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AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

Interested persons and organisations are invited to submit suitable nominations for persons to receive the following Australia Day Awards, to be presented on Australia Day 2018:

Citizen of the Year Award.;

Young Citizen of the Year Award;

Sports Achievement Award.

Nominees must be residents of the Council area.

Young Citizens of the Year Award nominees must be under 25 years of age at 31 December 2017.

Nominations are to be in writing (by letter, or on the form available from Council Offices and website) and received by the undersigned no later than Monday, 4 December 2017.  This will allow consideration and selection of the Awardees by the Council at the December Ordinary Council Meeting.

Submissions should outline the achievements of the nominee to best inform the selection process for award recipients.  Please mark the envelopes “Australia Day Awards – Confidential”.

Nomination Form 2018

ESSENTIAL ENERGY VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS

Essential Energy vegetation management works are continuing across the CGRC area. Works in the Cootamundra town are now winding up, with crews beginning the management works in the Gundagai town from Monday 6 November, weather permitting.

Essential Energy’s cyclical vegetation management program ensures minimum safety clearances are maintained between trees and overhead powerlines and helps to minimise the trimming required in the future, while also maintaining a reliable power supply.

Works will be undertaken by Essential Energy approved contractors who are qualified in all aspects of vegetation management. Contractors use directional pruning techniques that remove branches growing towards a powerline and encourage regrowth away from the power network. Whilst this can affect visual amenity, these techniques are considered best practice throughout the arboriculture industry and are used by most power companies in Australia.

For further information please contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON OLYMPIC HIGHWAY

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out work on the Hume Highway, near Gundagai, replacing over 100 large concrete road slabs and installing new linemarking and road markers.  This road rebuilding work will extend the life of the road, improve the road surface and reduce future maintenance costs.

The work will be commence Monday 9 October 2017 and continue until Friday 24 November 2017.  The work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 7am – 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.

Safety Improvements on Hume Highway