Why is Council developing new street names and re-naming some streets in Tocumwal, Finley and Berrigan?
Emergency Services rely on in-vehicle GPS systems to find and locate an address in an emergency. It is evident that a number of our ‘interrupted streets or ‘un-named lanes’ can cause unnecessary delay for emergency call centres.
I have not received a letter advising that my street is being re-named?
If your property is affected or if you run a business you will have already received an invitation to meet with Council to discuss any issues or concerns that need to be addressed by Council before it proposes a new name and seeks written submissions from the wider community and government agencies.
Will the street numbers change when Council re-names a street?
Some property owner’s will be keeping their street number. On the other-hand there will be some property owner’s who will also have their street name and property number changed.
How will Council select a new name and decide which properties will have new numbers?
Council must comply with the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales Guidelines for the Naming of Roads which required that:
* The name is unique and not duplicated in the Shire
Preferred Sources for road names include:
# Aboriginal Names
# Local History
# Early explorers, pioneers, settlers and other eminent persons
# War / Casualty Lists
# Thematic Names – flora, fauna or ships
# The names of living persons are not used
Names which are offensive or likely to give offence, are incongruous – out of place or that of a commercial company should also not be used.
Names should be easy to read and names composed on two or more words should be avoided.
Council’s Street and Public Place Naming Policy 1996 complies with these guidelines.
I would like to be consulted and prepare a submission in response to the names being proposed by Council and which will, change within the Shire existing street names?
Council’s Street and Public Place Naming Policy 1996 states that:
Any existing streets with physical divisions should have sections renamed only following public consultation and consideration of submissions.
If you would like Council to contact you directly when the Public Notice is issued requesting submissions on the proposed name change please contact: Jo Ruffin, Strategic and Social Planning Coordinator, Berrigan Shire Council by phoning: 03 58885100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Are you a business owner that struggles to understand how Social Media can assist your business and can be managed effectively?
This workshop will demystify the most popular Social Media Platforms by explaining the theory and giving practical applications that can be applied to your business.
This overview of Social Media will include:-
- Facebook Business Page;
- YouTube marketing techniques;
- Google Plus;
- Twitter marketing;
- Websites/Blogs ;
- Pinterest and Social Media Management and integration techniques.
The NBN Information Session conducted by Ms. Kylie Dunstan (NBN Readiness Project Coordinator) will explore the future with high speed broadband access. The Session will cover:-
- The NBN itself;
- The role of NBN Co and retailers;
- The benefits that high speed broadband will bring to education, health, tourism, arts, agriculture, local government, households and the community.
For further information please see our Events Calendar page
ClubsNSW today welcomed a report which found there was widespread community involvement and support for ClubGRANTS – a program which helps not-for-profit clubs deliver millions of dollars in funding each year for the NSW community.
The report, released by the NSW Auditor General, found participation in the scheme from all parts of the community is strong and that many successful projects have been funded thanks to ClubGRANTS.
These projects include;
$75,000 from the Blacktown Workers Club for equipment used to detect and treat esophageal cancer – the first of its kind in Western Sydney.
$25,000 for Streetworks’ Willoughby Street Outreach program from Chatswood RSL to provide assistance to disadvantaged youth to address problems including crime, substance abuse, and violence and learning difficulties.
- $10,000 from Parramatta Leagues Club to support the ‘Take a Stand’ program, a bullying prevention program run by Parramatta/Holroyd Family Support Inc.
The ClubGRANTS program has delivered almost $1 billion in funding for NSW community groups, sporting organisations and charities since its establishment. In fact, last year alone clubs donated $92 million through ClubGRANTS, more than double the amount required.
The Audit Office report also made some recommendations regarding ClubGRANTS guidelines, such as publishing all successful recipients of funds on club websites, which will be considered by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.
The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing also provides oversight for every grant made through the ClubGRANTS scheme.
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said ClubGRANTS allowed local clubs to deliver what was needed most in their local area.
