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Old 14-12-10, 11:41
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Corowa Project 30
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 490

It is now 13 weeks until Corowa 2011. Entries are slowly rolling in so at this stage it is difficult to determine how many participants we will have. We have an updated program:

Thursday 17th March: Visit to Oaklands and Berrigan. We will depart Corowa at 8.30am and stop at the Oaklands Central School for approx 1 hour. We will then be visiting Pentarch Defence. Their management and administration team is based in Melbourne and manufacturing and processing operations are conducted at Oaklands. Here is some information:
Business Activities:
Disposing of ammunition by breakdown method, separating components into constituent materials, achieving maximum recycling opportunity and minimal environmental impact
Recycling and refurbishing of common types of Australian Defence Force ammunition packaging, which has created employment opportunities in Australia and reduced costs to the Commonwealth and the need for imported packaging
Distributing imported manufactured ammunition into Australia

Additional Projects:
1988 Commenced the introduction of the Steyr AUG rifle into the Australian Defence Force
1994 Repackaged, stored and subsequently exported substantial quantities of specialised chemicals
2003/04 Processed and repacked 10 million rounds of small arms ammunition for special application
2004 Initiated a specialised engineering project to refurbish components of aircraft ammunition for the Royal Australian Air Force

On Friday 18th March we will be leaving Corowa early to visit North Tuppal Station which is 30kms west of Tocumwal. This historic shearing shed was featured on Landline in 2010 and after visiting the shearing shed we will have lunch in Tocumwal. In the evening we are going to have a guest speaker at the Corowa Jump Shak, Corowa Airport talking on the trip from Nerang to Alice Springs in 2010. People will be able to preorder a meal with Tabitha and Tim but will have to contact them and put their name down on a list.

The parade on Saturday will go through the main street of Corowa at 9am sharp so vehicles will have to line up from 7.30am near Bangerang Park. A Swap Meet, organised by the Corowa Rotary Club will commence at 9.45am while the vehicles are lined up for the photoshoot.

At 12.30 group photos will be taken of people associated with groups such as the MLU Forum, MVCA Forum, REMLR etc. We are also planning to have another Motorkhana at the Corowa Airport during the afternoon. The water levels are up at the moment so there should be more water in the Murray River for amphibious vehicles.

On Saturday evening we will hold a presentation and auction night so all donations are welcome.

KVE would appreciate your entry forms ASAP so we can organise the participant packs, certificates etc.
Jan Thompson
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Research & Development
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