MUSTERING UP HELP

EACH YEAR THE MAROOTA MUSTER draws large crowds from The Hills and beyond to enjoy great food and festivities. It was wonderful to see this year was no different with various stalls and entertainment provided by local individuals and organisations. I thank all who were involved in this well-loved fundraising event and I look forward to next year’s one.

The NSW Government’s My Community Project Grants Programme has been announced with four groups receiving funding including the Community Defibrillator Project, Wisemans Ferry which was awarded $35,000 for the purchase of public access defibrillators and community education.

Veterans in Hawkesbury are set to benefit from a new guide designed to help them compare and match their skills from military service to jobs within local councils. The NSW Local Government Rank to Grade Guide maps out how positions within the Australian Defence Force align to NSW Local Government job grades. For more information drop into your local council or head to www.vep.veterans.nsw.gov.au

With the bushfire season officially underway, now is an important time to think about your bush fire survival plan. Talk with your family about your plan of action during a possible fire; where you will go, what you will take and how you will ensure the safety of animals. If you have access to a computer and you would like a convenient and easy way to plan for your family, visit www.myfireplan.com.au.