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Village Meetings full of ideas for Council

The sand hills just before Fords Bridge on the Bourke-Fords Bridge Road. Bourke Shire Council will seal this 7 kilometre section of road – from the sand hills to Fords Bridge at a total cost of $1.3 million with funding assistance from the Regional Roads Repair Program and the Roads to Recovery Program Photo TWH

ling road show has proven a success with many residents attending the village community consultations held last week, and early this week, in Louth, Fords Bridge, Byrock, Wanaaring and Enngonia. The last meeting was held in Bourke on Monday night.

General Manager Ross Earl said the meetings provided residents with the opportunity to have face to face conversations with councillors and council staff, and discuss any issues they may have regarding services and facilities provided by Council.

“There’s a high degree of satisfaction with what Council is doing, with some constructive criticism about how we can improve,” he said.

“The residents have been appreciative of the extra money that has become available due to the efforts of the staff, the Stronger Communities Fund and the Drought Communities Fund.

“Fifty million dollars has made a huge difference to Council’s ability to undertake work right across the board – the construction and sealing of the Wanaaring Road for example.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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