Mayor's message

 Mayor Don Thwaites

Mayor's Message 16 January 2018

Happy new year to all our readers.  I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break and got what they wanted for Christmas.  I wanted a Container Deposit Scheme for Tasmania so we would not have so many cans and bottles dumped along our roadsides.  But sadly it must have been more than Santa could manage.  Maybe next year?

One fantastic wish come true which was the State Government granting financial support for the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Track between Latrobe and Sheffield.  The Latrobe and Kentish Councils have been seeking State and Commonwealth support to make this project a reality, and while we still need further funding from the Commonwealth we have $1.2M at hand to start the tender process for some track sections we can start work on immediately.  I am told the first of the tracks could be ready for riding in as little as six months, and constructing the Railton trail head includes the public toilets in Goliath Park.  The project will bring many economic benefits to the Kentish and Latrobe areas with flow on benefits to the whole state.  A big thank you to the State Government for supporting our plans to build this. 

Council will hold our Australia Day celebration on Friday 26th January at 8am with breakfast in King George Park, followed by presentation of Australia Day awards and an address from our Australia Day Ambassador.  It is usually an informal and thought provoking morning, and this year we will have a citizenship ceremony as well.  Please come along and join in.  Ring Leigh at Council 64910200 to RSVP so we have some idea how many breakfasts we need to cater for.

Don Thwaites, Mayor

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