Mayoral Column 21st May 2021

Published on 21 May 2021

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Mulwaree River Walkway unlocks new trails

New walking trails will be ready to explore in just a few weeks, with work underway on the river walkway link from Lower Sterne Street in Eastgrove through to Cemetery Street.

This new part of the network is fully funded by Goulburn Mulwaree Council, and will be 1.5km length when completed by the end of June this year. Running along the Mulwaree River, it has been anecdotally named the Mulwaree River Walkway.

This area of Goulburn is just another gem waiting to be discovered, and I think many residents will be pleasantly surprised when the project is complete.

The 1.5 kilometre walkway will feature a lot of native trees and bushland, and will pass under the railway line and then Sydney Road, before linking with Cemetery Street.

Following completion of this link, Council will shift focus to the next stage of the river walkway network, which will be 2.7km long and will link Cemetery Street with Josephs Gate subdivision.

Crane at Performing Arts Centre to be removed

Zauner Constructions, who are undertaking the project, have consulted with adjoining properties including the Goulburn Post Office, Goulburn Court House and Roses Café to notify them of the upcoming removal. Some minor disruptions are to be expected on Sunday 30th May, however traffic control will be in place when required.

The focus of the project at the moment has included internal wall framing, service installation (hydraulic, fire, electrical, mechanical and IT services), and structural steel installation.

Construction is on track for completion by the end of the year, with internal fit-out to continue in January before an official opening in late February 2022.

Japan Goulburn Friendship Club

Open to all students in the Goulburn Mulwaree District who have an interest in anything Japanese! Come along to the first 2021 meeting of the Japan Goulburn Friendship Club, supported by Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council.

They will be playing games, watching anime and learning some basic Japanese words from 5.30pm - 7.30pm tonight (Friday May 21st) at Goulburn Mulwaree Council in the Council Chambers. All enquiries to Bev McGreevy via

Country University Centre, Goulburn.

I am a board member for the Country University Centre in Goulburn which is based on the TAFE NSW campus. Did you know there is a great option to do higher education right here in Goulburn?

CUC or Country Universities Centre is a free dedicated learning space for university students in Goulburn and the surrounding areas. Whether you are completing the HSC or have finished school, we cater to all ages with programs targeted to your specific needs.

If you are thinking of starting university but aren’t sure where to start, CUC is holding an Open Day at the Goulburn Mulwaree Library on Sunday 20th June between 2pm – 5pm. You can also call the centre on 4824 6900 or drop in to Block E on the TAFE Campus, corner of Verner & View Streets, Goulburn.

Connecting Country Communities Fund

Last week I was briefed on the NSW Connecting Country Communities Fund, where $11.5 million is being invested to deliver internet connectivity to regional communities, comparable to the quality of service available in metropolitan locations.

Yless4U have been announced as the first provider under this program, and will be delivering a wireless broadband internet service to 11 communities that previously relied on a satellite internet service. I’m pleased to say Tarago is one of these communities, who will benefit in the near future from a far improved internet connection.

Other communities close to us that will be part of the program are Collector, Gunning and Gundaroo.

I’ll provide more information on timeframes for Tarago in particular as they are announced. 


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