On Thursday 13 December, Narromine Shire Councillors and senior staff embarked on a tour of the region’s roads. They visited many of the Shire’s 1500 km of roads, travelling over 500 km across all corners of the Shire towards the Parkes, Lachlan, Dubbo, Warren and Gilgandra Shire boundaries.
“The condition of roads infrastructure is considered to be one of the biggest challenges facing rural local government,” said Jane Redden, Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager.
“During the trip roads staff recorded the various issues being faced around the Shire including flooding, distances to material, costs involved and identified priorities.”
“It is critical that Council continues to ensure that our road network is safe, well maintained and appropriately funded in line with our Community Strategic Plan,” said Mrs Redden.
Councillors and staff also took the opportunity on their tour to inspect the recent works undertaken in Trangie at the Trangie Pool and Alan Burns Oval.
Works undertaken at the Trangie Pool have been completed as part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Works included refurbishment of the office and canteen, addition of new shade, building recladding and repair of pool leakages.
“We would like to thank the NSW Government for their support through the Stronger Country Communities Fund, that has enabled these works in Trangie to be undertaken,” said Mrs Redden.
Image: Council’s Recreation Services Supervisor, Lyndall Smedley outlining the upgrades to Mayor Craig Davies.