Archive for the ‘Vision 2020’ Category

PULSE OF THE EARTH – A Festival of Regeneration.
The “Pulse of the Earth” Festival will be held in Bingara on September 6,7 & 8. This promises to be a major event for our town and shire and an engaging and festive start to a new spring season. The Living Classroom will host the event, presented by Bingara and...
Farmer with rock star history to speak at Vision 2020 AGM
Vision 2020 will have its (very belated) Annual General Meeting upstairs at the Roxy, on Thursday 14th February commencing at 5pm.  We were focussed on the December “Concert for the Farmers” when our AGM should have been held last year.  Guest speaker will be Andrew Farriss, renown singer/songwriter with INXS.  Andrew purchased...
Christmas concert triumph
An estimated crowd of 750 people gathered on Gwydir Oval at Bingara last Thursday night for a Christmas Carnival with a difference, and they were not disappointed. John Schumann and Shane Howard on stage at the ‘Concert for the Farmers’. Chairman of Bingara and District Vision 2020,...
Drought brings help from musicians
Bingara and District Vision 2020 President, John Bishton, has announced that Shane Howard (Goanna) and John Schuman (Redgum) will be giving a free concert at Bingara on Thursday 6th December, as part of their “songs that changed a nation” tour. The concert will coincide with and will be part of...
Display for the Fader Emporium
Vision 2020, in conjunction with The Carbon Farm & The Living Classroom has taken a three month lease on part of The Fader Building, including the two northerly windows. The purpose is to create wonderful display space for the many great things which are going on in our community, and...
Our future is a journey
This vision is written from a perspective of what the district will be like in the year 2030. To understand it, readers will need to imagine that the year is 2030. A critical key to success lies with our people. Individuals have changed, but we retain a strong sense of...
The ‘Wider Gwydir’ 13 years on
For the last two years Vision 2020 has been working with communities throughout Gwydir to generate ideas for the future of our shire. This process has included the Wider Gwydir ‘Summit’ held in Warialda, Shopfronts in Bingara and Warialda, the ‘Presidents’ night in Bingara, community training with Amanda Cahill and many...
Community comes together with focus on future
‘Community works best when people meet to plant trees beneath whose shade they will never sit!’ -Anonymous, Ancient Greece. Perhaps the above quote, translated by guest presenter Paul Dawson, best summarised the ‘Disruption, Change and Opportunity’ Workshop held at the Roxy Theatre in Bingara last Friday. It was an all-day event...
Award winning Film Maker to feature at Future Making Event
Damon Gameau is an award-winning Australian actor who has appeared in a range of productions. As a Director he was the winner of Tropfest in 2011, and ‘That Sugar…’  Film marked his first feature length film. The film is now the highest-grossing Australian documentary of all time and has had...
“Disruption, Change and Opportunity” – are you prepared?
‘There are those who make things happen, there are those who watch things happen, and there are those who say, “What happened?”!’ This quote, attributed to Mary Kay Ash, explains the way we humans face the future. Some of us take on the challenge to create the future. We are...