What's on in Wodonga
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City of Wodonga – what’s on calendar. Like their Facebook page for regular updates.
AlburyWodongaAustralia – what’s on in the region. Like their Facebook page for regular updates.
What’s on in Albury - useful resource for families to access information about what's on in the local communities.
Visit NSW - Albury Wodonga
The Border Mail – delivers the latest news from the Albury Wodonga including sport, weather, entertainment and lifestyle. Like their Facebook page for regular updates.
Albury Wodonga News Weekly – connecting people and communities. Like their Facebook page for regular updates.
The Bandiana Army Museum, located on the Murray Valley Hwy at the Gaza Ridge Barracks, is one of the largest and most diversified army museums in Australia. The museum enjoys a close working relationship with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The collection covers the Australian Army's involvement from 1863 through to the present day.
The Museum is open Tues, Thurs and Sat from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Admission is free for ADF members on production of their ID card.
More info: Visit the Wodonga council website, bandiana.museum [at] defence.gov.au (email) or phone (02) 6055 2525.
The Bandiana Area Cinema, managed by the Albury Wodonga Military Area Regimental Trust Fund, operates every Friday and Saturday night screening recent release movies from 7pm. A Saturday matinee is also run once a month from 1pm. Partners can enjoy a morning tea and movie on the last Friday of each month (excluding school holidays) from 9:40am.
The cinema also holds screenings during the Victorian school holidays Wed-Sun at 1pm. ADF members and their families can access the cinema by presenting their Military ID or partner pass. The cinema does not operate EFTPOS facilities and the screening schedule is published monthly in the NECANA magazine.
Housing assistance review
The annual review of housing assistance has been completed with the new rates being published in early 2018.
The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involves assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band. This results in contributions being calculated on actual rent changes.
Acting Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy.
"The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said.
"The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."
Member contributions for living in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2017 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index.
Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.
The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February.