Weather holds for show success

At the time of writing this column a very successful first day of the Nyngan 2013 Show had occurred with ideal show weather.
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Good support was evident for all the ring events with all the horse stalls full.

Our local schools should be commended for their attractive displays in the Wye Pavilion.

Other first day features like the Speed Shearing, Poultry and Wool Pavilion, Animal Nursery, Yard Dog Trails, dog races and jumps seemed well-supported with the biggest crowd for many years attending the rodeo.

Thanks to president Chris Elder and all members of the show committee and stewards who have rolled up their sleeves again to ensure everything possible was done to prepare and stage this year’s show.

Also appreciation is extended to all involved from Bogan Shire Council who have prepared the grounds to a very high standard and have done a lot of work to ensure all the recent events at the showground (Easter Rugby League Carnival, Small Schools Camp, Equestrian Events, Pony Club Camp and Anzac Day Races Meeting) were well catered for.

Our community continues to give excellent support to the yearly Anzac Day Services and March, with the large turnout from our local schools in holiday times, a significant part of the formalities to remember all those who did not come home.

The local RSL Sub-branch has commenced planning for Anzac Day 2015, as we join all other communities to remember the centenary of Gallipoli, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Nyngan’s 1990 flood.

Congratulations are extended to our neighbouring Shire of Brewarrina as it celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

We attended a combined church service last Sunday,

followed by the launching of two books to commemorate the 150th anniversary by state governor, Professor Marie Bashir AV CVO, who also presented the mayor Wulf Reichler with his OAM.

StormCo were back in town last week with lots of local children attending their sessions.

They seem to enjoy coming back to Nyngan regularly each April holidays as much as our

children enjoy participating in their games and organised activities.

I am sure many families join Council in thanking them for the enjoyment they bring, and

positive role models they are for all who have contact with them.

A number of draft legislation papers and reports have recently been released by state government.

The “White Paper” on planning legislation seeks to streamline planning approvals and speed up considerably the time taken to approve Development Applications to motivate the construction of new homes.

Councils and communities are to be extensively involved in forward planning what developments they want on their respective areas.

The first lot of recommendations to the Primary Industries Minister from the reference panel helping to plan the makeup of Local Land Services have been sent to the minister.

This new organisation will replace the existing Catchment Management Authorities, Livestock Health and Pest Authorities and parts of the Department of Primary Industries. Most of Bogan Shire will be in the Central West zone from here to Lithgow, one of 10 areas planned statewide.

The section of Bogan Shire in the Western Division will be in the large western area.

The boards will have three elected members and four ministerial appointed members from the same area.

Another recommendation is to lower the size of the holdings to be rated down to two hectares and maintain the current rating system currently used by Local Health and Pest Authorities until the new boards are elected early next year.

A Treasury Corporation report into the financial sustainability of the 152 Councils in NSW showed Bogan Shire to be in the mid range or moderate zone for financial performance and sustainability both at present and for our 10-year outlook.

Our financial performance and debt levels were well ahead of most of the surrounding Councils in the Orana region.

Council will provide a separate report on the options contained in its discussion paper released last week by the Independent Panel looking at all areas of state local government titled “Future Directions” once a detailed study of it has been carried out.

Congratulations to Noel and Nerida Wright on their 50th wedding anniversary, and Don and Betty Munro on their 60th wedding anniversary.

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