HOW good is it to see some rain fall in the region?
Last Friday I attended the Country Mayors’ Association meeting in Sydney. There was a lot of talk regarding waste strategies and converting waste into energy.
The Premier and Deputy Premier both spoke about waste into energy strategies and explained that moving forward waste is of concern to all of Australia, not just regional councils and for this fact investigations into new options will continue.
On Monday we conducted final interviews in the general manager recruitment process.
I am looking forward to making an announcement to the community regarding the appointment of Hilltops new general manager as soon as an offer has been made and accepted.
On Monday night I attended the community consultation for the Young Aquatic Centre. This meeting was well represented by a cross section of the community who put forward their ideas for the development of a masterplan for the centre.
Feedback from the meeting will be compiled for council’s consideration.
Last Week was Local Government Week which is an important week for NSW councils.
When people think of local councils they probably know all about roads, rates and rubbish, but local government has many functions that are a big part of everyone’s daily lives that are not as widely known.
Council managed roads, libraries, cemeteries, sports fields and pools, food safety checks, museums and galleries, building and development and pet registrations are all operated by councils.
We are part of a great industry working in partnership to provide services for our community now and into the future.