Anzac Day on Monday attracted a huge crowd and the exciting part about the numbers was the amount of young people that were involved. Whether they were marching or just attending the service, the amount of youths in attendance who were all there to honour our brave soldiers that fought for freedom and the life that we have today, was just great.
We also welcomed a bikie crew, The Veterans, from Canberra, who were all returned soldiers from past conflicts and wars.
Our new Director Corporate Services, Alison Coe starts on May 2. We are all looking forward to welcoming her to town and working with her.
Before our April Council meeting on Thursday there was a presentation from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan. This plan will allow Councils in the area to make a more strategic approach into regional funding, giving us more opportunities to get Government funding into our region.
Extensions have commenced on the Forbes Medical Centre, which will sure up students from the University of Wollongong into the future. A big thanks to the doctors for getting the $250,000 in grant funding, which has made it all possible.
For the month of March, just over $5 million worth of development applications were lodged. If the development applications keep tracking like that, we will have an enormous amount of investment in our Shire.
Have a great week, stay safe and God bless.
Mayor, Cr Phyllis Miller OAM