Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 19 February 2018Mayor Liz Campbell

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is a great community event where we can all do our bit to help keep the Macleay Valley clean and looking its stunning best.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 4 and you can register as an individual, community group, business or school by visiting the Clean Up Australia Day website. You will be sent a free Clean Up Kit including bags, gloves, information and promotional materials.

Council encourages everyone to take rubbish collected from our local area to the Shire’s Waste Management Centre on Crescent Head Road, and it’s free if accompanied by a Clean Up bag.

Remember to stay safe while you clean up your local area by wearing gloves, protective shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical exercise

The five-year anniversary of the last major flood on the Macleay River is a timely reminder of the impact that flooding can have on our community. Council has partnered with NSW State Emergency Service and the Lower Macleay Community Action Team to hold a Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical exercise at the Smithtown Bowling Club on March 10.

All residents, business owners and farmers are encouraged to participate in the morning exercise. We can all learn from sharing past experiences in managing flood situations and take away ideas on how best to respond during floods to help protect life and property and to recover after the event.

Information gained on the day will help form the basis of a community plan that will complement the NSW SES Local Flood Plan, so the people of the Macleay are well prepared in the event of another flood. Anyone keen to attend are asked to contact the SES on 6592 5800 or mnr.admin@ses.nsw.gov.au

Frederickton Community Catch-up

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Frederickton School of Arts Hall on February 28 for Council’s second Community Catch-up. For further details visit http://yoursaymacleay.nsw.gov.au  council’s website or call Customer Services on 6566 3200 for more information.

Aerial photograph of Smithtown in floodThe five-year anniversary of the last major flood on the Macleay River is a timely reminder of the impact that flooding can have on our community. Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical exercise will be held at the Smithtown Bowling Club on 10 March.