Public Notices

Our best wishes go with all students currently sitting their Higher School Certificate exams. Unfortunately, like last year, their preparation and studies have been disrupted by lockdowns and other Covid related issues. Hopefully their exam results will still enable them to pursue their chosen tertiary studies or careers.

The last ten days of spasmodic falls of rain and unseasonably cool weather has not been the best for our districts farmers commencing harvest. Fortunately we have missed the very heavy falls and flooding elsewhere in parts of the state. From reports most canola crops have been harvested, but not much of the wheat crops with a lot of yield and quality potential, was ready.

Fingers crossed that the weather damage will be minimal, and a couple of weeks of fine weather is ahead of us.

Thank you to all who attended the official opening of the Jack Hargreaves Park last Friday week. Jack and his family certainly appreciated the local support, and the park being named after him and his tremendous gold medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics. The park adds a special dimension to other attractive features along the Bogan River Banks for locals and visitors stopping in Nyngan to enjoy. Those who gathered at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day joined many others nationally and in other countries to remember the end of the First World War, when at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns on the Western front fell silent. Of those who went to serve “King and Country” from Bogan Shire, 23 soldiers names are on our war memorial have a small cross beside their name and did not return home. It’s a day to remember all those who failed to return from wars Australians have served in, with a fervent hope that no new names will be added to our war memorial in the future.

There is still plenty of time to pick up an entry form and nominate someone, or a team or event in our Australia Day Awards for next year. Don’t miss the chance to give some public recognition to one of our many volunteers who regularly roll up their sleeves to help others. Also time is again approaching to dust off the Christmas lights for another festive season, and contribute to what has become a spectacular display around our streets. Also time to frighten a few spiders out of your rural mailboxes!

It’s good to see that there will be an election on 4 December for Bogan Shire. Eleven candidates have nominated for the nine positions, so those elected will feel they have a local mandate to serve on Council for the next three years.

Those elected will inherit a Council in a sound financial position, broadly on budget following the first quarter budget review for this financial year presented to the last Council meeting. If comments made by the Editor in the column “From the Editors Desk” (Nyngan Weekly 4 November) infer in any way that Bogan Shire Council and Councillors lack transparency and accountability then they are completely wrong and very inaccurate. I believe Bogan Shire Council and the staff led by General Manager Derek Francis, have served ratepayers and our community very well over the last five years in areas we have responsibility for, always acknowledging the challenge exists to try and do things better.

Ray Donald OAM, Mayor, Bogan Shire Council 

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Bogan Shire Council

81 Cobar Street 

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

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