MILLTHORPE MATTERS - Autumn colours are a winner

CLASSIC EVENT: Eight members of the Sydney Youth Orchestra performing outside Angullong cellar door.
CLASSIC EVENT: Eight members of the Sydney Youth Orchestra performing outside Angullong cellar door.

April's Autumn Colours Set to Music

Local long-time farmers reckon that if April comes in fine and dry, those weather conditions will hold until Anzac Day, and that proved to be true.

Virtually no rain was recorded for April, the days were warm and sunny, and a couple of frosts brought on the glorious range of autumn colours.

The well cared-for gardens, the street trees and verge planting, have added to the visual pleasure of a stroll around the village.

On Sunday May 2nd, people passing the historic Angullong Cellar door would have heard music as beautiful as the autumnal setting.

Closer investigation would have found eight members of the Sydney Youth Orchestra playing in the courtyard.

What a treat to the senses and an honour for the village.

Underpass Upgrade at Last

The long-awaited upgrade to the railway underpass connecting the village to Forest Reefs Road is making great progress.

Council advises that the installation of the new kerb system and pedestrian pathway barrier fence will necessitate the closing of the underpass to traffic for a fortnight from May 10th, traffic diverted along Glenorrie Road.

It will be worth the wait once the much safer accommodation of both vehicles and pedestrians is completed.

Photographs Sought

The Village image gallery is being updated. If you have any high-resolution photos taken around Millthorpe and district you are invited to share these for village promotion.

Please contact if you would like to contribute your photographic artistry.

Skate Park Expansion

The long planned for Junior Skate Park at Redmond Oval in Millthorpe is at an exciting stage with Council ready to seek quotations for its construction.

This project was identified in several Council plans and under the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 3 it was successful, the announcement made by member for Bathurst, the Hon Paul Toole MP.


After a thorough 'autumn clean', and some tweaking of seating and softening of the lighting, the Railway Hotel has re-opened under the new ownership of the Cochrane family.

If the evening of Friday April 30th is any indication, the locals and visitors gathering in considerable numbers gave it a resounding endorsement.

It is anticipated that the Commercial Hotel will also soon reopen after refurbishment, adding to the Millthorpe's attractions.


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