April 2021 – Rainfall by Chas:

28.5 mm for April bringing the progressive total to 278 mm for 2021. This compares to the same period last year of 95 mm for April with a progressive total of 238.5 mm.

As of the 28th April 2021 Lake Bellfield is holding 44,950 ML or 57 % full compared to the same period last year of 47,050 ML or 60 % full. The total system is holding 163,410 ML or 29.16 % full compared to the same period last year of 166,580 ML or 29.73 % full.

Mount William received 66.4 mm for April. The highest temperature of 24.8 C was recorded on the 3rd of April and the lowest of – 0.5 C was recorded on the 21 st of April 2021. The highest wind speed of 94 km/h was recorded on the 11 th April 2021.

Cheers – Chas.

Budja Budja Neighbourhood House is running First Aid and CPR training during 2021. Booking is Essential please call Alison or Lee-Anne on 03 5356 4751 option 3.

2021 Dates:
Monday 22nd February 2021
Monday 12th April 2021
Monday 7th June 2021
Monday 9th August 2021
Monday 4th October 2021
Monday 6th December 2021
Time: 9am to 3pm
Cost: CPR HLTAID 001 $65
First Aid HLTAID 002 $155
BYO: Lunch

Can you help

Grampians Textures 13 – 18 March 2021 – Cancelled Still planning to run Grampians Brushes 11 – 16 September 2021

We are looking for several more classroom in Halls Gap for us to run our workshops from. We are looking for large rooms, these might be large lounge/living room rooms in a holiday house, a play room or recreation room. We will need to have exclusive use of the space for the duration of the workshop ie students need to be able to safely leave their workshop space set up overnight. Use of a toilet and somewhere to make tea and coffee. We take great care of the spaces we use and make sure that we don’t have anything that might be messy in private house etc. We run lots of different workshop such as embroidery, knitting, weaving, illustration, botanical drawing that are very tidy sort of workshops. If you think that you might be able to assist and would like more information please contact 0428825971  / textures@grampianarts.com.au

Marion Matthews
0428 825 971

The Halls Gap Community Garden if free for all locals.  There is a small and dedicated volunteers who need some more help.  If you love to garden or would like to learn more please consider volunteering at our community garden.   In particular we need help with weeding and watering.

Kellie Soule from the Grampians YHA has volunteered to co-ordinate the Community Garden. For all enquiries, contact her on 5356 4544 or 0448 371 189 or at grampians@yha.com.au


Have you ever wanted to join a book club.  Well here is your chance.  The Halls Gap Book Club are looking for new members.

The group meets at 7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Budja Budja Neighbourhood House.  Our interesting and diverse book selections are sourced through the Wimmera Regional Library Corporations book-club reading list. Cost is $3.00 per month (10 months for the year).

Monthly book discussions are informal and enjoyed with a light supper.  New readers are always welcome.

February’s Book is thriller “King Of The Road” by Nigel Bartlett.  “When David’s 11-year-old nephew goes missing and he finds the finger pointing at him, he has no choice but to strike out on his own – an unlikely vigilant running away from the police and his own family, and towards what he desperately hopes is the truth about Andrew’s disappearance.”

For more details contact Lee-Anne at Budja Budja Neighbourhood House on (03) 5356 4751 and press 2 or email neighbourhood.house@budjabudjacoop.org.au