Transforming Regions program – Information evening 16 February, Oaklands

The Transforming Regions Development Program is a free six-module program designed to assist farming and regional businesses in the Federation Council area achieve long-term profitability and sustainability. It will be presented by Dennis Hoiberg, Lessons Learnt Consulting, focussing on mindset and the skills required in business.

An introductory meeting will take place at Oaklands RSL and Bowling Club, 21 Buller St, Oaklands, NSW, on Sunday 16 February at 6:30 pm, with a light dinner provided. Please RSVP by 13 February to assist with catering.

About the Transforming Regions program:
Transforming Regions is a six-module program helping participants to acquire practical skills that can be applied to both personal life and business, with coaching, mentoring and support provided. The program consists of specific work modules supported by podcasts, webinars and monthly resources. While the final program will be determined in consultation with participants, topics likely to be covered include;

  • Understanding individual and shared values and strengths and their application to your personal life and business
  • Positioning your business to thrive
  • Shaping your future and managing change
  • Managing finances
  • Managing relationships
  • Operational planning processes and management mechanisms

The program is open to people employed in farming or regional businesses transacting within the Federation Council region of NSW.

To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Lessons Learnt Consulting Pty on phone 1300 365 119, email or download the Transforming regions flyer 2020.

The Transforming Regions Development Program is funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program, in conjunction with Federation Council

The Big Community Muster

Many of our community’s farmers are facing some of the driest conditions in Australia’s history.

To provide an opportunity for our farming community to share experiences and discuss ways to build on our inherent resilience, Riverine Plains Inc has joined with a number of other organisations in sponsoring a series of information forums that aim to provide practical insights to support farmers in preparing for the future.

The Big Community Muster Events will be held from Sunday 24 February – Friday 1 March at locations including Oaklands, Deniliquin, Hay, Condoblin, Nyngan, Baradine, Rowena, Moree, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Tamworth and Scone.

The Keynote Speaker at each event will be Dennis Hoiberg from Lessons Learnt Consulting, along with Gerard O’Brien from RSM Australia and Alister Bennett from ANZ.

For further information, please download The Big Community Muster Invite 2019

Oaklands Powerline Safety Workshop – 26 September

Riverine Plains Inc, along with SafeWork NSW and Essential Energy are hosting a Powerline Safety Day, near Oaklands on Tuesday 26 September, 2017. 

The workshop will be held from 9:45 am – 12 midday at Burrongong, 4011 Federation Way, Oaklands, NSW.

Topics Include:

  • How to protect you and your employees this harvest
  • A powerline marking demonstration
  • Legal requirements

Morning Tea and a BBQ lunch will be provided.

NSW Attendees are eligible for a $500 rebate on farm safety purchases.

For enquiries, please contact Anne-Marie Bourchier on (02) 6035 4280

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Fiona Hart at Riverine Plains Inc on 03 5744 1713 or email For further information, please download the Powerline Safety Workshop Flyer



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