RTC to have its own internet revolution

Actually it will be more of an evolution than a revolution, but that doesn't make for such a compelling headline.

We are quite attached to our computers here at the RTC internet cafe, but with six years of solid serfvice behind them, they are getting a little eccentric and starting to show their age.  It's time to revamp this valuable service and with the generous help of local computer expert Dave Hall, we can all look forward to a faster and more efficient experience.

News and Reflections for the Council Desk

The Mount Alexander Shire Council Budget has just been published for 2009/10 and contains a number of items relevant to Newstead and surrounding settlements.  These include:

Geoff Park wins prestigious prize

Newstead's Geoff Park has won Australian science's most prestigious award, a Eureka Prize.

Announced in Sydney on 18 August at a star studded dinner, the prize is for Research for an Interdisciplinary Team.

Geoff was part of a team to develop the prize winning INFFER (Investment Framework for Environmental Resources) project which helps work out how best to invest money for the greatest environmental outcomes in rural areas.  Geoff and Mark Park were at the dinner when the award was announced.
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Newstead Live Earlybird Tickets

Newstead Live musical festival will be held from 22 to 25 January 2010.

Early bird tickets are available for $55 (save $20) until 30 September 2009.
Jan 22nd through to Jan 25th 201

Tickets and general enquiries: Newstead Rural Transaction Centre, 45 Lyons Street, Newstead, Phone 5476 2360 email to:

General and performer enquires call Andrew Pattison on 5425 5400

CFA Fiskville training cancelled

Apologies to all, the training was cancelled at short notice.
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