Mayoral Column 5th September 2019

Published on 04 September 2019

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Floodplain Risk Management Study

A reminder about our Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan for the Wollondilly and Mulwaree Rivers at Goulburn. The study is being prepared with assistance from GRC Hydro & is being undertaken as part of the NSW Government’s Floodplain Risk Management Program. This study will identify & recommend appropriate actions to manage riverine flooding in Goulburn.

This study is being undertaken following the Flood Study that was completed in 2016. Your feedback is important in helping us get a complete picture of the communities knowledge of flood behaviour and mitigation in the area. You can share this by visiting www.yoursay.goulburn.nsw.gov.au or dropping into the Civic Centre where the questionnaire is available upon request.

Submissions will close at 5pm next Friday, 13th September 2019.

Goulburn Lilac Festival

A new committee is passionately driving the 2019 Goulburn Lilac Festival, and I encourage the community to get right behind them in the next few weeks as we approach the 68th festival on the October long weekend.

This year’s event will bring back the street parade, which hasn’t occurred over the past few years. This tradition will bring back great memories for many Goulburn locals who grew up with the festival and the huge parade. In 2019 the parade will commence at 11am on Sunday 6th October, beginning in Verner Street and travelling north bound through Auburn Street.

Joyland Carnival will be held next to Belmore Park during the three day festival, along with markets, free musical entertainment, crowning of the Lilac Festival Queen and much more.

To find out more about the program of events for the 2019 Goulburn Lilac Festival visit their Facebook page or the Goulburn Australia website.

Out of the shadows into the light walk

Saturday the 8th September is the ‘Out of the Shadows, into the light walk’. The walk is to raise awareness about Suicide Prevention and remember those who we have lost to suicide. From 11am to 2pm at Victoria Park there will be opportunities to walk through Victoria Park and meet support services for suicide prevention, a free BBQ, Scavenger Hunt and listen to some music. I encourage that people head down to Victoria Park and join in creating an awareness of Suicide Prevention.

This event is run by Headspace, mission Australia and the Goulburn & District Suicide Prevention Network.