Mayor's say: Kyogle Council planning to be fit for future

COUNCIL held an extraordinary meeting and endorsed the Fit for the Future submission (rural template) which has now been forwarded to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

IPART will assess all the submissions from councils across NSW and submit their results to the minister by October 16.

After this, the recommendations will be sent to cabinet for approval and the release of results will begin.

At present it appears there is no plan by the State Government as to what will happen after this part of the process is completed.

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland

Council will continue to keep you informed as to what is happening as more information trickles out.

Business awards

THESE inaugural awards were an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses across the local government area.

It was a wonderful evening at the Kyogle Bowls Club, with a delicious three-course meal followed by dancing the night away to a live band. Congratulations to nominees, winners the Chamber of Commerce for co-ordinating the event. Kyogle Council was proud to be a silver sponsor of this auspicious occasion.

General manager

AS most will already know, our long-serving general manager Arthur Piggott has departed to pursue further career opportunities at Tweed Council.

Graham Kennett has been appointed temporarily to the position and the council has resolved to advertise the job immediately and begin the recruitment process.

Mayoral outreach

THE next meeting will be held in Tabulam at the hall. Sessions will begin at 9am so if you would like to pop in to discuss an issue or just to have a chat, phone Janelle on 6632 0214 to make an appointment.

We will be joined by Cr Blair Maxwell from Tenterfield Council as Tabulam is divided between the two council areas. We hope that such cross-boundary collaborations will result in better outcomes for the Tabulam community.