Many people turned out for the Open Day of the new Bogan Shire Youth and Community Centre. All of the comments and feedback have been very favourable to date. I believe there will be some activities planned at the venue during the school holidays.
The Nyngan War Memorial Pool opening will be this long weekend, Scott Bartley once again being appointed Manager for pool operations for this season. No doubt Scott will have the pool, lawns and canteen facilities in first class condition in time for the opening as he has successfully done in previous years. I’m sure as the weather starts to warm up it will be very busy with Nyngan locals and visitors to town. The Nyngan Amateur Swimming club will also be recommencing with registrations for 2022/2023 opening on 1st of October, registration details can be found Via Swim Central, enjoy a successful season for swimming.
The Big Bogan now has a new companion with the Big Bogan Dog being added to the monumental statue in the main street. This has once again created a great hype of discussion for our town making national news. Voting for the Big Dogs name will open shortly, a short list of the most popular names will be given to Council who will announce the winning name at the Big Bogan Festival on Saturday 22nd of October 2022. The festival is fast approaching, the Council is still seeking community groups and organisations for the day in the way of stalls for the event, if this is something you are interested in, please contact Bogan Shire Council to enquire. The event will kick off at 12noon with the local talent of the Willy Wag Tales, followed by seven other artists from 1:30pm at Larkin Oval. This will be a free event, with tickets available from Bogan Shire Council front office. We look forward to this being a great family day out.
With the continuing La Nina weather events it is turning into a wet spring creating issues for road maintenance crews struggling to complete repairs in the condition for maintenance grading and re-sheeting. Soft spots have appeared in several roads and staff will be doing everything as soon as practical to repair these spots. Although in some places while this is being carried out more damage can occur.
Unfortunately, with more predicted rain we are asking for patience in the repairs to these areas. Asphalting of the main street has been delayed due to the wet weather but should commence towards the end of October.
The Bogan River is yet again at a moderate flood and will seemingly continue for a while yet with catchment areas to the south of here receiving up to 5 inches in the last week. Many areas to the north of here are completely isolated. Whilst traveling please bear in mind there will be a lot of roads washed away under flood waters please be safe and if it’s flooded, forget it! Don’t risk your safety or others, drive safely and to the conditions.
Mayor, Bogan Shire Council