Bush adrenaline

The rush of adrenaline is often felt in the Heart of NSW with some of the most heart
pumping events literally on the doorstep of our homes.

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Lake Cargelligo Solar Thermal Plant

Importance of solar energy • Solar power is expected to have the greatest growth of many renewable energy sources. • Solar power is better able to match demand profile. • Solar power is considered to have lower environmental impact. • Solar technology matches the geography of many of the developing economies and is suitable for 50% of the globe. Why …

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Fish and other aquatic life in Lake Cargelligo and the mid-Lachlan

When people think of Australia’s inland rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin they commonly default to carp, cod and yabbies, but there’s a lot more going on once you take a look beneath the surface. Because Lake Cargelligo is a shallow area with a great deal of habitat diversity, it functions as a fish nursery for the Lachlan catchment, and this …

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Beginner’s guide to bird watching

Lake Cargelligo is the place to start when on the hunt for the most species sighted or rare and threatened birds! But for anyone with an appreciation for birds, in particular waterbirds, Lake Cargelligo is one of three noteworthy lakes.

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Pelicans at Lake Brewster

Renowned naturalist David Attenborough documents some of the animal world’s most intriguing and surprising evolutionary traits and behaviours. His latest documentary featured the pelican breeding event at nearby Lake Brewster after the 2016 floods. The word for pelican is gulambali in the local Wiradjuri language (Gulambali Wibiyanha Galingga: pelican sitting on the water) and these majestic birds of the sky relied …

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Feeding frenzies!

Recent surveys of both fish and birds in and around Lake Cargelligo by local ecologist, Dr Adam Kerezsy from Dr Fish Consulting, and Dr Jo Lenehan, Lachlan environmental water manager, are helping to develop a more complete picture about how the lake contributes to the ecological health of the whole Lachlan valley

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Bush adventure

Bush adventure is part of daily life here in the Heart of NSW. With such a large area to explore it is best to plan your trip but be prepared that you might encounter wildlife, farm machinery and drovers moving mobs of cattle on horseback. Exact geographical centre of NSW, 42km west of Tottenham. A cairn marks the exact geographical …

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Bush sports

The Heart of NSW is home to many great bush sporting events like gymkhanas, sports days, rodeos, cutting competitions and picnic race meets, all of which are held annually in our towns and villages. Tottenham and Tullibigeal host annual gymkhanas where the horse andrider are put to the ultimate test of balance and control with flag, bendingand barrel races. Gymkhanas …

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Farm life

Whatever your need while visiting the Heart of NSW, you will receive professional advice and assistance from the locally owned and operated business communities. Lachlan is home to many traditional farming cultures and is one of the largest grain producing areas of NSW. It is a rich agricultural area and in addition to grain, is a significant producer of sheep, …

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Bush nature

The Heart of NSW landscape varies from
fertile meandering river country, inland
lake systems and flat prime agricultural
land making Lachlan something of a dream
destination for birdwatchers.

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Drought continues

History of Drought in NSW During the second half of the 19th century increased population and droughts led to increasing the intensity of farming and attempts to ‘drought proof’ agriculture through the expansion of irrigation. 1895 – 1903 – Federation Drought 1937 – 1945 – World War II Drought 2001- 2010 – Millenium Drought While there are localised drought events …

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Funding for Booberoi Woolshed

State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced that the historical Booberoi Station Woolshed near Euabalong will receive $100,000 in funding “The project will enhance local and regional heritage skills through the integration of a training program for local youth into the building conservation program, as well as being a case study for a UNSW School of Architecture course with a …

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