This week we welcomed Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW, Hon Rick Colless MLC to the Parkes Region to announce two lots of roads funding. The NSW Government will provide $900,000 in funding for the upgrade of The Bogan Way and a further $790,000 for Middle Trundle Road. This funding will allow for the widening and sealing of two sections along The Bogan Way, and 4.5 kilometres of sealing for the Middle Trundle Road. I thank the NSW Government for these significant contributions.
This Easter long weekend the Shire will celebrate all things Irish at the Tullamore Irish Music Festival. I would like to welcome all those who have travelled for the event to join in all the fun, music, food, games and fashion. For more information visit www.tullamore.org.au.
Council has observed a significant increase in residential water consumption across the Shire ahead of the quarterly progressive water consumption notices being issued this week.The overall increase is likely to be attributable to the extreme warmer temperatures over summer and the absence of rain. Residents who feel there is a disparity in their water meter reading are encouraged to carry out simple checks to ensure their reading is correct. More information is available at www.parkes.nsw. gov.au/residents-encouraged-to-check- their-water-meter-reading/
A reminder to those residents travelling over the long weekend to drive safely and be mindful of the increased traffic on the roads during the holiday period.
Have an enjoyable
Easter long weekend.
Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire