Have a Say
Australia Day Awards 2020
The Berrigan Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise the outstanding contribution, dedication and determination of people within the Shire of Berrigan.
Nominations are now open for people who have given exceptional service to the community over a number of years or performed at a remarkable level during 2019.
Berrigan Shire Council coordinates the Australia Day Awards each year. Various categories are available for nomination. The Council assists the local Australia Day Committee to host the Australia Day awards in each town on a rotation basis.
The information on the nomination forms will be used by the Australia Day judges for assessment and publicity purposes. Each Nominee must be a resident of the Berrigan Shire.
Nominations can be completed online via the online form, and/or a copy of the nomination form and nomination guidelines can be downloaded below, or contact Jacq-Lyn Davis on 03 5888 5100.
Applications close on: 29th November 2019
Personal Information collected by the Council will be treated as per the Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
The Privacy Management Plan is available on the Council’s website or by contacting the Council’s Administrative Office.
Hayes Park, Berrigan – Redevelopment
This project was identified as part of the development of the Berrigan Town Landscape Master Plan. In recent weeks Berrigan residents through the Council’s website, at local meetings have provided extensive comments on the proposed works which include plans to establish interpretative signage celebrating Berrigan’s firsts, an upgrade of toilets, installation of a new shelter, and the upgrade of paths and access to Berrigan Skate Park.
Project Cost: $61,000
Apex Park, Berrigan
This project was identified as part of the development of the Berrigan Town Landscape Master Plan. In recent weeks Berrigan residents through the Council’s website, at local meetings have provided extensive comments on the proposed works which include relocation of existing play equipment, upgrade of Shelter and associated furniture, new park furniture, improved disability access and fencing.
Project Cost: $255,000
LED Lighting Berrigan Sports Ground, Finley Recreation Reserve, Tocumwal Recreation Reserve and Barooga Recreation Reserve
The installation of LED lights will reduce electricity usage and improve the lighting at each venue.
Project Cost: $500,000
Final Stage Barooga Adventure Park
The Council received funding under the Stronger Country Communities Round 1 funding to commence development of an adventure park at Barooga Foreshore. Funds from this round will be used to further the development of a regional scale Adventure Park at Barooga.
Adventure Parks are used by all ages with this the final phase of the Park focused on upgrading existing amenities, improving parking and the integration of the park with the Barooga library.
Project Cost: $350,000
The Survey is now closed, thank you for your votes!
Railway Park and Lewis Crescent Finley: A Revitalisation of Finley Project
Draft Concept Landscape Master Plan
Interested to know more? View our short video of the project – remember to pause the video if you want to explore what is being suggested. (Click to view)
You can also view hard copies of the Draft Concept Plan for Finley’s Railway Park and the Lewis Crescent Residential Subdivision at the Finley Library and in the vacant shop window at 131 Murray Street, Finley. Alternatively you can have a chat to Council staff at the Murray Street, Finley street stall from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday 17th July, 2019.
Want to have your say please complete our online survey.
If the Links to do not work – cut and paste the following into your browser
Full link for online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XYJP3HV
Link for embedded video of plan https://www.dropbox.com/s/4sqnbyg4dzce64t/Brief%20Overview%20of%20Plan.wmv?dl=0
Review of Children’s, Young People and Families Strategy 2019: Survey
Council is reviewing its 4-year Childrens, Young People and Families Strategy and we are interested in comment from our community on:
a) The services provided by Council and used by children, young people and their families; and what our community members know about
b) How to access support services; and
c) The support needed by families balancing work and family commitments.
Alternatively complete our online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M779NX5
Stronger Country Communities Round Three Project Poll
The Berrigan Shire LGA has been allocated $ 786,309 under the NSW Stronger Country Communities program. According to the funding criteria, 50% of the funds are for projects that engage young people aged 12 years to 24 years of age.
All projects proposed by the Council are projects identified by residents, business and local sports clubs as part of the development of the Barooga, Berrigan, Finley and Tocumwal Town Plans. The full implementation of which is likely to take several years.
The projects proposed by Council prioritise the enhancement of facilities used by young people aged 12 years to 24 years meeting. Meeting, therefore, the requirement that funds be used to engage young people aged 12 years to 24 years of age.