Briefs from 21 May 2020 Council Meeting

Monday 25 May 2020

Minute’s Silence

The Chamber observed a Minute’s Silence for the passing of Vladimir Tysluk, a former Council employee.


Apologies and leaves of absence for the meeting were received from Cr McCormack and Cr O’Brien.

Presentations to Council


$1.2 Million boost for Upper Lachlan road and community projects

Friday 22 May 2020


Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has welcomed over $1.2 million in funding for Upper Lachlan Shire Council as part of the Federal Government’s $1.8 billion boost for local government road and community projects.

The $1,203,048 investment for...

Free COVID-19 pop-up clinic in Tuena

Thursday 21 May 2020

A free COVID-19 testing clinic will be held at Tuena on Wednesday 3 June 2020. Details of the pop-up clinic are as follows:

  • 9.00am-1.00pm
  • Parsons General Store
  • Bathurst Street Tuena NSW 2583
  • Bookings 1800 999 880 (option 1)

To protect lives & stay safe:

Upper Lachlan Skate parks and Council playground equipment to reopen conditionally

Thursday 21 May 2020

Upper Lachlan skate parks and playground equipment in Council parks will soon reopen as the restrictions concerning COVID-19 continue to be reassessed.

As of midday Friday May 22, skate parks and Council playground equipment will reopen to the public, and it is anticipated that Gunning and Crookwell libraries and the Crookwell Visitor...

Council meeting shifts to a 9am start

Wednesday 20 May 2020

The May Ordinary Meeting of Upper Lachlan Shire Council will go ahead tomorrow from 9am with no gallery physically present.

Tomorrow's meeting is the first day time meeting of Council for some time following a resolution last month to switch from a 6pm start to a 9am start.

The meeting will be webcast as per usual and can be...

Hume RFS Brigades receive volunteer grants

Tuesday 19 May 2020


Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has announced that 21 local RFS Brigades have been successful in securing funding under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program.

Mr Taylor thanked all volunteer firefighters who gave their...

Click, Call and Collect library items in Upper Lachlan

Monday 18 May 2020

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus Crookwell and Gunning Libraries remain closed to the public until further notice.

Gearing up for dining in

Friday 15 May 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic may be a long way from over, the easing of certain restrictions has meant cafes and restaurants are able to serve up to 10 people dining-in as of today, Friday 15th May.

Mayor’s radio sessions now online

Thursday 14 May 2020

Each Thursday morning, the Mayor of Upper Lachlan Shire Council, John Stafford speaks with 2GN and discusses what’s happening in the Shire.

The segment, in which the Mayor usually speaks with Craig Prichard or John Banks, has a large and loyal legion of listeners but now and then people aren’t ably to hear it as it goes out live.

MAYORAL COLUMN: Week Commencing 11th May, 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020

Recently there has been a lot of discussion and planning around the removal of restrictions related to COVID-19.

This has come about due to the falling number of cases across most parts of Australia. In the Upper Lachlan specifically, we have had no new cases since 1st April, and even those two cases weren’t local residents....