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The recent visit of the State Governor and her husband to Nyngan has hopefully left a happy memory for all those who were fortunate to meet them. They certainly experienced a variety of events and visits and seemed to have a good chat to all at the morning tea in Davidson Park. Thanks to the CWA ladies for providing the enjoyable morning tea, and I hope you were able to give your State Patron a good insight into a small rural branch of the CWA at lunch. They enjoyed their tour of the Museum and meeting representatives from our Visitors Information Centre, Museum Volunteers and our Emergency Services reps. Following a meeting with Local Rural Councillor Victoria Boag, I think they both left with a better understanding of the people related effect this drought continues to have on all in Bogan Shire. The Governor frequently meets with State Government Ministers, and from visits to Cobar and Nyngan she should be in a better position to discuss with them whether current relief arrangements are as good as they could be.

Daylight saving has ambled in again at the start of this month with hardly a whisper of dissent, not helped by the all too frequent dust storms that seem to keep coming from bare paddocks. I believe there is negligible if any benefit from daylight saving in March as the days become shorter with even our city cousins coming to work in the dark and having very little extra outside time in the afternoon. The State Government could put a tick in the box of better understanding rural communities and family farms if March was excluded from daylight saving.

The 700 mega litre emergency water storage just south of town is currently being emptied into the weir pool as observations and subsequent tests found that water was leaking out of the bottom of the storage. The water from the storage will take the place of an Albert Priest channel flow, and following repairs to the bottom of the storage (another layer of clay) we are promised the storage will again be filled at no cost to the two Councils. We have also gained approval from relevant water authorities to put a temporary weir across the river upstream from where the channel enters thus preventing water flowing upstream and spreading. Water will be saved by containing the channel flows in a smaller area of the weir pool.

We have been advised that the Nyngan Observer office will be closing on 4th November and a box will be available at the front counter of the Shire Office to receive articles and sporting results!

Ray Donald OAM

Mayor

Bogan Shire Council

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Nyngan, 2825
New South Wales

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