Oberon Council News - Thursday 27 August 2015

On Thursday August 27 we will be inviting all residents of Stratford Downs Estate to come along to a public meeting to resolve the issue of the Town Improvement Levy. The meeting will be held at the Robert Hooper Community Centre commencing at 5.30pm. I urge all residents to come along.

On September 7 a group of Anti Merger Advocates from Mosman are coming to Bathurst to present a letter to Minister Paul Toole. Oberon’s Anti Amalgamation Group have been invited to be present on the day to voice their own concerns.  The Oberon group needs your support; contact Brian Dellow or Marj Armstrong for further information or to advise your attendance. It is very important that as a community our voices are heard by the Minister before October 31 when the Fit for the Future Report is handed to the premier Mike Baird for action.

As part of the “road maintenance plan” road improvement work is nearing completion on Baileys Lane and work on Faugha Ballaugha Rd is continuing. Work will be commencing soon on both Hazelgrove Rd and Carlwood Rd.

Look out for the Waste Voucher Scheme due to be implemented over the coming weeks. Four vouchers will be allocated / posted to each ratepayer, allowing four free visits to the tip over a period of a year. The vouchers are limited to domestic waste with size limits in place. This scheme is in response to community requests and is part of Councils overall waste and recycling strategy. A kerbside bulky item pickup will be undertaken in October. Further information will be circulated closer to the date giving the community details on the collection.

I spoke to local Meals on Wheels recipient Bruce Stevenson this week who advised he was very happy with the new system now he has mastered the use of the microwave (with a little help from his daughter). Bruce reported the meals were “good” and plenty of menu choice. I am happy to hear feedback from other recipients during this three month trial.

I have noticed a few of the local shop windows  have been treated to  a spring makeover, the Daffodil Fairies have been out and about creating window gardens...well done to the fairies, I am sure we will see more shopfronts bursting into bloom over the coming weeks.

This week I have included a picture of Jocelyn Armstrong receiving the Herb Clarke Award for her W2A entry. The presentation was made at the Oberon Library, the actual trophy is on display at the library so why not pop in and see it, it is in itself a work of art.

Burraga Sheep show is on his Sunday 31 August, so for a fun day with lots happening take the trip to Burraga and support this event.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz