We have had a huge few days at the Local Government NSW Conference in Sydney this week. I was joined by Deputy Mayor, Jenny Webb, Councillors Chris Roylance and Grant Clifton, General Manager Steve Loane and Director of Corporate Services Stefan Murru. Forbes Shire Council had all of the eight motions we put forward carried. The motions will now become resolutions for LGNSW to take to the state government on Councils’ behalf.
On Monday morning, we had a politician’s breakfast with the Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister Melinda Pavey and The Hon. Adam Marshall. You would have heard by now the announcement of funding available for Wyangala Dam wall raising. This is an enormous investment by both State and Federal Governments and on your behalf, I will be thanking Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack and Minister Melinda Pavey for this great news. This will give greater water security to our farmers along the Lachlan River in the future.
Recycling was high on the agenda at the conference this week and we are pressing the State Government to work with Councils to address the challenges we have. It is critical that NSW develops its own on shore processing capacity to enable recycled material to be processed in Australia rather than shipping waste overseas.
I hope to see you all at the annual Teddy Bears Picnic this Saturday at Lions Park. It is looking to be our biggest and best yet!
Till next week, God Bless.
Your Mayor Phyllis Miller