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Kyogle Council Meeting

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Kyogle Council Meeting Feb 14th

Kyogle Council Meeting

Story by Lara Leahy

Images by Lara Leahy – Pot hole rectification work on Grady’s Creek Road.

Many Kyogle citizens will be pleased to hear Councillor Janet Wilson moved that Kyogle council be provided with a report outlining the options, requirements, indicative costs, and time frame to allow the community to decide on a popularly elected Mayor at future elections. Seconded by Cr Hayden Doolan.

After concerns about the quality of works going on the Clarence Way, Mayor Kylie Thomas motioned that staff provide a detailed report on rectification works between Woodenbong and Urbenville as soon as possible after the investigations are completed. Seconded by Cr Danielle Mulholland.
The stretch of road providing the problem is 8.5km long, the work being completed between March and October last year. In December, it became apparent that the surface of the road was not holding together, and it has been failing further ever since. The report requested will outline the depth of the problem, why the problem occurred and the best rectification method. “Once we know what has happened, then we will be able to find out what is responsible and how to rectify it,” Cr Thomas confirms.

Concern for customer service response times for citizens of Kyogle, brought about a call for a report on how neighbouring councils respond. Instituted by Tom Cooper.

Included with the monthly financial report that were acknowledged by council, was the Climate Change Working Group and the Works Program Progress report.

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Waste levy lifted in Kyogle LGA, saving ratepayers $400,000 a year

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Waste levy lifted in Kyogle LGA, saving ratepayers $400,000 a year

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has secured a major win for the residents of Kyogle, who will not have to pay a levy to dispose of waste at landfill sites for the next three years.

The waste levy is being removed from Kyogle Local Government Area, from this Friday (1 March 2024) to 30 June 2027.

“I am proud to deliver on one of my key election commitments to address historic unfairness in who pays landfill charge in New South Wales,” Ms Saffin says.

The three-year exemption, which is part of an Amendment Regulation, will remove the $94 per tonne cost from the disposal of all waste to landfill.

It’s estimated that will save Kyogle Council and local ratepayers about $400,000 a year.

Waste facilities within the Kyogle LGA will still be liable to pay the waste levy on waste generated and received from the Regional Levy Area (excluding Kyogle LGA) and the Metropolitan Levy Area.

Ms Saffin says Kyogle, more of a rural LGA like neighbouring Tenterfield Shire, should never have been grouped in with coastal LGAs within the Regional Levy Area.

“This Amendment Regulation is a win for common sense, but I encourage all Kyogle residents to still think very carefully about what they send to landfill and recycle responsibly whenever possible to help keep our valuable materials in the circular economy and out of the tip.”

The NSW Government is investing $356 million under the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy to fund critical recycling programs and to help reduce waste that goes to landfill and is subject to the NSW waste levy.

The Environment Protection Authority is undertaking a statewide and holistic waste levy review, approved by NSW Environment Minister Penny Sharpe and in line with recommendations of the NSW Auditor-General.

The review is aimed at ensuring that the waste levy settings remain appropriate and that the levy is achieving its policy objectives.

If anyone has any queries about the Amendment Regulation, please contact the Environment Protection Authority’s Environment Line on 131 555.

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KYOGLE SEMITONES CHOIR - THE ENERGISING ELECTRIFYING ENTHUSING EDOARDO RETURNS

KYOGLE SEMITONES CHOIR

 

THE ENERGISING ELECTRIFYING ENTHUSING EDOARDO RETURNS

 After the resounding success of last year’s Italian Song Workshop with the dynamic Edoardo Materassi, the Kyogle Semitones Choir are delighted to announce that he will be returning on February 28 this year.

All singers and choristers and from the region, present or past or just aspiring, are warmly invited to come and join in, to share in his charismatic and inspiring instruction. Participants will take part in the preparation of beautiful Renaissance madrigal, O Primavera by Claudio Monteverdi, which will be available to download on registration, as well as some of his own works.

Eduardo will also work on two charming Italian songs with the Semitones. Registrees are invited to attend the Semitones rehearsal on Wednesday February 28, 2024. February at the Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall (corner of Summerland Way and Stratheden Street) from 11am – 1.00pm to familiarise themselves with those.

KYOGLE SEMITONES CHOIR - THE ENERGISING ELECTRIFYING ENTHUSING EDOARDO RETURNS

KYOGLE SEMITONES CHOIR – THE ENERGISING ELECTRIFYING ENTHUSING EDOARDO RETURNS

There is also a 3 day workshop with Edoardo in Byron Bay, 1–3 March, information at  www.thecreateescape.cobut it is a considerable coup for the Semitones and Director Fiona Kerr to have again tempted the maestro away from the coast out to Kyogle. He must have been impressed with our talent and enthusiasm last year!

The workshop will be held at the Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall (corner of Summerland Way and Stratheden Street) from 11am-1pm. Admission, cash only, will be $20.

ITALIAN SONG WORKSHOP WITH EDUARDO MATERASSI
Presented by Kyogle Semitones Community Choir
Wednesday 28 February, 2024, 11am-1 pm
Kyogle Public School Hall, Groom Street near Roseberry Sreet
Participation cash only $40 at door
Prior registration at mdoley@gmail.com

 

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Landcare and OzFish Team Up for ‘Kyogle Carp Out’ Event at Fawcett’s Creek

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OzFish fishing day, child holding carp at the Kyogle Carp Out

Landcare and OzFish Team Up for ‘Kyogle Carp Out’ Event at Fawcett’s Creek

 

Kyogle Landcare, in collaboration with OzFish Unlimited, is thrilled to announce the ‘Kyogle Carp Out‘, a community-driven initiative set to take place on Saturday, February 10th. The event aims to eradicate the invasive carp species from Fawcett’s Creek, addressing environmental challenges and restoring the balance of the local ecosystem.

Carp, notorious for threatening native fish populations and compromising water quality, will be the focal point of this collaborative effort. Participants can expect a blend of educational insights and hands-on experience in carp removal, contributing to the restoration of native fish numbers and their habitats in the waterway.

Ryan Lungu, a representative from the Richmond River OzFish chapter, emphasised the significance of the initiative in combating the carp issue in the Richmond River catchment.

OzFish fishing day, child holding carp at the Kyogle Carp Out

OzFish fishing day, child holding carp.

“The Kyogle Carp Out demonstrates the power of collaboration, bringing together OzFish, Landcare, and the community through our Driving Fish Habitat Action project, supported by the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts.” said Ryan.

In a sustainable twist, the event will repurpose the removed carp into local compost systems, underscoring a commitment to environmental responsibility.

The day will conclude with a celebration of community efforts, featuring a lunchtime BBQ and the distribution of prizes generously provided by sponsor BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing, to recognise the dedication of all volunteers.

Registration for the ‘Kyogle Carp Out’ event on Saturday 10th of February is essential. Visit here to secure your spot.

This project was made possible by OzFish’s Driving Fish Habitat Action partnership with Landcare NSW, with funding support from NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.

To learn more about similar projects or to get involved and become a member, visit here or contact 1800 431 308.

 

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