Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 5 April 2018

It is great to see that the Cancer Council of NSW is bringing the “Relay for Life” back to Oberon after ten years. The event is scheduled for the weekend of November 10/11 at the Oberon Recreational Ground. The local committee has been formed and have met several times to start the ball rolling. Borg Panels have come on board as the Platinum Sponsor with varying levels of sponsorship now being sought from businesses around the town. Oberon Council is proud to be a supporter. Every one of our lives has been touched by the scourge that is cancer and although inroads are being made all the time, we all look forward to the day when a cure will be found, what you can do is support the ongoing work to ensure this happens – so why not register a team and start fundraising now. The 2008 relay raised an amazing $62,155 and with your assistance we can improve on that this time around. Go to www.relayforlife.org.au/Oberon and register your team or obtain further information, if you are a single entrant…no matter, register and the committee will find you a team. Keep up with what’s happening on www.facebook.com/Oberon-Relay-For-Life

As part of the CenWest Innovate Program, places are being offered in the next “Starting a Business Bootcamp” this is an intensive business start-up information initiative to be held on May 4/5 at the Upstairs Incubator 203 – 209 Russell St Bathurst. Bookings are essential 6338 4503. If you have a great business idea but not sure what to do with it, this may be helpful for you. Participation is free and sponsored by NSW Government and CSU.

Congratulations to the Gilmore family, owners of the Baringa Sheep Stud, the stud has made a successful return to the Sydney Royal Easter Show after a two-year absence. Baringa was the most successful White Suffolk exhibitor; the stud won every age group ram class except the April/May class, in which they placed second and third.

Along with a small group of guests I went along last Saturday to meet the organisors of the Dragonskin Event, held at Black Springs. With around two and a half thousand participants including Venturers, Rovers, organisors and support staff involved in this annual event, the logistical challenge was amazing, running like clockwork. We toured one of the three actual camps set up in the Vulcan State Forest and even took part in some of the activities. It was pleasing to see these young folk having so much fun and hearing from the organisors that “they could not speak highly enough of the Oberon Community who have gone above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly for the event”. I was told that all needs - from permits, basic shopping for supplies (sourced locally) to logistical requirements such as water procurement, waste collection and the like, were met promptly and without fuss.  The event injected a huge amount of dollars into the visitor economy of the town. My thanks go to our own council staff, Supa IGA and Barkers Butchery to mention just a few and of course the very welcoming Oberon/Black Springs Community. I was advised the event will certainly be back in Oberon in the future.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz