Council News, Thurs 14 Feb 2013

Media Release
Council News
Release: Thursday 14 February 2013


The 113th Annual Oberon Show will be held this weekend 16 - 17 February 2013 and promises to attract a large number of displays and attractions.

There will be a large number of activities at the show including a truck display and parade, vintage cars, tug-o-war, bushman's relay, woodchip as well as livestock exhibits and pavilion exhibits.

Good luck to the young women who have entered this year's Miss Showgirl Competition, the winner will be announced at the Show on Saturday.

I would like to encourage all members of the community to come along and visit the Show this weekend.


Did you know that Oberon was originally known as Bullock Flat? It was renamed 'Oberon' on 4 July 1863 when it was proclaimed a Village. The Oberon 150 Year Anniversary Steering Committee has been very busy planning activities to celebrate this historic milestone.

A number of events are planned throughout the year, including Street Parade which will be held on Saturday 6 July 2013.

The Parade will travel up the main street of Oberon and concluding at the Oberon showground where there will be heritage displays, a variety of stalls and activities, along with a cake cutting ceremony at the Oberon Showground Hall.

There is no cost to enter the parade. All vehicles wishing to participate in the parade will need to be fully registered, fully insured and will follow regulatory road rules.

Council is currently calling for anyone interested in participating in the parade to register their interest by Thursday 28 February 2013.  For further information or to be involved in the activities please contact Council's Community Development Officer, Kathy Beesley on 6329 8100.


I attended the Highland Steam & Vintage Fair held last weekend in Oberon which was a great success.  The organisers did a fantastic job putting the event together.  There were an enormous number of exhibits including the Classic and Veteran Motor Vehicles, Tractors, Trucks and Steam Engines.  The rain held off and provided a wonderful weekend for all visitors to Oberon.

I also attended the Highland Steam & Vintage Fair Dinner held at the Oberon RSL Club on Saturday evening, which was once again very enjoyable.  I would like to congratulate the event organisers for another successful year.


The closing date has been extended for the Oberon Council and Essential Energy Photography Competition until Thursday 28 March 2013.  The theme for this year's competition is "In the Community", which I am sure you will all agree is very fitting as the Oberon Community celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year.

All photographs are required to have a community theme with people being the main feature.  The competition has a total prize pool of $2,000 and is free to enter.  There is no limit to the number of entries per person.

For further information or to collect an entry form please visit the Council Office, Oberon Visitor Information Centre or Oberon Library or check Council's website  Good luck to all entrants.

Councillor John McMahon