Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - 23 November 2017

Oberon Local Government Golf Day was held last Friday, a great day was had by all participants and we were lucky enough to escape the terrible hail storms that went all around us. The “hole in one” competition for the $50,000 Westrac Excavator Package was not won despite nearly one hundred and eighty golfers trying their hand. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors - the staging of this annual event comes at no cost the ratepayers of Oberon whilst thanks to the generosity of the participants $1,614 was raised for Oberon Can Assist. My thanks to all the council staff who worked so hard to ensure the day was a success and my thanks to my fellow Councillors Lyon and Capel for their assistance on the day. The Golf Club looked picture perfect and I am certain that as a result of the day the financial benefit to the club would be welcome. The event also supported the Oberon Leagues Club where the prize draw was held. 

Despite the rain over the weekend the Oberon RSL Mens Bowls Club welcomed bowlers from across the region for the annual Oberon Triples event. Winners were the boys from Wallerawang with an Oberon team in second spot. Events such as these help showcase our town and what it has to offer.

Christmas is now only thirty one days away…don’t panic you can always purchase a “Shop Local Voucher” for that hard to buy for person. Vouchers are available through OBTA Chairperson Helen Lowe 6336 2033. Don’t forget the OBTA Christmas Lights Competition, time to start thinking about getting into the festive spirit and dusting off the decorations.

I met with Minister Paul Toole this week to discuss amongst other things, funding opportunities. Oberon Council has submitted several project applications, the results of which will be known around mid-January. Mr Toole is also keen to support The Tablelands Way and Lake Oberon projects which both council and the community are keen to pursue.

The Community Meeting to discuss sewerage options for East Oberon as part of the Oberon Sewer Upgrade, is scheduled for this coming Tuesday November 28th at the Oberon RSL commencing at 6pm. Residents of East Oberon should by now have received a letter advising of the proposed project and I urge those residents to come along and inform themselves fully before making submissions for or against the proposal. 

Friday November 25th is White Ribbon Day, I encourage everyone to think about domestic violence on this day and support the campaign to stop it by wearing a white ribbon. If you see domestic violence occurring, no matter the gender of the victim please report it or offer support. We all need to take a stand.

Tarana markets this Sunday, the last before Christmas.