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MAYOR’S MESSAGE December 20 2006.


This week in the lead up to Christmas I have unearthed the Mayors Message from the same period ten years ago. At the time Councillor John Bruce was our Mayor. We were in the middle of a very trying period in the region, with drought affecting us all. Every business and family felt the effects of this terrible period and it is interesting to see where we are now, one minute it is again looking like drought and then we are flooded. We certainly are a tough bunch here in the country.

On behalf of the Council I extend its best wishes to the community for the festive season and hope that you all have a happy and safe Christmas and a prosperous new year. It is also an opportune time to express the Council’s thanks to all our tireless volunteers and community workers that help provide the wonderful community and environment in which we live.

The Council has recently received the final draft of a Strategic Plan for Tocumwal Aerodrome. The Council commissioned the plans preparation to clarify the future direction and opportunities for the aerodrome. To discuss the plan an initial meeting will be held at the Tocumwal Aerodrome terminal building on Wednesday 17th January 2006 commencing at 7.30 pm. A copy of the draft plan is available at the Council’s website.

At this stage the Council has not adopted the plan and is interested in feedback from the community before it does so.

The Council is working with Murray Irrigation Ltd to ensure continuity of supply to Berrigan and Finley townships during the closure periods of irrigation channels. The Council does not expect any significant supply problems however it is taking action to expand storage capacity at Berrigan that has always been marginal. A review of expanded storage options at Finley will be addressed shortly. 
 The Council will soon circulate a “coping with stress’ brochure to all rural properties and business operators throughout the Shire. The brochure is a handy guide to recognizing and dealing with stress and includes useful reference points for assistance.

Once again a safe and prosperous Christmas and new year to all.

Interesting to see what has happened at the Tocumwal Aerodrome, in particular the upcoming residential airpark, in the time since this was written, check out the facebook page for further updates:…/


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