Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 14 September 2017

As Mayor Elect until the first meeting of the new council I am putting “pen to paper” and producing the column for this week.

Of course the events on everyones lips at the moment are the Local Government Election results which are not available at the time of writing this column and the Oberon Tigers Grand Final played last weekend. Not necessarily in that order I might add. 

The election is now over and I congratulate all the successful candidates and I look forward to working productively with you for the next three years and producing some good outcomes for the community. 

I went along - as did half of the Oberon community, to see the Tigers narrowly miss out on the Grand Final, it was a great game to watch and one that had everything, the team can hold their heads high for the effort and commitment shown. My congratulations. 

On the same day the Oberon Wolves 2nd Grade Mens Soccer team successfully made it through to the Grand Final to be played in Bathurst this coming Sunday, I urge you to get behind the team and go along to Proctor Park and cheer the boys on. I wish the very best of luck to the Netball girls with three teams successfully through to Grand Finals, the Oberon Hotshots, Oberon Enigma and Oberon Vixens. The Oberon Men’s Hockey Team are also through to the Grand Final. Good luck to all teams, Oberon is behind you all! 

NSW RFS have confirmed that $200,000 has been made available in the 2017/2018 budget to construct the new Mayfield CAT 2A fire shed which will house fire fighting appliances, the shed will be located on the corner of Beaconsfield & Simmons Road. Geotechnical investigation and shed plans are currently being put together for Development Application assessment. 

With the weather warming up the scheduled tree planting program will commence shortly in the following locations, Buckley Crescent, Tasman Street - 30 trees to create an avenue, Albion Street, The Common  and  Dudley Street (Cycleway). Plantings of Claret Ash will take place at various locations including Apex Park, The Common, Robinson Park and Richards Park. 30 Native Tree’s will be planted at these same locations post frost conditions.  

And finally it is so pleasing to see how cheerful the daffies are looking throughout town at the moment and especially at the town entrances – thank you to the fairies!

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz