Around the Region: Berrigan crash, extra holidays and more

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Berrigan crash

A 30 year-old man is in a serious but stable condition at Albury Base Hospital following a crash north of Berrigan on Friday evening.

The man’s car is believed to have crashed in to a tree about 10pm Friday.

His car was not found until just before 10am Saturday.

Emergency service worked for two hours to remove him from the car.

Extra holidays

Students at Moama Anglican Grammar will be granted an extra week of school holidays because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Principal Carmel Spry said the school was following advice from the NSW Government relating to the extended break.

The school said it agreed with the decision due to the complexities of being a border school and the isolation requirements of staff and students living in Victoria and NSW.

Victorian students were expected to return to the classroom this week, but their holidays have been extended.

There is speculation Victoria will return to remote learning.

Running for re-election

At least four of the nine Campaspe Shire councillors are considering running for another four-year term ahead of the local government election on Saturday, October 24.

Mayor Adrian Weston and Councillors John Zobec, Annie Vickers and Vicki Neele have indicated they will put their hands up for the postal vote.

Councillors Daniel Mackrell and Leanne Pentreath said the jury was still out, and councillors Leigh Wilson and Neil Pankhurst said they would be passing the baton.

Auscott for sale

One of Hay’s largest employers and community benefactors, Auscott, is for sale. 

Managing director and CEO Ashley Power said Auscott Limited offers significant scale, vertical integration, experienced management and reputation developed over 57 years in the Australian cotton industry.

The portfolio comprises large vertically integrated cotton production, processing and warehousing assets, with complementary classing and marketing operations.

Mr Power said the investment opportunity includes 22,000 hectares of developed irrigation land and more than 143,000 megalitres of water entitlements.

With a presence across three major cotton growing regions (Namoi, Macquarie and Murrumbidgee), the extensive assets are complemented by a strategic ginning network of five advanced gins, capable of processing more than one million bales. 

In addition, there are two warehousing operations and a classing laboratory all supported by an established domestic and international marketing business.

PwC Australia has been mandated as lead financial advisors and is running the open and transparent sale process. First round offers are due on Wednesday, August 12.