Vision 2020 update

February 14, 2012

Senator’s speech supports The Living Classroom in Bingara.
NSW Senator John Williams, in a speech to the Senate last week, highlighted the importance of the Living Classroom Project underway in Bingara as

“…a forward-thinking program that is going to deliver so much, not only for their local community but also for our country,..…vital to the future of agriculture in the country”.

“It will educate so many of our young farmers and present farmers, and it will be a showpiece of what to do for sustainable farming around our country and right around the world.” Senator Williams said.  Follow the link to read the full transcript of Senator William’s speech.

As work progresses on the Project, more opportunities are being identified and more partners brought on board. “Few rural communities have the chance with the right land, the right Council, and the community support, to advance a Project like the Living Classroom,” said Bingara and District Vision 2020 President, Rick Hutton. “Here in the Gwydir Shire we have these in abundance, with the Automotive Trade Training Centre in Warialda and the Hospitality Trade Training Centre attached to the Roxy in Bingara all progressive and timely enterprises,” he said.

Bingara is about to engage in some promotion in another way as well. The reprint of the Bingara Tourist Brochure “imagine” will take place soon. “We have received quotes for the re-print,” said Rick Hutton, “and will be seeking local and regional advertisers soon.” Interested businesses should contact V2020 Vice president, Erik Ozols on 67241629.

Sunday March 4 is National Clean-up Australia Day. Vision 2020 has selected the Gwydir River shoreline from Hall’s Creek to the Bingara Golf Course as their registered area. Supporters, young and old are invited to help with the clean-up from 9;00am. The Bingara Lion’s Club will conduct a sausage sizzle for the workers from 11:30am in Cunningham Park.

Submitted by V2020 President – Rick Hutton Ph: 0428 255380