“We’ve seen time and time again that clubs are better placed than a central bureaucracy to know what is needed most in their local community,” he said.
“By keeping the grants local, you keep the financial support in the local community directly funding the projects and organisations that need it most.
“The organisations that apply for ClubGRANTS funding do so on limited resources and can’t afford to wait for months, only to discover they’ve been rejected.
“Having ClubGRANTS approved at a local level also keeps recipients directly accountable for how the funds are spent and makes sure that all funds available go to the community, instead of being wasted on unnecessary red tape, administrative fees and bureaucracy.”
The local Berrigan Shire ClubGRANTS are currently open, with the Barooga Sporties, Tocumwal Golf Club and Finley RSC participating. Applications will be accepted until 5pm Wednesday 17th July 2013. For further details please visit the Finding Grants page.
The Council has adopted its draft 2013 – 2023 Resourcing Strategy, 2013 – 2017 Delivery Program, and 2013 – 2014 Operational Plan which outline how Council’s proposed activities will contribute toward the implementation of our Shire’s Community Strategic Plan: Berrigan Shire 2023. The draft Resourcing Strategy 2013 – 2023 identifies Council’s long-term financial, asset management and human resourcing requirements, the Delivery Program 2013 – 2017 Council’s program of activities and 4-year capital works program. The 2013 – 2014 Annual Operational Plan also includes Council’s budget for the next 12 months, its fees and charges and revenue and rating policies.
Copies of the draft Resourcing Strategy and draft Plans are on the Documents for Public Viewing page, and copies are also available from the Shire Office and Barooga, Finley and Tocumwal libraries for inspection by residents.
Any submissions that you may wish to make in relation to the draft plans must be received by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 12th June and will be considered by the Council at its meeting to be held on Wednesday 19th June 2013.
Submissions may be made in writing to:
The General Manager
Berrigan Shire Council
PO Box 137 Berrigan 2712
By email to email@example.com
By fax to Ph: 03 588852092
Small business owners across the Riverina will save more than $980,000 a year off power bills following subsidised energy audits and technical advice from NSW Government energy saving experts.
Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced that 218 small businesses across the Riverina have benefited from the NSW Government’s Energy Saver Program.
“We are providing practical help to support small businesses become more energy efficient and drive down their operating costs,” Ms Parker said.
Small business owners in Balranald, Deniliquin, Murray, Conargo, Wakool, Berrigan and Murrumbidgee local government areas have signed up to receive an audit.
“Energy experts visit businesses and recommended affordable ways for them to improve their energy efficiency by upgrading their lighting, refrigeration or other appliances.
“Riverina businesses will save hundreds of dollars off their bills and together will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,850 tonnes,” she said.
Murray-Darling MP John Williams said that the NSW Government was supporting the local economy by helping Riverina small businesses.
“The benefit of this program is that it tailors energy savings solutions to suit business owner’s budget and type of operation,” Mr Williams said.
Ian Fuller, General Manager of Charlie Carp Ltd in Deniliquin, upgraded his shop lighting after the energy expert told him he could save $3,490 a year off his bills.
“With electrical bills continuing to increase we knew that we had to change something and we were pretty surprised to learn that we could save the most by changing our lights,” said Mr Turner.
“We expect to recover the costs of the upgrade within two years and as we gradually implement other energy saving recommendations we hope to see even more savings.”
Ms Parker said that energy audits help NSW businesses to change the way they use energy to save on bills. The NSW Government also offers energy efficiency training, technical advice and online resources.
Pursuant to Section 356 of the Local Government Act, Berrigan Shire Council hereby gives notice that it intends to make the following resolution regarding financial assistance to the Tocumwal Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at its ordinary meeting to be held on Wednesday, 19th June 2013.
“That the Council provide funding to the Tocumwal Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inc to the amount of $13,750 including GST being for the operation of the Tocumwal Visitor Information Centre for the period 1 April 2013 to 30 June 2013.”
