Mayor’s Message - 28 August 2020

I’m sharing with you some good news this week as Dungog Shire Council has received $14,271.06 in bonus payments for being a part of the Regional Procurement Initiative.

This bonus payment is based on our use of Regional Procurement Initiative contracts over the 2020/2021 financial year and will be invested back into the community through future works programs.

This payment means council has earned a total of more than $57,500 over the past five years through our involvement with the Regional Procurement Initiative -- all of which has been reinvested to the benefit of our local shire community.

We place a strong focus on regional collaboration here in the Hunter, and as well as the financial benefits of engaging in regional procurement practices, we also benefit from access to a broader talent pool for all tender services, standardised procurement processes and best practice standards of service delivery.

Speaking of funds, I would like to commend the recent fundraising efforts of many local businesses and individuals in raising $67,865 in just over one week for Ride Dungog. This is a commendable community effort and will enhance the work carried out by The Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Land Manager with grant funds (almost $300,000) made available from the efforts of Dungog Regional Tourism.

We welcome the flow-on economic benefits this asset generates by attracting recreational visitors to our region and will continue to work, where appropriate, with The Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Land Manager, Dungog Regional Tourism and Ride Dungog.

As always, I am interested to hear from all residents on any matters of celebration or concern. I encourage you to get in touch with me via phone 4995 7777 or email shirecouncil@dungog.nsw.gov.au and I look forward to hearing from you.

We’re all in this together.

JOHN CONNORS
Mayor


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