Rural Round Up

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”78537″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Warren Waddell[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Once again, our community is challenged by the closure of Galston Gorge. As per the TFNSW advice, the second stage of remediation work began on the 8th August and is expected to take two to three months.

Unfortunately, this stage of work requires heavy machinery, contributing to the need for a complete closure at this time.

Besides the obvious impacts of the closure on our community, The TFNSW approach to the traffic management has had a compounding effect on village commerce. In a genuine attempt to divert traffic at the earliest and most convenient intersections for motorists, an acute reduction in retail activity has been observed.

Through Matt Kean’s office, I have been able to highlight this scenario with TFNSW and their project team directly. The result has been more accurate wording on the electronic signage, altered placement of detour signs and a better balance between the need to inform motorists and the commercial survival of our village traders.

As a community, I encourage people to consciously support our local businesses, as it will be some time before regular passing trade returns.

For updates from TFNSW On another note, remediation work on the Glenorie Cenotaph has progressed and represents another stage of collaboration between grant funds secured by the RSL Sub-branch and our Council team.

Including stonemason Karl Van Middledyk, the lead contractor. Karl is also the craftsman behind the Heritage Fence due to grace the boundary of Wal Buckingham park. This component is a community project with well over two thirds of the funding already raised. Feel free to contact me if you would like further details. This project seeks to reflect the history of our area through featured carved motifs.

As always, if I may be any help with any other issues feel free to contact me on [email protected] or Ph: 04 9900 4861[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][us_image image=”83191″][/vc_column][/vc_row]