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International Visitors, birthday Milestones and grand designs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Improving communication - but don't just take my word for it

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The number one ranked batsman in the world, Stephen Smith, scored his first Test double century four days ago in the second Ashes Test. I will never experience the pleasure of a Test double-century but I am hugely satisfied with this being my 200th Mayoral Column Read More...

Back from the "Future" in time for school holidays and global matters

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

On Monday night our Fit for the Future submission was formally ratified by Council and has been submitted. It is now a waiting game to allow IPART to analyse the 152 submissions and the State Government to make final decisions on their direction.  Read More...

Why a packed gallery is a good thing

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On Monday night we saw a textbook example of the benefits of a modern democracy combined with an open progressive Council.  Read More...

Networking in our Nation's capital

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I am currently sitting in chilly Canberra (5°C last night) attending the annual National General Assembly which is a gathering of all 565 Councils from across the nation. This is an opportunity to hear from our Federal politicians (such as Warren Truss; Bill Shorten and Richard Di Natale) and from national leaders (such as current Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty) and from a number of people involved in Local Government across Australia and even representatives from New Zealand. Read More...

How Dubbo got direct flights to Brisbane

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Forget submissions closing last Friday on our $160 million Operational Plan and Budget for the next year or Ignite our Centre ideas or even the most significant reform of Local Government since 1993, Fit for the Future, all anyone has been able to talk to me about since the announcement on Friday morning is the fact that we will have direct flights to Brisbane within six weeks. Read More...


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