The General Manager and I attended the CENTROC regional meeting this week to discuss the Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056. On the whole we were disappointed with the connectivity to Sydney and will be expressing this in a submission from CENTROC. The draft document is also available online for further public comment at future.transport.nsw.gov.au.
Earlier this week, I had the great pleasure, along with Deputy Mayor Jenny Webb and Councillors Jeff Nicholson and Phyllis Miller, to personally thank the amazing volunteers from the Visitor Information Centre for their many hours promoting and informing visitors about our town.
Council had a very interesting update by Matt Clifton about Vanfest at last week’s Council meeting. Ticket sales are tracking well and hopefully will exceed our expectations. Council also heard a presentation from Monique Pointon, the energetic and enterprising proprietor of the Sweet Three Vintage Van located at Lion’s Park. After driving past last weekend and seeing about 40 cars in the area, she seems to be catering to a new market and Council will be reviewing our policy for businesses to operate on crown land and parks.
Manager Jason Grieve from Evolution Mining spoke at the Council meeting and while announcing an expansion for the mine, he also discussed its new commitment through $150,000 worth of community grants. As well as $500,000 over three years for the sculpture trail. It is very encouraging to see as they grow so too does their commitment and support for our community.
Mayor Graeme Miller