20 August 2020

This week is our August Council Meeting and I am excited to see all the wonderful projects Council has been busy with. You would have noticed work has begun in Templar Street with the new sewer pipes being installed. This work will be staged so traffic can continue to travel through the street without too much disruption. I have inspected the new planter boxes which are going in as well. These are being manufactured locally and they look amazing!

Lions Park also has work started with new toilets and new car parking area on Junction Street. This Park never ceases to amaze me, it is such a lovely place to have a picnic, watch the local bird life or to grab a coffee. The new parking bays will hold 20 spaces and they will be 45 degree parking. It continues to be a popular meeting place for locals and visitors to town.

This month I have written to the National Cabinet calling on the NSW Premier to help ensure Local Government is represented on National Cabinet. This is very important our voices are heard on a National level. Local Government is on the ground with the community, we know the issues and we know our community.

Also in the Business Paper we have a paper on the three way split for our Road Safety Officer that the Forbes, Lachlan and Parkes Council’s share. A record of $350,000 has been allocated for 10 projects over the next 3 years which include road safety issues such as speeding, drink driving, driver fatigue, child restraint, heavy vehicles and our young drivers. It is great we can work together with our neighbours to tackle these very important issues and come up with solutions to reduce the road tolls, especially in our region.

God Bless.