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The Nannup cycling trails a step closer

Plans to make Nannup a world-class cycling mecca has moved closer after the state government announced it would contribute funds to launch a trails project. The WA Government has partnered with the Shire of Nannup to establish the South-West town as a trails hub for cyclists and committed $15,000 from the Forests Product Commission and $133,000 from Lotterywest. The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup. The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices. The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to WA's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies. Shire of Nannup president Tony Dean said the project would enable Nannup to work towards its goal of becoming the South-W..

Plans to make Nannup a world-class cycling mecca has moved closer after the state government announced it would contribute funds to launch a trails project. The WA Government has partnered with the Shire of Nannup to establish the South-West town as a trails hub for cyclists and committed $15,000 from the Forests Product Commission and $133,000 from Lotterywest. The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup. The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices. The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to WA's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies. Shire of Nannup president Tony Dean said the project would enable Nannup to work towards its goal of becoming the South-West's cycling central and a dedicated trail town. Mr Dean said Nannup was well positioned with the river, great scenery, hills and connectivity to neighbouring towns to promote cycling as an economic driver and social stimulator for the town and region." It is expected the masterplan will take six months to complete and a further 12 months to construct the trails once funding was secured. "The trails will be located at Tank Seven and Tank Eight to the east of the Nannup town site," Mr Dean said. "There will be approximately 30 kilometres of networked trail that will be a combination of endure, cross country and downhill." Mr Dean said the potential of cycling as an economic stimulator was immense, due to its proximity to Margaret River, and once the Busselton Margaret River Airport was open for commuters it would open up new markets for adventure tourism. "In the past year Nannup has seen a trails transport company open business, three cafes change hands that cater to cyclists and a bike hire and maintenance shop commence trading." Forestry minister Dave Kelly said the Government was extremely proud to be part of this project that will help drive tourism in Nannup supporting the local economy and jobs. "Forestry, alongside tourism and other industries, contribute to the economic diversity of regional communities and ensure they remain strong," he said. Parliamentary secretary to the minister for forestry Chris Tallentire MLA said as an avid cyclist himself, he was excited to see the development of a cycling masterplan and could not wait to explore more of this beautiful region. "Cycling and spending time in natural areas, like WA's forests and plantations, is a great way to connect with others and improve health."

Plans to make Nannup a world-class cycling mecca has moved closer after the state government announced it would contribute funds to launch a trails project.

The WA Government has partnered with the Shire of Nannup to establish the South-West town as a trails hub for cyclists and committed $15,000 from the Forests Product Commission and $133,000 from Lotterywest.

The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup.

The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices.

The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to WA's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies.

Shire of Nannup president Tony Dean said the project would enable Nannup to work towards its goal of becoming the South-West's cycling central and a dedicated trail town.

Mr Dean said Nannup was well positioned with the river, great scenery, hills and connectivity to neighbouring towns to promote cycling as an economic driver and social stimulator for the town and region."

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Uni student’s survey aims to help boost lamb survival

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. “One in five lambs born in Austra..

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. "One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said. "Our research aims to better understand how those losses occur and to develop knowledge and tools that will help producers improve animal health and boost lamb survival." READ ALSO: Walgett's Jill Roughley, runs her property with guts and determination The survey is available online (www.surveymonkey.com/r/ lambsurvey) and sheep producers are invited to take part in the research until Saturday, August 31. Participants must be producers currently involved in the sheep industry either as farm owners or managers in NSW; must have ewes lambing on their property annually; and must have at least 50 sheep on their property. The survey builds on Miss Kopp's earlier field studies focused on nutritional supplementation and milk production. Data from the study will contribute to research on animal welfare, animal nutrition and sheep production.

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep.

Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies.

Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous.

The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production.

"One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said.

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Margaret River’s women in wine head to New York

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. “It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community,” she said. “Theirs are excepti..

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. "It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community," she said. "Theirs are exceptional stories that deserve to be told and celebrated." More than 35 Australian female wine producers have been invited to the invitation only event, which will be live streamed back to Australia via the Australian Women in Wine's Facebook page. More information on the Australian Women in Wine Awards can be found at WomeninWineAwards.com.au.

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17.

Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year.

Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson.

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