In the service of Ratepayers and Residents of Julatten and MT Molloy

Heritage Trail Planning Day

A modest yet lively group assembled on Father’s Day morning in August to undertake the much-anticipated Heritage Trail Planning exercise. The session was facilitated by Dr Wendy Seabrook, whose consultancy Learning from Nature, is focussed on low-input productive landscapes. Wendy led a brief introduction and orientation to how the day might unfold. The three stages of the design process involve: visualising what our goals and aspirations are for the site surveying and assessing the site combining these two frameworks into…

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Council visit to Babbler Hill

On a hot Dry afternoon a delegation of Councillors and CEO Peter Franks rolled in for a visit and orientation to Babbler Hill. The Councillors–Nipper Brown, Lenore Wyatt, and Mary Graham–were returning from an inspection trip to spectacular Mt Spurgeon, and were appreciative of the cool coconut water and shade provided at Babbler Hill. Rupert Russell gave a bit of history to how Babbler Hill came into being. He noted the section of plantings that had been tenderly nurtured by…

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General Meeting: 2017-08

The General Meeting at Molloy on 10 Aug 2017 was a well-attended and lively affair. We thank in particular Alan (Nevo) and Lesley Neven for attending and updating folks about the Friends of Molloy Cemetery project. Please see the draft minutes and Financial report attached for more details. Minutes_201708-draft jamarr-treasurer-report-201708

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Friends of Molloy Cemetery starting strong

(An update on progress provided by Cr Lenore Wyatt) I wanted to update you on the progress we are making in the Mt Molloy community in relation to the cemetery.  I’m really happy to say that the community have taken this on with both hands and I really interested in looking after their cemetery in conjunction with council. The main contact for this pilot project is Alan Neven 0427 405 320 (Nevo) as he prefers to be called. We met with…

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Heritage Trail Planning Picnic

Pre-planning session success

An enthusiastic group gathered at the Rifle Creek Campground to start the planning process for Mt Molloy’s Edible Heritage Trail. This was the first chance that Dr Wendy Seabrook of Cooktown’s Hill Top Farm had a chance to walk the trail and have a think about how it could be nudged toward a more interesting and productive ecosystem. Wendy has been studying a low-maintenance/high-yield form of cultivation that produces food forests. When they are fully established, these forests are largely…

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Officers for 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Committee

JAMARR turned the wheels on another year and came up with the goods for our 22st JAMARR AGM. The day before Good Friday was always going to be hard to pull a crowd, yet pull we did. (Shown above, R-L: Rupert Russell, Gerda Domen, Julie Nolan, John Brisbin) The serving officers stood down and were thanked for their service. Of special note our beloved and long-serving President, Ken Brown, has decided to step off the Committee this year and has…

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Food and Heritage Trail Project gets funding

We’re pleased to say that the FRRR (Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal) has approved a JAMARR funding application to help improve the amenity of the walk between the Rifle Creek Campground and the village. The idea is to improve the walking track and plant out layers of food and forage plants along the way. Our region has layers and layers of cultures on it, starting with the Muluridji people who have been living here for thousands of years. Then came…

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Welcome to 2016 Committee

A lively crowd of locals turned up for the 21st JAMARR AGM on Thurs night in Molloy. Despite a few flu-based apologies and conflicted schedules we enjoyed surpassing our quorum and carrying on with business as expected. The serving officers stood down and were thanked for their service. Of special note our beloved and long-serving Treasurer, Theresa Brown, has decided to step off the Committee this year and will focus her formidable energies and skills on other activities in the…

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