Tuesday night last week saw torrential rain and storms causing significant damage. I thank council staff who worked around the clock to clear roads and keep our community safe. We have applied for disaster relief funding and I hope to receive a positive response to this application.
Last week, we received some good news from Pru Goward MP that we have received funding from the State Government to cover 50 per cent of the cost of the scoping study for the Boorowa Water Security Project.
This pipeline is the number one infrastructure priority for Hilltops Council, and I look forward to completing the business case so that we can move forward with delivery for the community.
On Friday I was in Sydney meeting with Schools Infrastructure NSW regarding the joint use library facility. We are still working through the project deed at this point in time.
Council has invested in the development of a Masterplan for Blackguard Gully that will focus on providing appropriate amenities to access the site safely and will include parking, toilets, landscaping, signage, interpretative pathways and picnic facilities.
Councillors will be viewing the draft Masterplan next week at a workshop and then we are aiming to have it out on public exhibition for comment by the end of the month.
Tickets are now available for the Hilltops Seniors Festival Lunch being held on Thursday, February 21 at Galong Monastery. Buses are available from Boorowa, Harden and Young. Tickets are just $25 and include transport, morning tea, lunch and tour. Tickets can be purchased at Hilltops Council Offices in Boorowa, Harden and Young by Monday, February 18.