Council News, Thursday 21 August 2014

Oberon Council News 
Thursday 21 August 2014


A large area of eastern NSW has benefited from great rain this week with rain falling steadily since Saturday   night. This is the first good rain in months and the Oberon area is pleased to receive some steady falls after two weeks of heavy frosts. It will certainly add much needed moisture to the ground in preparation for the coming spring.


The Oberon Pound has two lost dogs looking for a home. Last week two female terrier cross dogs were received at the Oberon Pound. Both dogs are not registered or microchipped. We are looking for anyone interested in giving them a new home to please contact Oberon Council Animal Control Officers on 6329 8153. Council works staff have been busy carrying out grading and gravel resheeting while weather conditions remain
optimal for this work. Gravel resheeting has been completed on Arkstone Rd, Chain of Ponds Road and Apanie Road and is being done on Soldiers Hill Rd and Beaconsfield Rd. Next week we will start on Sewells Creek Rd. Road maintenance grading has been carried out on Arkstone Rd and Chapman’s Lane. With conditions becoming drier we plan to commence grading of Black Range Rd and Glen Chee Rd (the Six Foot Track). Work will also continue on grading of Moss Grove Rd and Bald Ridge Rd in the Burraga area.


A dog escaped from a property in Oberon last week and attacked another dog being walked by its owner. The owner required medical attention and the dog required veterinary treatment. A nearby resident also sustained injury’s when trying to assist. A Notice has been served and fines may be imposed. It is timely to remind dog owners that all dogs need to be secured and the emphasis is on the owner to ensure this occurs.


Don’t forget that Council will conduct a bulk kerbside collection for residents who currently receive a weekly kerbside collection service on Monday 25 August 2014. Items are to be of a weight that can be lifted by two people. Full details of what can be left for collection can be found in the article in this paper or on Council’s website For further information please contact Council’s Engineering Department on 6329 8131 or 6329 8104.

Mayor John McMahon