Alex Rea On Monday morning a new 20-year blueprint for the NSW South East and Tablelands was released for the community to have their say. Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan outlined a vision to support productive, sustainable communities in the region.
Alex Rea To celebrate National Volunteer Week the Country Education Foundation (CEF) has launched annual volunteer awards to recognise the tireless work of long-standing rural and regional volunteers. Awards are being issued for long service to committee members past and present who have volunteered with a local foundation for 10 or more years.
Pete Harrison, former Mayor Palerang I guess it can’t be said to have come as a great surprise, but as I have said elsewhere, it was certainly a disappointing outcome, to say the least. With independent financial advice provided to both Councils indicating that a merger would be ill-advised, and in the face of the recommendation from the Independent Local Government Review Panel that mergers should proceed only where they can be shown to make, amongst other things, a “substantial contribution to addressing financial problems” the NSW Government went its own way.