Public Notices

As this will be the last local paper edition for this year, on behalf of Council I would like to wish all readers and residents a happy Christmas, a safe and happy holiday and hopefully better times ahead for 2020 that will include some good rain. Fortunately the drought hasn’t adversely effected the display of Christmas lights in town and decorating rural mail boxes. Thanks to those who have made another spectacular feature that greatly enhances the local festive season. Judging of the lights will be held this Wednesday night, 18 December, and presentation of awards in Davidson Park at 10.00am on Friday 20 December.

Deputy Mayor Glen Neill, General Manager Derek Francis and myself have enjoyed attending the annual presentation nights at our five schools. The presentations were of the usual high standard and congratulations to all students who received awards. These nights again endorse the dedication of the teachers and support staff at our schools, ensuring local students are given the best learning opportunities.

The Showground Users Committee, who meet twice a year with the Shire, recently held their end of year meeting. This committee is comprised of representatives from the main users of the Racecourse, Showground complex. The main improvements for the year included a new Jockeys room, improvements to drainage at the showground, cementing the floor of the photography room in the Wye Pavilion and planting some more trees. Representatives from the main events at the complex reported very successful functions and thanked the Shire and staff involved for their cooperation and support.

Council are looking forward to the commencement of construction of the Four Seniors Living Rental Units to be located on the old preschool site. The Development Application and Construction Certificate have been approved with construction to be commenced in January 2020 by Wright Way Building Contractors. These units were funded by a previous State Government Stronger Country Communities Fund. The units will be called the Bogan Shire Seniors Living Units, with a policy regarding occupancy and tenancy arrangements available from Council. We have also given a letter of support to Nyngan Community Homes as they apply for a Federal Government Grant to build five Seniors Rental Units on part of the old Palais Theatre site. Council have made the site available for these units at no cost. Hopefully by later in the year both projects will provide more accommodation for those retiring and wanting to continue to live in Nyngan.

Two notices of motion from Councillor Glen Neill were supported by Council at the last meeting. They were to seek support in principal from The State Government to look at re-establishing weirs along the Bogan River, and to have water made available so growers/contractors could establish fodder banks to ensure fodder for stock in droughts was more available in local regions. We are trying to find out where previous existing weirs were located, so please let us know if you have any knowledge of these. Their value for landholders, stock and the environment would be enormous as they would retain water in the river for long periods after a natural flow.

Advice to Council from water authorities is that water from Burrendong Dam via the Macquarie River and Albert Priest Channel will still be available until about April/May next year. A contractor has been employed to pump water from Burrendong Dam into the river now it has stopped flowing over the dam wall.

Starting from our meeting this Thursday, Council meetings will be recorded and put on the Council Webpage as per a State Government directive.

Ray Donald OAM

Mayor

Bogan Shire Council

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Nyngan, 2825
New South Wales

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