Well another year is coming to a close, Shire has had a very productive one, summarised:
Roads crew very busy with the construction of the East Bowes road and maintaining our many km of gravel roads, Roadworkâ€™s around the Shire are complicated by Telstra Fibre Optic cables as the cost of moving them is generally prohibitive so changing alignments or widening sections is complicated by this.
Planning Department has also been very effective in progressing the subdivisions in the growing western portion of the Shire which keeps the population steadily growing.
Grants- Are a very effective way of progressing projects in a financially stressed environment.
Nicole Batten- Shires Community Development Officer has been very effective in obtaining Grants for the community, recent success was $200,000 for Yuna Community Centre.
Nicole Siemon as Landcare and Environmental Consultant has also been very effective in attracting large grants for many environmental projects. Article elsewhere, but landowners need to get in touch with Shire consultant to commit to vermin control program as soon as possible.
Maurice Battilana our CEO with the balance of Staff keeps the administration and projects happening. Itâ€™s a very effective team effort, everyone with a different mix of skills
Volunteers are the life blood of any great Community and have been very effective in, Valley Vibes, Museum, Show, P&Cs, Sporting, Fire Brigadesâ€™ and other community projects. Many farmers contribute gravel and help the Shire in many ways, so thank you.
Last of all I wish to thank past and present Councillors for their dedication and interest in furthering their Communities.
Merry Christmas to you all