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Councillor Column – 18 October 2022

Oct 25, 2022

For Immediate Release 18 October 2022
Authorised by Councillor Tony Flanery

Congratulations to the committees of Boorowa Woolfest and the Harden Kite Festival. The weather was magnificent for Woolfest which saw a huge crowd in attendance. It was a tribute to those who have stayed the course through the Covid hiatus.

The Kite Festival committee were not so fortunate with the weather, with participants having to contend with a return to cold showery weather throughout the day. It was still a wonderful day, enjoyed by all attendees. The new grandstand facility was a huge benefit however, enabling many to get indoors and make their own kites.

Let’s hope the weather holds up not only for the upcoming Cherry Festival but more importantly for the farming community who have seen their crops struggle as a result of the constant rain events. A good harvest where grain and fruit crops are not lost or downgraded has a huge economic benefit to the region, creating jobs and growth.

Not only has the continued rain caused problems for crops, it has also had a shocking impact on our road network. Gravel and asphalt roads have been severely damaged, and unfortunately it may take years to get them back in order.

Councillors made very clear at the last months council meeting that we there needs to be urgency in getting potholes patched and a plan in place to stop further deterioration. It is very obvious to me that the most significant damage has occurred where roadside vegetation is preventing water running off the roads and where culverts are blocked. It would be good to see plans to address this problem.

Regards

Councillor Tony Flanery

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