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RESTRICTIONS on road trains accessing abattoir and feedlot facilities in the Cowaramup area are due to be lifted as early as next week according to the Augusta-Margaret River Shire.
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The restricted access for vehicles over 19 metres for North Treeton road transporting cattle to the Western Meat Packers Group processing facility has been in place for two weeks.

Western Meat Packers Group chief executive officer Andrew Fuda told Farm Weekly the company were working with the Department of Main Roads and the Augusta-Margaret River Shire.

“We are working with them collaboratively and positively to develop and implement the best possible solution for industry, the company and ratepayers,” Mr Fuda said.

“It had been a great result for the business.

“No truck over 19m was able to access the roads, as it had its Restricted Access Vehicles (RAV) access was removed (from the RAV network) due to an incident – we since have worked through that and the RAV will be back online.”

As described by Main Roads; RAVs are vehicles that exceed a width of 2.5 metres, a height of 4.3 metres, a length of 19 metres for a vehicle combination, a length of 12.5 metres for a rigid vehicle and a gross mass of 42.5 tonnes must only operate on roads approved by Main Roads.

As livestock carriers servicing the area came under this classification, those carriers over 19m were unable to access a number of roads in the area, including; Rosa Brook, Jindong-Treeton and North Treeton roads.

To overcome the issue, livestock were transported in smaller road trains, under 19m in length.

While the road access into Western Meat Packers was impacted, Mr Fuda said business was unchanged.

In 2008 contractors worked with the Western Meat Packers to fund an upgrade of the road accessing the abattoir for $200,000, to make the road a high standard to allow road trains to access the abattoir.

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Country road lined in gold CLASS: Travis Collins has been nominated for six golden guitars.
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BIG NIGHT: Lyn Bowtell has seven chances to win a golden guitar, making her the most nominated artist this year.

UNDERDOG: Katie Brianna has been recognised for her wonderful second album, Victim or the Heroine.

FAVOURITE: Kirsty Lee Akers has a massive chance to win best female artist. Picture: Gareth Gardner

INSPIRING: Catherine Britt is nominated for her fundraising single F U Cancer. Picture: Simone De Peak

TweetFacebookHard Light. Collins is also in contention forheritage song of the year with Troy Kemp (Hometown Calling), song of the year with Damien Leith (Call Me Crazy), video of the year (Call Me Crazy) and single of the year (Just Another Girl).

“With these six I’ve been nominated 18 times in total, but I’ve never walked away with one,” Collins said.“I’d like to hope that this January I might be able to bringone home and it’s more of an award for everybody around me, not just myself.

“A lot of the people I know have a hand in selecting these finalists.I’ve looked up to them for so long, soit means a lot to me.”

Bowtell has five nominationsfor hercollaboration with Kevin Bennett and Felicity Urquhart. The albumBennett Bowtell Urquhartis in contentionfor best alternative country album, country album, best group or duo, heritage song (Goulburn Valley Woman), best bluegrass recording (I Hear Them All)and APRA songofthe year(Goulburn Valley Woman).

Bowtell has another two chances to win bestvocal collaborationfor her songsBartender Blueswith Adam Harvey andF U Cancerwith Newcastle’sBritt,Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Josh Pyke, Wes Carr, and Wendy Matthews.

“You kind of think you’ve got enough odds in there that you’ll at least win one, but you never know,” Bowtell said.“It really is an honour to be nominated for that many. To me it says the industry are liking what I’m doing and the fans will hopefully too.”

Travis Collins – Just Another GirlKurri Kurri-bred songstress Akers is also considered a massive chance to finally win best female artist after the breakthrough success of her Country ARIA No.1 album Burn Baby Burn. It’s been 10 years since the then 18-year-old won the Star Maker competition and nine from when she claimed her only golden guitar for best new talent.

An outside chance of a golden guitar is Elermore Vale’sKatie Brianna, whose sophomore record Victim or the Heroinewill compete with Bowtell for best alternative country album. It comes a decade after her only other nomination.

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Rising star heads east Sean O’Sullivan trains with the Sydney Roosters first team.
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The Penrith Panthers junior fielded offers from several NRL clubs after an electric 2016.

He signed for the Roosters in the middle of sitting HSC exams at Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown.

TweetFacebook Sean O’Sullivan signs with Sydney RoostersPictures: Sydney RoostersAt a time when most Year 12 students were completely focused on the HSC, Sean O’Sullivan was steeling himself for the hardest decision of his young career.

Before sitting a single exam, the Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown graduate was putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Sydney Roosters.

It formally endedsix years with the Penrith Panthers, where O’Sullivan guided his team to become national junior champions last year.

“It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” he confessed.

“I’ve been playing with all those boys since I was 12 or13, and they’re all my best mates so it was a sad decision. But it was probably the best decision for my football.”

The move was the final actof an unforgettable yearfor O’Sullivan.

