Oberon Council News - 21 March 2013

Media Release - Council News
Release: Thursday 21 March 2013

 

Council held its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday evening in Black Springs. This is the second meeting Council has held in the Village communities and I am very pleased to be able to bring the Council to the community. I would like to extend my thanks to the members of the Burraga Progress Association for their warm welcome and hospitality on Tuesday night.
    
During the meeting discussion was held regarding the proposed alterations to several intersections around Oberon which have been trialled over the last couple of months.  These include the cul-de-sac's being trialled at the Carrington Avenue/O'Connell Road intersection, the Curtis Street/Raleigh Street intersection and the Curtis Street/Dudley Street intersection.  Council has received representations from several members of the community, some who are in favour of the proposal and a number who oppose the changes.  Council has resolved to inspect the various locations prior to making any decision regarding the trial.

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I was very pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oberon Correctional Centre at the Council Meeting on Tuesday night.  The Memorandum of Understanding formalises working arrangements with the Oberon Correctional Centre for community ventures in conjunction with external leave provisions.

The Council has a long history of partnering with the Oberon Correctional Centre.  Projects will be identified through consultation with the Oberon Correctional Centre Community Consultative Committee and I believe the program delivers great benefit to both the participants and the wider community.

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A reminder that the Distance for a Difference Tour 2013 will visit the Oberon Public School as part of their 615km bike ride this Friday 22 March 2013.  The tour aims to raise funds for the Day of Difference Foundation.  For further information or to make a donation to this worthwhile cause please visit the website www.dayofdifference.org.au or contact the Oberon Public School.
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A number of events have been held during the week in celebration of Seniors Week. The Community Technology Classes have been running throughout the week and have been well received by those in attendance.

I look forward to attending the Burraga Ag Bureau Seniors Week Luncheon today and the function at the Oberon RSL Club on Friday.

Councillor John McMahon
Mayor

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