Briefs from 17 August 2017 Council Meeting

Friday 18 August 2017

Vale Brian Dennis and Patrick Smith

Council paused for a minute silence to acknowledge the passing of former Crookwell Gazette editor Brian Dennis and prominent Gunning resident Patrick Smith.

Mayor Brian McCormack OAM acknowledged the contribution both men had made to the community and said both men...

Upper Lachlan Library Service launches new website

Friday 18 August 2017

Upper Lachlan Shire library members will be able to access a range of services and resources via a new website launched this week.

Council’s General Manager John Bell said the new website replaces the former Southern Tablelands Library Cooperative (STLC) website, which became obsolete with the dissolution of the STLC on 1 July this year...

One week left to go: Our Towns – Schools’ Ideas Competition

Friday 18 August 2017

Schools have one week left to get their entries in for the Our Towns – Schools’ Ideas Competition.

The competition, open to all school-aged children in the Upper Lachlan Shire, is an opportunity for youngsters to share their ideas about how the Shire’s town centres might become more vibrant, fun places.

Road Condition Update

Friday 18 August 2017

The Upper Lachlan Shire has received rain and some snowfall this morning.

Whilst roads currently remain open motorists are advised to use extreme caution and drive to the conditions they encounter.

Road conditions can be monitored via www.livetraffic....

Reminder: Council Meeting at Council Chambers Crookwell Tonight

Thursday 17 August 2017

Upper Lachlan Shire Council wishes to remind the community that tonight’s Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at the Council Chambers Crookwell from 6.00pm.

The Business Paper is available via the following link:

2017-2018 Local Heritage Places Grants Program

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Applications are now being called for funding under the 2017-2018 Local Heritage Places Grants Program.

The Fund will encourage works to heritage places with funding provided on a $1 (Council) to $1 (applicant) contributory basis. With the support of the NSW Heritage Grants, Office of Environment and Heritage, Upper Lachlan Shire Council...

Council welcomes new Director of Works and Operations

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Council has appointed Mursaleen Shah as its new Director of Works and Operations.

The role was previously held by Phil Newham, who retired in July.

Mr Shah commenced in his new role this week, and will lead the planning and delivery of infrastructure works including roads, footpaths, water, sewer and parks and facilities of the...

Reminder: Change of venue for Council meetings

Friday 11 August 2017

Upper Lachlan Shire Council wishes to remind the community that Ordinary Council Meetings will be held in the Council Chambers Crookwell (44 Spring Street, Crookwell), commencing at 6.00pm on Thursday, 17 August 2017.

Ordinary Council Meetings had previously been held in the Crookwell Memorial Hall.

Meetings will continue to be...

Closing soon: Shire’s streetscapes survey

Friday 11 August 2017

With just over one week to go, Upper Lachlan Shire residents are reminded to have their say on the beautification of the Shire’s town centres, via a community survey.

Statement from Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM: Passing of Brian Dennis

Thursday 10 August 2017

Upper Lachlan Shire Council is saddened to learn of the passing of former Crookwell Gazette managing editor, Brian Dennis.

Brian was managing editor of the Gazette for 24 years, delivering a trusted source of news to the Crookwell community, until his retirement from the position in 1996.