Grand plans for hostel: Word in the Streets

What is going to be going on this block? Find out this Saturday. Photo: John Snelling

What is going to be going on this block? Find out this Saturday. Photo: John Snelling

This Saturday, October 26, you have a chance to visit Burrowa House as Boorowa Hostel Inc celebrate their open day, the facility being open 10am to 3pm.

Boorowa Hostel Inc will conduct tours of the facility, including Burrowa House and the one bedroom cottages above Burrowa House itself. Some of these one bedroom units are currently available.

Boorowa Hostel Inc is a real Boorowa success story and they're definitely not resting on their laurels, planning a major extension. These plans will also be on view with a powerpoint presentation running on a continual loop.

This exciting development plans for eight additional beds to be available in the extension taking in the area between Burrowa House north to Jugiong Street, construction is scheduled to begin early 2020.

Very exciting developments to take in, and while there, help out by buying a raffle ticket, sausage or simply have your face painted.


Word has it that Boorowa will be invaded tomorrow, Friday, October 25. That's right, hordes of kids, parents, cars and buses will converge on the Showground for the Annual Touch Football/Netball Carnival.

In excess of four hundred teams have entered, but the organising team under Julie Harton remain cool (at least on the outside). Always a great day, always well run, always fun.


Following the drug related deaths of six young people at music festivals, Coroner Harriet Graham has come down with some rather radical recommendations.

Parents of young people expect their loved ones to come home after a great day/night out - they don't expect a knock on the door with police bearing bad news. Drugs are a scourge we would prefer our young people to do without.

Harriet Graham's recommendations include decriminalisation of personal drug use, criticism of police drug searches and banning of drug detection dogs. Surely we should be coming down hard on people pushing and using drugs, not overturning years of tough action on drug use and supply. On reading Coroner Harriet Graham's recommendations, I wonder if she is the mother of teenage children.


A very good number of interested community members rolled up last Thursday night to form a working group organizing the 150th Year Anniversary of Boorowa Central School. At this stage it is planned to celebrate this milestone in September 2020, but the actual date has to be clear of school or community related influences.

Chris Coble and Tammy Poplin are the two main contacts, the school, on 6385 3009 will be up to date with information. At this stage, help get word out that this celebration is being planned and ex-students, teachers, ancillary staff, relatives of past students should be told.


Fabulous bush poets Mel and Susie are currently doing the rounds of Hilltops schools presenting their unique touch on bush poetry and conducting poetry workshops, which hopefully encourage the kids to have a go. Mel and Susie will be at Boorowa Central School at 9.15am and St Joseph's Primary at 2pm on Tuesday, October 29.

Mel and Susie are brilliant entertainers, bringing much laughter to their audiences and Boorowa is lucky to be able to take in a special concert this Saturday, October 26, 7pm at the Ex-services Club - don't miss them.