In 2016, he represented NSW in a victoriousunder-18s State of Origin match, scored18 points for Australian Schoolboysin a 50-26 win over England Academy, and was named NSW Rugby League’s junior player of the year.

An electric seasonculminated in O’Sullivan fielding offers from several NRL clubs.

The Glenmore Park Brumbies junior said he decided to remain in Sydney to beclose to his mum, dad and sister.

He was able to enjoy two days ofschoolies between preseason commitments – but he said training with the first team hasbeen “the best experience ever”.

“When I first went in there I was nervous, shy; I had just turned 18 and I was training with my idols,” he said.

“The first week or two I was in awe of all of them. But now I’m really comfortable around them. It’s been great, I’ve learned so much already.”

Sean O’Sullivan, with fellow Patrician Brothers Blacktown students Michael Tupou and Josh Curran, after being selected for the Australian Schoolboys Rugby League team last year. Picture: Geoff Jones

O’Sullivan said he’snoticed improvements in his fitness, strength and confidence by pitting himself against some of the biggest names in rugby league, including Jake Friend and Blake Ferguson.

He’s already been named in a 25-man NSW under-20s training squad, but said securing regular game time in the NYC Holden Cup washis sole focus for this season.

“I just want to play good football really, and all the other stuff will take care of itself,” he said.

“I don’t really try and set myself specific goals because I feel like it could distract me.

“I just try to stick to the process and take every game as it comes.”

Though he seemingly has the world at his feet now, O’Sullivan is already planning for his career after professional football.

He will study a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) at university, having done well in the HSC and makingthe principal’s honours list.

Patrician Brothers rugby league head coach Matthew Hartigan had plenty of praise for his “super impressive” former student.

“Sean has all the attributes of a leader and the whole Patrician Brothers Blacktown community is extremely proud of everything has has achieved to this point,” Hartigan said. “We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Sean.”

The teenager said his coaches and teachers all helped him reach the point he’s at now.

“The whole school was awesome to me, helping me out with my education and my football,” he said. “I wouldn’t be the player that I am without Patrician Brothers.

“I love the school and I’ll forever be in debt to it.”

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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann with McIlroy Auto Group’s Derek McIlroy.The Mcilroy Auto Group initiative to hold a number of events to support the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation has reaped dividends.
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Travis Head signing autographs at the Cricket4Cancer day.

On Wednesday, January 25, the Crickert4Cancer project raised more than$5000, due to the appearance of Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann and state cricket captain and Australian one day player Travis Head.

Both were involved in a T20 Game Day held at Encounter Bay Cricket Club.

More than 100 childrenturned up on the day to take part in the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy coaching clinic and hundreds of families attended to enjoy the fundraising food festival and watch Darren Lehmann’s XI take on Travis Heads’ XI in the T20 charity match with Travis ‘s team taking out the winning title.

The $5000 takes Mcilroy Auto Group to a total raised of $28,457 so far this year, which will more than cover the $25,000 running costs for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.

Cricket4Cancer is a project which has been also based on the running of three major events.

The T20 Game Day experience, a sportsman’s lunch held at the Hotel Elliot and a golf day at the McCracken Golf Club.

Cricket4Cancer has attracted not just Darren Lehmann and Travis Head to these major fundraising events, but Shaun Tait and Wayne Phillips, bothformer Australian Test and onecricket stars, have been in attendance.

The profile of Cricket4Cancer has been boosted by attracting these superstars of cricket to the region.

Full credit is attributed to the work of Derek and Kirsty McIlroy and Wayne and Danielle Weise to make all this happen.Mcilroy Auto Group would like to thank everyone for coming and enjoying the day especially Darren Lehmann and Travis Head.

The event couldn’t have taken place without key sponsors Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy, Encounter Bay Cricket Club, South Coast Realty, Notable Imprint, SA Design and Print, Smart Bar and the volunteers from the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.

For more information, please visit梧桐夜网cricket4cancer南京夜网419论坛or call Danielle Wise @mcilroyautogroup on 08 8552 1255.

The Cricket4Cancer series is a crescendo of Fleurieu fundraising events headlined by cricketing greats such as Darren Lehmann and Travis Head.

The main objective behind Cricket4Cancer is to raise the running costs for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation which equates to approximatley$25,000 per annum. For more information, visit Cricket4cancer南京夜网419论坛 or facebook: Cricket4Cancer

The Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation’s principal purpose is to provide cancer patient transport to and from Adelaide for chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other related cancer treatments, which is not currently supported by the South Australian Government.

Volunteers are the backbone of the foundation and are critical to running the daily door to door transport service.Mcilroy Auto Group is a proud family owned automotive dealership founded in 2006 and located on Adelaide Road, Victor Harbor.

McIlroy Auto Group houses Toyota, Mitsubishi and Hyundai automotive brands and is renowned for award winning service and customer satisfaction.

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