Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 23 June 2016

Still no word on Oberon’s legal action at this point in time. The Oberon Anti Amalgamation Group along with several other groups in various council areas, held a simultaneous “Maintain the Rage” rally last Saturday. Despite the inclement weather the rally was well attended. Calare Candidates for the upcoming Federal Election, Dr Jess Jennings (Country Labour), Delanie Sky (Greens), Rod Bloomfield (NXT) and Anthony Craig (Ind) attended to lend their support. Andrew Gee (Nat) and NSW Greens Senator David Shoebridge sent apologies, they were attending rallies in their own electorates. I have been advised that our Local State Member the Hon Paul Toole unfortunately did not respond to the invitation to attend.

Submissions in relation to the operational/delivery plan for 2016/17 are due June 28 at 4pm. After a well-supported community consultation initiative we look forward to receiving many comments, we are particularly seeking input on future plans for the Oberon Common and projects in our villages.

The Rural Women’s network are calling for nominations for the 2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, the Honour Roll acknowledges the work of female volunteers in our local communities whether it involves local groups or charities, emergency services, arts or the environment etc. The 2016 Honour Roll will be launched at the Rural Women’s Gathering to be held this year in Broken Hill in Oct. Rural Women contribute much to the social fabric of Rural/Regional areas and often remain unacknowledged so If you know of a deserving nominee – and I am certain there are many in our LGA, please take the time to talk to me about this. I can be contacted either through council or directly on 0428 543 693.

If you experiencing difficulties managing media such as IPad’s, mobile phones etc. you can always pop into the CTC in Ross St and speak to Julie or Shane.  For a small fee of $5 advice and assistance is available. This service especially for the more senior members of the community who would like to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc. is very helpful. Even tasks like uploading photos putting together a slide show or photo editing can be easy once explained.

Just over one week to go before you are required by law to cast your vote in the Federal Election on July 2. Most find voting a chore rather than a democratic privilege but remember “your vote is your power”.
I therefore encourage you to think carefully about how you place that vote.

Well done to Oberon RSL Women’s Bowling Club in hosting their Charity Bowls Day last week raising over $600 for “Can Assist” and the Oberon girls even won the day, so a nice bonus there.

Don’t forget Tarana Markets on Sunday June 26. Surely the sun will be back for this event!!

Lots of great activities coming up in town for the School Holidays, including a Games Clinic at the Oberon Tennis Centre with excursions and craft hosted by the Oberon Library. For further particulars please contact these venues.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz