The Nyngan sub-Branch of the Retired and Services League will be holding a short ceremony for Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph in front of the Council Chambers at 10.45am on Saturday 11 November 2023.
AUSTRALIA DAY 2024 AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
Nominations are open for the Bogan Shire 2024 Australia Day Awards. Categories include Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Sportsperson of the Year; Young Sportsperson of the Year; Sports team of the Year; and Community Event.
Nominations close December 6, 2023.
Nomination forms can be found on Bogan Shire Council front counter, library and on the Bogan Shire Council Website: www.bogan.nsw.gov.au
VOLUNTEER WITH BOGAN SHIRE BUSHCARE PROGRAM
Bogan Shire Council is inviting members of the community interested in preserving our natural fauna and flora to join the new Bushcare Program.
The Bushcare program is a community-driven initiative to bring together volunteers of all ages and walks of life to restore, preserve, and protect our precious natural surroundings.
Volunteers can help at the new Bushcare nursery to cultivate native plant species and with our riverbank rehabilitation program where we will be identifying and revitalising degraded riverbanks by removing weeds, re-vegetating and stabilising banks to enhance our local eco-systems.
ROADWORKS – MITCHELL HIGHWAY YARREN HUT
The shoulder widening project along 12km of the Mitchell Highway between Nyngan and Girilambone has been completed.
Council would like to thank motorists for their patience when travelling through the roadworks over the past three months.
RATES AND WATER
Water notices for the first quarter have been issued and are due for payment on 13 November. The second instalment notice for rates has been issued and is due for payment on 30 November. Please contact Council as soon as possible if you are having difficulties making your rates or water payments so that arrangements may be entered into.
If ratepayers do not contact Council, you may be referred to Councils debt recovery agent and further fees and charges may be added to your account.
All overdue accounts also incur an interest charge of eight percent, calculated daily which also adds to the debt.
Council may also install flow restrictors to water meters for ratepayers with overdue water accounts. This is a last resort option and a much easier option for property owners having trouble paying accounts would be to call and discuss your options with Council.
Payments can be made in person by cash, cheque and Eftpos at Council between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Payments may also be made by b-pay, direct debit, credit card, and deductions from Centrelink.
NYNGAN SHOW DAY 2024
Council has made a formal application to the Minister for Industrial Relations for the declaration of a local public holiday for Show Day which falls on Monday 6 May 2024.
BOGAN SHIRE MEDICAL CENTRE
Care plans: If you are a current patient of the Bogan Shire Medical Centre and have one or more chronic diseases, you are eligible for a Care Plan under our Healthy Living program. A care plan is a way for our doctors and nurses to monitor and maintain your health, providing the best patient care. With a Care Plan you can access multiple Enhanced Primary Care plans (EPC) to see Medicare-subsidised allied health professionals such as podiatrists, physiotherapists and diabetes educators.
Health assessments: We offer health assessments for patients aged 45-49, 75+ and ATSI. A health assessment is conducted by one of our nursing staff, who looks at a patient's health, physical, psychological and social function and is then able to help monitor, maintain and improve your overall health.
For more information or to book your Care Plan or Health Assessment appointment, please phone the Bogan Shire medical Centre on 6832 1305.
Baby time: Every Friday starting at 11am. Next session: Friday 10 November. Story time: Every Monday and Tuesday at 10.30am.
NYNGAN SWIMMING POOL
November opening hours: Monday to Friday, 6.30am-8am and 11am to 7pm.
Waterslide hours: weekdays after school – two hours per day; weekdays during school holidays – five hours per day; weekends and public holidays – five hours per day.
Entry: single daily admission: $3 per adult and $1 for children under two (if swimming). Season ticket: Single - $110; Family - $215.
NEXT COUNCIL MEETING
The next ordinary meeting of Council will be held on Thursday 23 November 2023 commencing at 5.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to sit in the visitor gallery at Council meetings (with the exception of during confidential time). Council business papers, minutes and a recording of meetings are available on the website www.bogan.nsw.gov.au or as hard copy at the Nyngan Library.