Public Notices

Thank you to all who attended our Australia Day Celebrations in the Town Hall a few days ago. The highlight no doubt was to naturalise Salina, Susan, Denise, Palak, Ruchita and Chancy. We welcome them as Australian Citizens and hope they will be members of our community for many years to come. Thank you to the Pony Club for a delicious breakfast, and those who provided morning tea. Special thanks to Katie and her helpers who set up and decorated the supper room and hall, and ensured everything flowed smoothly for the presentations. Debbie Watson OAM and her husband David felt very welcome and we ensured they enjoyed their stay with us. Congratulations to Wendy Robb, Gary White, Gemma Boland, Nyngan Tigers Under 12 League Tag Team and Nyngan Pony Club for winning our Australia Day major awards. Appreciation to the Nyngan Bowling Club, RSL, Nyngan Tigers and the Swimming Pool who provided opportunity for entertainment for the rest of the day. It is good to see increased national participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise their contribution, and the contribution of all other people who have come here to live and call Australia home, making Australia the great nation it is today. May our own community always remain a safe friendly, generous community and “one” community.

We were very sorry to hear Dr Peter Hanley has indicated that he will be leaving the Bogan Shire Medical Centre on 14 February 2020. Dr Peter has been with us for just over two years, and has made a significant contribution to health care in our Shire.   We thank him for this contribution and wish Peter well as he moves on to peruse new opportunities that have opened up for him.

Tritton is now getting their water they need for the Mines’ operations from the Cobar pipeline to Hermidale, and then via a poly pipe line to the Mine site. This should ensure the continued operation of the Mines well into the year.

Spare a thought for our Pool Manager as dust storms come rolling in on a regular basis. Considering their frequency, Scott and his team are doing a great job keeping the water so clean.

Á big pat on the back for two of our local Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighters, Aaron and Jake who recently joined other volunteers fighting bushfires near Lithgow.

Our efforts to have flashing lights at the Hoskins Street level crossing continue, the only railway crossing in the towns between Dubbo and Cobar to not have them. After raising this safety issue with Minister Paul Toole again in Bourke some months ago, his department finally told us that this crossing was not very high on the priority list for John Holland, and they would do what they could to make it safer. I also mentioned it again to local State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler when he was here last week. This remains completely unsatisfactory, as does the speed of some ore trains through Nyngan. The cost of these lights being installed is minuscule compared to the cost of an accident there.   Efforts will continue.

The drilling company contracted by Council has now moved out on the Old Warren Road, after finding some water near the water tower that was too salty for use. The State Government is funding this contractor, and Government Department Hydrologists advising them where to drill.

Ray Donald OAM

Mayor

From the Mayor’s Desk

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Bogan Shire Council

81 Cobar Street 

P.O. Box 221
Nyngan, 2825
New South Wales

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