Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 3 March 2017

Unfortunately as of 27 February 2017 we still have not been officially advised of the recent decision not to amalgamate Oberon and Bathurst Regional Council; we have been told the announcement is imminent. On Tuesday of this week Paul Toole visited council to discuss issues around the timber industry. I have requested the Minister facilitate an immediate meeting between himself, council and Forestry NSW to discuss a more equitable return for the Oberon Community in relation to haulage impact and unrateable land.

This coming Saturday will be the first market since the change of venue. The Farmers Market held previously at St Barnabas Church has now moved to the Oberon Showground and has reinvented itself to the Oberon Community & Farmers Markets. A wider range of products are on offer along with the old favorites. So please pop along and support the new committee in this venture.

Oberon is competing against Coonabarrabran, Grenfell, Cowra and Narrabri in the Healthy Town Challenge, this is a project aimed at improving healthy eating, weight loss and exercise, generally promoting better health. Anyone can join the challenge by registering on the website or ring 1300 806 258 all registratons contribute to Oberons outcome. A telephone coaching service is available.  The challenge runs until August. Within the overall challenge Oberon has their own corporate competition happening, Oberon Council is particpating along with other industry groups in town such as Borg Maunfacturing. So watch out you timber folk we are coming for you……….We are not in this to lose….well we are really (weight that is) I am even giving up chocolate that’s how serious we are about this. Council is throwing down the gaunlet here. I will keep everyone updated on progress as the ten week corportate challenge unfolds.

Free tip day for LGA residents only on March 19 8am – 5pm.

The Oberon Youth Council 5km Fun Run is coming up on March 25 starting from the Oberon Common at 10am all welcome – this is an invitation to all runners and walkers of all ages, there is a 2km course if you prefer, but joining in is the main thing. It’s only $5 per person to enter or $12 per family and free for seniors. Start training now.

If you are planning a wedding in the near future watch out for the “Love in the Country” Bridal Expo coming to Oberon on Sunday 3 April at the Showground Pavillion. Details on the Whats On In Oberon website. Or contact Melissa at Forever Bouquets in Oberon 0447 569 059.

I look forward to joining the women of Oberon at the Mayors International Womens Day Lunch on March 8. Melanie Pearce from ABC Central West is the keynote speaker. A great response, all tickets have now been distributed to the community.

I attended the “White Night” party at Mayfield Gardens last weekend and can only congratulate Hamish, Heath and the Mayfield team for a very enjoyable event. Watch out for James Reyne who will be performing at the gardens in the near future.

With road maintainence/construction works currently underway in several areas in the LGA I thank the community for their patience whilst driving in affected areas. The Abercrombie Hill project is ahead of schedule and looking great, this will be a huge safety improvement to this section of road. 

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz