I hope you all had a pleasant Easter break and enjoyed some time with family and friends.
It has pleased many of us to see the weather settle down over this past week here in Dungog, with recovery and repair efforts being carried out across the shire.
Council crews have been working tirelessly to repair and reopen roads and bridges to enable access to our community over the Easter long weekend.
As Deputy Mayor, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our emergency responders, including council staff, who were at the frontline of our storm and flooding events this past week, and who all worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our entire community.
As Deputy Mayor, I am writing to you this week while the Mayor is away on leave.
Our council meeting on Wednesday evening was jam packed and we were pleased to see a record number of people watching proceedings online.
One of the major items discussed was the Dungog Shire Destination Management Plan (DMP) 2021-2026.
DUNGOG SHIRE COUNCIL MEETING - Wednesday 17 March 2021, 6pm
The livestreaming of council’s meeting via its Facebook page was successfully managed to ensure information can continue to be shared in real-time with the broader community.
It’s been a busy time here in Dungog of late, with many events, activities, and major infrastructure projects underway.
Council joined the Cities Power Partnership late last year, and I’m proud that our region is now part of Australia’s largest network of local governments acting on climate change.
Over the last few days, I have been fortunate to meet many Dungog residents face to face at locations across our Shire, as part of the Meet the Mayor events.
Dungog Shire Council is reminding residents to take responsibility for their pets and keep their dogs safe and secure after a recent increase in reported dog attacks.
Council has received seven reports of dog attacks in the past eight weeks.