Council News - Thursday 28 May 2015

Council held its first Public Meeting to present the 2015 Draft Oberon Community Strategic Plan on Tuesday evening at the Oberon RSL Club. Councillors and Senior Management will be presenting the full documents which include the Draft Delivery Program 2014/16, Long Term Financial Plan 2014/16 to 2023/2024 and other associated documents to members of the community at a series of meetings across the Local Government Area during the next two weeks.  They will then answer questions from the floor. Meetings will be held at the following locations and all members of the public are invited to attend.

Black Springs

6pm on Wednesday 10 June at Black Springs Community Hall

note this was changed from Monday 8 June, which is a Public Holiday

Burraga

7pm on Thursday 11 June at the Burraga & District Sports Club

Oberon

6pm on Tuesday 26 May  at the Oberon RSL Club Auditorium AND

2pm on Wednesday 3 June at the Robert (Bob) Hooper Community Centre

O’Connell

6pm on Thursday 4 June at the O’Connell Public School

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Oberon Council has installed a series of recycling bins in North St, opposite the Oberon Recreation Ground in the first step of introducing recycling initiatives. Glass, paper, aluminium and plastics can be deposited in these bins.

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On Thursday this week Councils from across the Central West Region will hold their Centroc Board Meeting at Parliament House, Sydney. For the past two years the Centroc Board have met at Parliament House and been given an opportunity to discuss regional issues with Ministers. With the deadline for the Fit for the Future proposals looming it is a timely opportunity to meet with the State Government regarding issues that affect us on a regional and local level.  From Oberon’s perspective the issue of State Forests land being non-rateable will be high on our list of priorities for discussion.

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Columbia Aged Care Services will hold their Official Opening on Friday.  Following years of lobbying by Council and the Oberon Community it is extremely gratifying to see this project finally come to fruition.  The facility will not only give Oberon residents the opportunity to receive quality Aged Care in their own community, it will also mean increased employment opportunities for locals.

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The 2015 Oberon Waste to Art Competition and Exhibition will be Officially Opened and Awards Presented at a function at the Robert Hooper Community Centre on Friday 29 May, commencing at 5.30pm.  The event is coordinated by Friends of the Oberon Library and each year it has gone from strength to strength. If you would like to attend, please contact Kathy Sajowitz on 6336 0742 or Celia Ravesi on 6359 3109.

Mayor John McMahon