Village community meetings wrapped up


Mark Gordon, Leonie Brown, Dwyane Willoughby, Mayor Barry Hollman (seated on the Big Yabby), Tracey and Dave Hegarty, Mick Barrett and Mark Riley at the Fords Bridge village meeting. Joan and Lindsay Davis in background. Photo TWH


Bourke Shire Council’s round of community consultation meetings concluded with visits to Byrock, Enngonia and Fords Bridge last week.

On the top of the agenda at Byrock, was the news that filtered water would not be made available to the village. The Byrock meeting also discussed a new fence at the airport and some items for inclusion in council’s strategic plan.

At Enngonia, residents wanted to see the airstrip reopened, and the continued upgrading of the Enngonia Hall and CWA Hall. They also had concerns regarding the reliability of the Telstra tower and the need for speed signs to encourage traffic to slow down on the highway through town.

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Sarah Barton, Tony Mallon, Peter Brown, Dwayne Willoughby and Mark Gordon pictured at the Enngonia CWA Hall. Photo TWH