.

On behalf of the Kurrajong Re-enactment Committee, Kim Blomfield accepts the Outstanding Achievement award from John Watts.

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