Mur­rumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae:

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Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil con­tin­ues to be a busy and pro­duc­tive LGA.

The past year has seen many chal­lenges and many op­por­tu­ni­ties come our way.

The full re­al­i­sa­tion of the drought con­di­tions com­pounded by on­go­ing lack of cer­tainty around all mat­ters wa­ter finds our com­mu­ni­ties se­ri­ously tested.

Coun­cil will con­tinue to ad­vo­cate for sound ra­tio­nal­i­sa­tion and equal op­por­tu­nity with all spheres of gov­ern­ment as this valu­able com­mod­ity is so of­ten used as a po­lit­i­cal hot potato.

Coun­cil has been al­lo­cated very gen­er­ous on­go­ing fund­ing. With Stronger Coun­try Com­mu­ni­ties Fund round two an­nounce­ments and an­other dis­burse­ment of merger im­ple­men­ta­tion mon­eys, coun­cil has am­ple op­por­tu­nity to make con­sid­ered de­ci­sions that will see us com­fort­ably and ap­pro­pri­ately catered for into the fu­ture.

Coun­cil has warmly wel­comed our new gen­eral man­ager John Scarce and his fam­ily to Jer­ilderie.

I would like to thank all Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil staff for their com­mit­ment to coun­cil and their com­mu­ni­ties.

Like­wise the coun­cil­lors who gen­er­ously give of their time and pro­vide that valu­able link be­tween the com­mu­nity and the op­er­a­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion.

My very best wishes to all in our com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties for a Merry Christ­mas and a safe and pros­per­ous New Year. We look for­ward to 2019 with re­newed en­ergy and fo­cus, mak­ing this pro­duc­tive and vi­tal part of the world the best it can be.

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