The funds will be used to operate the Tocumwal Visitor Information Centre from 1 April 2013 to 30 June 2013.
The Council will accept submissions from the public regarding the proposed resolution until 5.00pm Friday, 7 June 2013. Submissions can be made by:
• Mail – PO Box 137 Berrigan New South Wales 2712
• Facsimile – (03) 5885 2092
• Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact Matt Hansen.
WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY 2013 @ 11am
Barooga – Berrigan – Finley - Tocumwal
All Preschoolers and Parents/Carers Welcome
The Council, together with the Local Traffic Committee, would like to remind residents of the road rules for double white lines.
A driver on a road with a single continuous dividing line, a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line, or 2 parallel continuous dividing lines must not drive across the dividing lines to perform a U-turn. (Australian Road Rules Feb 2012 Versions Page 118).
The section of Road between the pedestrian crossing and Jerilderie Street intersection of Chanter Street, Berrigan has double continuous white lines and it is illegal to perform a U-turn there. U-turns can also not be conducted at the Jerilderie Street/Chanter Street intersection.
Oral health outcomes in the Murray-Darling Electorate will be improved under a landmark plan today launched by the NSW Minister for Healthy Lifestyles, Kevin Humphries.
John Williams, Member for Murray-Darling said the release by the NSW Government today of Oral Health 2020: A Strategic Framework for Dental Health in NSW was a vital step forward in returning quality services to oral health and providing equitable access to dental care.
“It is fantastic that for the first time in NSW there is a comprehensive framework to reform the delivery of dental services and improve dental outcomes for the people of NSW,” John Williams said.
“The NSW Government understands that good dental health is fundamental to the enjoyment of life, vital to general good health and significantly contributes to confidence and wellbeing and through our Strategic Framework we will ensure that there is a marked improvement in oral health outcomes.”
The plan outlines the three strategic goals and the action framework central to improving oral health outcomes for the people of NSW:
· Improving access to oral health services in NSW;
· Reducing disparities in the oral health status of people in NSW; and,
· Improving the oral health of the NSW population through primary prevention.
The launch of the Framework comes on a significant day for dental care in NSW, with Health Minister Jillian Skinner announcing the state had also signed a National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Treating More Public Dental Patients, under which NSW will receive up to $110.8 million from the Commonwealth to increase public dental services until March 31, 2015.
“Combined with Oral Health 2020, the NSW Government has a platform for action on dental health into the next decade, tailored to the needs of our communities such as those in the Murray-Darling,” John Williams said.
The annual Business and Environment Awards were held last week and were a great success. I never cease to be amazed by the talent and dedication that our local residents have. While detailed coverage of the event is covered elsewhere in the SRN I would like to thank the supporters of the event without whose support the event would be all the more difficult to stage at the level that it is. Special thanks go to the Southern Riverina News, Central Murray Credit Union, Treasury Wine Estates, Murray Hume Business Enterprise Centre and our hosts Barooga Sporti’s.
The Council recently received the results of its financial assessment conducted by the NSW treasury (TCorp). It is pleasing to see that this assessment confirmed the Council’s long term sustainability and, generally, above average performance against peer Councils. One area of concern highlighted in the assessment was the fact that the Sewer fund is not raising adequate income to sustain it operation in the long term. This view was confirmed in the recently released Performance Monitoring Report prepared by the NSW Office of Water. The Council considered three options to address this short fall and in the end has elected to increase sewer charges by approximately $80 per year from 2013/2014 and with a similar percentage increase in other sewer charges. While the impact of such a decision is recognized, a failing sewerage system is not an option.
On behalf of the community I would like to express the Council’s appreciation of the efforts of volunteers, emergency service organizations, service utilities, contractors and Council staff for the very efficient cleanup of the recent tornado damage. The co-ordination and efficiency of these parties help damaged areas get back to somewhere near normal in a relatively short time. Well done all.