Year of anguish for Saints coach

LONG ROAD BACK: North Wagga co-coach Nathan Dowdle (left) undergoing assessment by physio Matt Turnbull. Dowdle has been sidelined indefinitely with a calf problem following knee surgery. Picture: Peter Doherty
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Year of anguish for Saints coach North Wagga co-coach Nathan Dowdle discusses his knee and calf problems with physio Matt Turnbull. Pictures: Peter Doherty

Physio Matt Turnbull assesses Nathan Dowdle’s injuries.

Physio Matt Turnbull assesses Nathan Dowdle’s knee and calf problems.

North Wagga’s Nathan Dowdle gets some good news from physio Matt Turnbull.

Physio Matt Turnbull puts Nathan Dowdle through his paces.

Nathan Dowdle tests out his right calf under the watchful eye of physio Matt Turnbull.

Nathan Dowdle tests out his right calf under direction from Matt Wallis.

Nathan Dowdle tests out his right calf in a bid to begin preparing for next season.

Nathan Dowdle

Matt Turnbull and Nathan Dowdle discuss Dowdle’s recovery from knee surgery.

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NBN tower off course

UNTOUCHED: The Mount Beauty golf course will remain as it is. Ericsson Australia has withdrawn its application to build a National Broadband Network tower on the course. Picture: KYLIE ESLER THEproposal that a National Broadband Network tower be built on Mount Beauty golfcourse has been quashed.
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Ericsson Australia withdrew the application to buildthe NBN tower at that location and will look at installing it on Bogong High Plains Road instead.

Ericsson Australia said on behalf of NBN Co that the tower could co-locate its antenna onto the existing SP Ausnet smart meter tower.

At the new proposed location, the NBN tower will provide improved internet coverage and minimise radio interference.

Alpine Shire Council planning and amenity manager Nick Vlahandreas said he was pleased with the news.

“Council has always suggested the SP Ausnet smart meter tower as the preferred location,” he said.

“However we were informed in the beginning there were problems with the radio frequency.NBN Co has been given access to a new frequency and that enables them to co-locate without any interference.”

Mr Vlahandreas believed the community would welcome the news.

“Submissions we had received in favour of the tower were all about NBN coming to Mount Beauty,” he said.

“The co-located infrastructure means NBN will still be coming to Mount Beauty without the addition of another tower.”

The possibility of the NBN tower being built on the Mount Beauty golf course was flagged in May.

Applications for a tower in Tawonga are still proceeding and MrVlahandreas said the council had received objections to that application as well as support.

“We will go though the usual process of negotiation between the applicant and objectors on that,” he said.

A planning forum will be held over the next three weeks for submitters, the applicant and Alpine Shire councillors.

Mr Vlahandreas saidit was proposed the tower would be located on some farm land on the western side of the Tawonga township, between the high voltage power lines and the native forest.

It is about 400 metres from the closest residence.

In July, Mount Beauty and Tawonga residents initiated a petition against the proposed NBN towers on change.org andreceived more than109 signatures.

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New blue for Greenbushes walk trails

Greenbushes Discovery Centre Chairman Pat Scallan has been busy on weekends upgrading the posts, signs and trail indicator markers on the Greenbushes Walk Trails.
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THE Greenbushes Walk Trails are being upgraded with new bright blue posts, trail indicator markers and signage.

Greenbushes Discovery Centre Chairman Pat Scallan has finished installing the new posts and markers on the Mining Heritage Walk and will soon begin upgrading the New Zealand Gully and Greenbushes Loop walk trails with assistance from volunteers.

The new A4 size safety warning signs will replace damaged or missing signage on the walks.

The upgrade project has been made possible with funding from a Community Grant awarded by the Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes.

The$1865 grant awarded in 2014 was used for the purchase of signage.

The Greenbushes Discovery Centre committee, which develops and maintains the walk trails, is keen to get feedback from walkers about the new directional posts, markers and signage.

The Greenbushes Walk Trails provide hours of enjoyable outdoor fun for the whole family with the one hour mining heritage skirting forest around the town boundaries with stopping points at an old tunnel and several mine shafts dating back to the early 1900s.

The two hour New Zealand Gully Walk takes in picturesque water bodies on the eastern side of the South Western Highway and the Greenbushes Loop takes walkers past the Greenbushes Pool and Mt Jones Dam to connect with a co-joined section of the Bibbulmun Track.

The Greenbushes Pool Boardwalk and Heritage Amble are two shorter walks which also prove popular with visitors.

Information and brochures about the walks are available from the Greenbushes Discovery Centre and local businesses or on the web at 梧桐夜网greenbushesinc.asn419论坛.

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