Public Notices

As the last Nyngan Observer for the year goes to print and my last column for 2018, on behalf of Bogan Shire Councillors, I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and restful holiday time. The ongoing severe drought has ensured that it has not been an easy year for farmers, families and friends in Bogan Shire and also for our small businesses. I know the resilience that enabled the recovery from the 1990 Nyngan flood still exists and will bring our community through this natural disaster, however a lot of financial stress and personal hardship will sadly be in the Christmas stocking this year.

From all reports the Nyngan High School delegation to No 15 Middle School in China arrived home safely last week and had a tremendous time. Without the generous support of the Nyngan community contributing to their fundraising, these trips could not occur. Council joins many others in congratulating Mim Pateman on her 41 years at the front desk of St Joseph’s Convent school. We hope to have them both attend our Council meeting on Thursday.

Council unanimously resolved at our November meeting to renew General Manager Derek Francis’s contract for a further period of five years from the 7th January 2019. We look forward to the continuation of the strong leadership he brings to Bogan Shire Council.

A big thank you to musicians Jake Holmes, Roydon Donohue and Caleb Dutschke who provided the valuable music to lead the annual Carols in the Park last Sunday night. The weather was kind and with a mozzie free night, hopefully all who attended enjoyed the singing and the children’s items.

It’s good to see improvements to the condition of the Mitchell Highway between Nyngan and Nevertire continuing. With the completion of the section just east of town finished by Bogan Shire and a large portion east of Mullengudgery progressing by the RMS, this section of the Mitchell Highway probably no longer wears the badge as the worst section of the Mitchell Highway between Lithgow and Bourke, a great thing for safety.

We hope all our HSC students obtained results that will enable them to further their chosen tertiary courses. Having attended three of our local schools’ presentation nights, and hearing results of the other two, the high standard of education provided to our local students continues.

Best wishes to all for 2019.

Ray Donald OAM


Bogan Shire Council

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