From The Mayor's Desk - 18 Oct

18 October 2021

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Council has been recently advised that it was successful in obtaining grant funding in round three of the State Government’s Fixing Local Roads Program. These funds will be applied as per the funding deed to the Ellengerah Road and the Old Warren Road.

In regard to the Ellengerah Road this will see construction of segments 22,24 and 26 meaning that the road will sealed for its entire route within the Warren Shire up to our eastern boundary with the Narromine Shire. In turn this will mean greater efficiencies for our road maintenance crews in that this is the last remaining piece of unsealed road in that part of the Warren Shire Local Government Area and once the project is completed the road will require minimal maintenance. The total cost of the Project is $846,000 of which $211,000 comes from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

In regard to the Old Warren Road segments 26 and 28 will be sealed further extending the sealed length of that road. The total cost of the project is $1,679,000. Of that $420,000 has been provided by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Work continues to progress at the Carter Oval Youth Sports Precinct. Tenders have closed for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of LED sports lights at Carter Oval, with Council now undertaking due diligence prior to the acceptance of any tender.

Council is inviting the Nevertire Community to attend a community consultation evening at 5:30pm Wednesday, 27th October 2021 in the Nevertire Park (pending weather) on ideas for the Nevertire Water Reservoir Mural.

The Nevertire Water Reservoir is currently being refurbished and once this work is complete, the reservoir will become the canvas for a mural to celebrate the area.

The Nevertire Water Reservoir Mural project is part of a wider arts program for the Warren Shire through the Warren Public Arts Committee and is funded through the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program Round 3.

Council is also inviting the Warren Community to attend a community consultation evening at 5:30pm on Wednesday, 20th October 2021 in the Community Room at 115 Dubbo Street, Warren for community feedback and ideas regarding the Public Art on Private Property Mural Project.

Council wishes to advise that copies of Council’s Community Engagement Strategy and Communications and Engagement Policy will be on public exhibition until 4.00pm Thursday, 28th October. Comment is invited.

This will be the last “From the Mayor’s Desk” for the year as the regulated period for the 2021 Local Government Elections will commence from 6.00pm Monday, 25th October 2021. However, watch this space as Council’s General Manager, Gary Woodman will continue to keep the community informed with a new temporary column “Council Comment.”

Clr Milton Quigley


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