Public Notices

April finished up with a lot of local activity that warrants some reflection. Congratulations to Annie Quarmby for being selected as our Senior Citizen for 2021. We hope all of our senior actives enjoyed their special week and thanks to those who organised the program. Anzac Day again gave us all the chance to reflect and remember. The Dawn Service is always a very solemn and moving tribute to those who didn’t come home, well attended as was the main Remembrance Service and March. From the riderless horse, mounted horse, vehicles, drums and such a strong support from all of our schools and emergency service personnel, all keep entrenched in stone, this special day. Escorts laying the wreaths certainly speeds up the process of remembering special family members and perhaps should remain.

From all reports, it was a very successful Anzac Race Meeting.

Some major changes mooted for the local Rugby League competition next year seem to make very little sense. Local Tigers President Glen Neill fears splitting the days of the weekend when teams from the same clubs play and travel, as well as more travelling for teams in our Group 11 could threaten the future competition continuing. It seems very necessary that those officials proposing these changes turn up to listen to community response at the local meeting to be held at the RSL on May 12 at 7.00pm.

The service providers for Rural Financial Counselling in NSW has been reduced with our Central West provider, based in Dubbo, missing out on the tender for 2021-2024. Our local office and Counsellor now become part of the southern section based in Wagga Wagga. There is a very urgent need for our local Bogan Shire office to stay open, and Rural Financial Counsellor Victoria Boag be retained. Her office services many local clients as well as clients from Shires west of Nyngan, many of whom are very likely still receiving assistance in drought recovery. Any long period of uncertainty for continuation of this office, or future employment of the Counsellor must not be part of this restructure.

Council finalised tender arrangements for construction of the second emergency water storage a few kilometres south of town. This storage will be slightly smaller than the first one (680 mega litres), but interconnected so they can be both syphoned into the wier pool or filled from natural flows in the river. Government funding has paid for the construction of both of these storages to provide emergency water for domestic supply for Nyngan and Cobar.

Council sends their best wishes to former Shire President John Hoare OAM, currently in Dubbo Hospital. Hope your condition is improving and you will soon be home.

The Commissioner of the State Emergency Service (SES) approached Council to participate in their Wear it Orange Wednesday 19 May acknowledging the valuable work the SES volunteers do nationally and locally. We have decided to light up the Big Bogan orange on the evening of Tuesday 18 May to lend our support to this recognition.

Council held its Estimates Meeting last week and our draft budget is out for community consultation for 28 days. Copies are at the front counter of the Shire and the Library.  Council budgets currently contain a lot of extra figures and information required by Governments and Auditors, so please use the executive summary to fully understand our program, rate increases and capital items for next financial year. The summary describes the areas in much simpler terms.

Ray Donald OAM Mayor

Bogan Shire Council

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