Council News - 09 January 2013

 
Media Release
Council News - Thursday 9 January 2014    

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break and are looking forward to a prosperous 2014.
On the economic front things are looking quite promising within the Oberon LGA. Firstly it’s been a very positive start to 2014 with the finalisation of the Oberon Local Environmental Plan 2013.  This was approved in the week before Christmas and provides opportunities for new development, new subdivision potential and overall a better local planning process.  This will inevitably lead to an economic boost to the whole of the Oberon LGA.
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Zadro Constructions are ramping up construction work on the new Oberon Aged Care facility for Columbia Homes on the corner of Albion Street and Tarana Road.  
With a total construction of around $10million and the eventual employment of 60 full time and part time positions when the facility is complete, this again is another great economic boost for Oberon.
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The Abattoir site off Hazelgrove Road will be opening soon with the operators having ticked off most requirements for this development.  
A further 20 plus jobs are expected when the Abattoir is in full operation.
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It has been very disappointing to hear reports of damage to property over the Christmas period.  Not only is this a burden to individual property owners and the community when it is Council property, but this is a sad reflection of a drop in community standards.  I sincerely wish these are just random acts of vandalism and encourage everyone in our community to report any incidents of vandalism to the Police.
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Australia Day is just around the corner and Council is encouraging everyone to come and celebrate at The Common.  
The celebrations will begin on Sunday January 26 2014 at 9.00am with a morning tea of damper and golden syrup, lamingtons, and tea and coffee. This will be followed by the Official Ceremony where all award winners will be presented with an Australia Day medallion or certificate.  There will also be a sausage sizzle, along with children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day.
Australia Day is a time for us all to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.
Get together with friends and family and come enjoy a great day out in The Common.

Councillor John McMahon
Mayor

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