Council Happenings

Cangon Park Rural Residential Development
At the council meeting on Wednesday night consent was granted for the development of a 31 lot subdivision on Hanleys Creek Road, Dungog. It is s conditioned to require the developer to upgrade the bridge over the pipeline to Rural Distributor standard which will need to include provision for pedestrians, cyclists, services and appropriate safety barrier systems. The intersection of Hanleys Creek Road and Clarence Town Road is to be upgraded in accordance with the latest Auspec standards, Council’s Roads Management Strategy and Austroads standards.  There are numerous other conditions to make the development as compatible as possible with neighbouring land uses.

Swimming Pools
Tenders are to be invited for the management and operation of the Shire’s two swimming facilities at Dungog and Clarence Town. The current leases expire on 30 June, 2020.

John Tucker Park Amenities
The new amenities block and BBQ area at Paterson is completed and operational.  The former amenities block was in an area of the park that was prone to flooding and has been demolished and the site is being tidied up.

Black Spot Funding
Dr David Gillespie (Member for Lyne) has announced that council has been successful in obtaining a total of $1.7m for safety works on Bingleburra Road and Clarence Town Road south of Hanleys Creek Road.

Farming Forum
The Future of Farming Forum scheduled for Friday 20th March has had to be postponed due to Coronavirus.  When the situation clears the Forum will be re-scheduled.

Alison Court
There is currently a vacancy at Alison Court and applications close at 5pm on Thursday 2nd April, 2020.  An application form can be obtained from the Council Administration Building.

Covid-19
Like the community generally Council is impacted by the coronavirus.  With the daily evolution of information there may well be changes to Council’s operations and ability to deliver services at short notice. Naturally all will be done to minimise the impact on the community but unfortunately some things may be out of Council’s control.

The Australian Government has released two economic responses to date. One being a Stimulus payment to households to support growth and a Cash flow assistance for businesses. Details have been circulated by the Dungog and District Chamber of Commerce and the Dungog Regional Tourism to their members. Anyone requiring additional information can get at treasury.gov.au/coronavirus.

John Connors

Mayor
Dungog Shire Council