LPSC is promoting Communities Matter, a suicide prevention toolkit for small towns and rural communities developed by the NSW Mental Health Commission and suicide Prevention Australia. The resource provides a guide on how to set up and run local suicide prevention action groups, fact sheets, stories from existing groups, opportunities to connect with like-minded leaders, information on how to help as an individual and helping oneself. Go to https://communitiesmatter.suicidepreventionaust.org/ to find out more details.
Remember 24 hour support is available by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.
The Manager of LPSC’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC), Nikki Robertson is organising a Familiarity Trip for accommodation providers and attraction operators on November 18. The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for locals involved in tourism to network, to visit alternative accommodation such as Farm stays and to familiarise with the many attractions around the Shire. Nikki can be contacted on 6747 1226 for further info.
The Local Government Grants Commission has advised Council that the relevant Federal and State Minister have approved recommendations for the 2016/17 Financial Assistance Grants (FAG). The estimated General Purpose Component for LPSC is $2,089,573 and the Local Roads Component is $1,278,449. The 2016/17 provision is similar to that of the previous year because of a freeze on indexation until the 2017/18 financial year.
The LPSC Online Planning Services portal provides access to development application (DA) and complying development certificate (CDC) information 24/7. This tool allows applicants, and the wider community, to track the progress of applications throughout the Shire from initial lodgement through to final determination. To access the portal go to - http://myhorizon.solorient.com.au/Horizon/logonGuest.aw?domain=horizondap_lpsc. The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) is an online system that allows users to investigate, prepare, lodge and track development applications. To access the EHC go to - https://www.onegov.nsw.gov.au//gls_portal/LicenceForm.mvc/NewApplication?formId=fb97e90a-878b-4995-8314-beaf3bbd9aa6&agencyID=c5f16c24-350e-4402-9751-adfaf870ed14.
Werris Creek residents are reminded that Council and the local 355 development committee want to hear from you with your ideas on making Werris Creek a better place to live and work by. Peter Cunningham is the Committee President and can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned on 6768 7079. A full list of committee members, including Council representatives can be obtained by calling the Customer Service Desk on 6746 1755.