Week Commencing Monday 25 November 2013
I took a few days off and flew to Melbourne to attend the Athletics Australia Sporting Awards, whilst in attendance at the presentation I had a stroke of luck, as at the next table was the Treasurer Hon. Joe Hockey, he was in attendance as his wife is on the Board of Athletics Australia and I would like to advise that they are both very charming people. Further to our discussions on the evening I have since written to him and asked if he would intervene with the funding of our SkatePark. Let’s hope it works.
I would like to advise that my trip to Sydney and back to Cobar on Brindabella Airlines was one of the most disturbing parts of my life, to have to sit all day at an airport and have to cancel and re cancel connections is unacceptable.
On Wednesday a meeting was held between Council’s General Manager, Director of Corporate and Community Services, Director of Engineering Services and the three Mines General Managers regarding the Brindabella Airline services. Further to this meeting the CEO and other staff Members are now coming to Cobar on Friday to discuss the issues that we have raised.
During the week I attended a luncheon with the Western Lands Advisory Committee at the Cobar Bowling and Golf Club and I was able to verify some issues in relation to fencing, the new road reserves and existing fencing as some members of the public have already experienced issues with this.
On Sunday I attended a barbeque function for the Combined Local Emergency Services at the Golf Club which was well attended.
Have a great week.
Lilliane Brady OAM