We have finalised the draft Budget and I am pleased to let the community know that we have allocated an extra $700k to the gravel re-sheeting program. This is an increase of 80% towards the program. Council resolved to dedicate more funding to this core business activity as we consider the upgrade and maintenance of our gravel roads a priority. The draft Budget is currently on display and open for public comment.
There was excitement in the air in Harden last week when a historic steam train returned to the rails after a two-year overhaul. The cold weather didn’t keep people from venturing out to see the train travel through on its way to Melbourne. The 2019 Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest is coming to Hilltops. Pitchfest is an opportunity to pitch your business or idea to an audience and expert panel for the chance to win a share of $20k in cash and prizes. Winners from each NSW regional event will be flown to Sydney for a 3-day boot camp before the semi-final where 5 winners will be chosen to compete in the State final in Wagga. The event is being held on Thursday 4 July in Young. Applications close this Sunday 9 June. For more information, please call Council on 1300 445 586.
The concept design for the new inclusive playspace at Tresillian Park has been released. This space aims to provide an inclusive play experience and offers a range of play options including a flying fox, sand play area, accessible spinner and climbing fort. The concept design for the Variety Livvi’s Place inclusive playspace at Tresillian Park is available to view on Council’s website and also at the Hilltops Council Young office. Residents are invited to provide their feedback on the concept design.
As a Council, we continue our commitment to our villages. Residents of Rye Park are invited to join Hilltops Councillors and staff for a workshop and BBQ next Wednesday 12 June from 6pm at the Rye Park Hall. Bring along your ideas, questions and concerns about anything Council related. We look forward to seeing you there. Mayor Brian Ingram
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