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Mayor Peter Freshney's Message

Tuesday 17th April 2018

 

The second in a series of Community Information Evenings for 2018 is being held at the Tarleton Fire Station this Thursday 19April at 7.00pm.  Council is keen to keep residents informed on local issues and similarly, elected members and management look forward to discussing issues with residents or receiving comments and ideas they may have.  I strongly encourage ratepayers and residents from the Tarleton and surrounding areas to come along and to please register your attendance on 6426 4444 or email candicew@latrobe.tas.gov.au

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Shaw Contracting have advised that the Gilbert Street entrance to the Bass Highway will be closed for two weeks commencing on April 23.  Council is aware that the closure will cause disruption for many residents but we strongly believe the short term impact will be far outweighed by the long term benefit for all those who use the Bass Highway and that intersection in particular.

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The Latrobe Federal Band will once again be presenting their ANZAC Concert ‘Music from the War Years’ this Saturday, 21 April from 7.00pm in the Latrobe Memorial Hall.  The Latrobe Federal Band will be joined by guest artists and the evening promises to be a great night out with some new music, some old favourites and some songs to sing along to.  Admission is $10 adults or $5 child with tickets available pre-event from the Council Office or at the door on the night. 

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This Friday Council will farewell a much respected staff member, Joshua Jackson, who leaves to take up a more senior role in the Local Government sector.  We wish Josh and his family the very best for the future.

Mayor Freshney

Tuesday 10th April 2018

 

 

Council’s Operations Department will shortly be commencing work on the formation of a footpath / cycle way to link Station Square to Cotton Street.  These works will also include the realignment of the access road so please be mindful that there may, at times, be some minor disruption to through traffic. 

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On behalf of Council I welcome to all competitors and motoring enthusiasts associated with Targa Tasmania starting in earnest on Monday.  The ‘Moriarty Stage’ will commence on Tuesday (April 17) starting at the junction of Chapel Road and Valleyfield Road, through to Oppenheims Road, onto Hermitage Lane then Bonneys Lane, concluding just prior to the Moriarty Hall.  Consequently, these roads will be closed to motorists from 10.25am until 2.55pm so please make other arrangements during this time.

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Expressions of Interest are being called for two Community Membership positions on the Banksia Facilities Management Committee.  The committee is a Special Committee of Council and among other responsibilities the committee will monitor the operational budgets for the Banksia Centre and Camp Banksia, prioritise maintenance and capital works projects and ensure compliance with Council’s Risk Management Policy and procedures.  Please contact the Council Office if you, or someone you know, may be interested.

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Following recent discussions with the late Jim Davis’ family I am keen to make contact with any ham radio enthusiast or representative group to discuss the subject more broadly and explore options for Jim’s family.  Please feel free to contact me via phone, email or at the Council Office.

 

MAYOR FRESHNEY


Tuesday 3rd April 2018  

Council is keen for our community to understand the current status of the proposed Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) initiative.  Despite the successful trial held in 2011- 2012 at Port Sorell, there still seems to be a genuine reluctance on the part of ratepayers to incur the additional costs associated with this service and that same concern has been mirrored across the Cradle Coast region.  Other Councils have experienced similar concerns and the service was only ever going to be viable if each and every council / ratepayer opted in.  Unfortunately that has not been the case and as a result the status quo will remain for the foreseeable future.

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What a great turnout for the ‘Eats and Beats’ event held in Latrobe’s Kings Park recently.  The free, all-ages, community evening provided a perfect opportunity to celebrate the picturesque setting and sample some fine food and refreshments while listening to the acoustic sounds of the talented Ella and Billy.  A big thank you to Kristy Lockwood and the team for their combined efforts which resulted in a wonderful inaugural event.

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Finally sincere congratulations to President Stephen French and members of the Latrobe Cricket Club on their success in the Cricket North West First Grade Grand Final.  The Latrobe Cricket Club certainly has had a history making year given their wins in both the Women’s and Men’s finals while at the same time also qualifying for the T20  and One-Day finals.  A fantastic achievement by all involved and a great reward for those volunteers who make it all possible - well done Demons!

MAYOR FRESHNEY

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