Council News - Thursday 19 March 2015

Last Friday, Deputy Mayor Kerry Gibbons, Clrs Evans and Sajowitz along with Management Staff, Community Transport Clients and Volunteer Drivers attended a morning tea at the Hampton Halfway House to mark the merger between the Oberon and Lithgow Community Transport Services. Minister for Local Government Paul Toole and Mayor of Lithgow Maree Stratham also attended the morning tea.

This merger will ensure Oberon residents are able to continue to access this vital service to ensure our clients are able to live independently for as long as possible. This is a great illustration of two Local Government areas working together to provide a service to our elderly.

Anyone wishing to use the service will still contact Oberon Council staff to organise your bookings. The Oberon drivers and clients will not notice any change in the service.

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Oberon Council has been awarded a grant of $890,000 to upgrade sections of the Sewell’s Creek and Beaconsfield Roads under the Fixing Country Roads Program.  This work will mean that the sections of these two roads can be gazetted for use by high performance (HPV) 23 m B Double logging trucks.

Extensive logging will take place in the Essington area over the next couple of years and this work will improve safety for both the public and the trucking industry.

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A reminder this Saturday 21 March the Oberon Youth Council Community Fun Run will be held commencing at the Oberon Common.  Entry is $5.00 per adult and a gold coin per child (16 years and under).  All money raised will go to the Heart Foundation and entrants are encouraged to wear red in support of this vital cause. Novelty races will be held in The Common from 9.15am for the ‘littlies’.

The “Live Well in Oberon” Festival will also take place at the Oberon Common on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  There will be stalls promoting a healthy lifestyle for all ages including sport, exercise demonstrations, aged care information, healthy food options and a jumping castle for the kids.

This will provide a great introduction for our new static exercise equipment which has just been installed in The Common. 

 

Mayor John McMahon