As Mayor and on behalf of Councillors and Staff of Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) I take this opportunity to wish every citizen and every visitor to the Shire a blessed Easter period,” said LPSC Mayor Councillor Andrew Hope.
With Easter and school holidays upon us, many people will be travelling to and from the Shire and large amounts of through traffic can be expected on the highways of our region. If you’re on the roads please take care and drive safely, and remember double demerit points will be in force Thursday 13 to Monday 17 April inclusive. They will also be in force Friday 21 to Tuesday 25 April inclusive to cover the end of school holidays and Anzac Day.
“Far too many people lose their lives or are injured at this time of year. The demerit point system aims to reduce these accidents by providing incentives for drivers to improve their driving behaviour, obey road rules and comply with traffic laws. The double demerit point scheme applies for the following types of offences, speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seatbelt and riding without a helmet. Try not to lose points and even more importantly your life, or the life of someone else and drive responsibly,” he said.
“The vast majority of Council services and offices – the Administration Centre, Service NSW office, libraries, Eastside Childcare Centre, The REC Centre and Home Support Services (with the exception of Willow Tree which will close at 3.30pm Wednesday 12) - will be closed following their normal hours of operation on Thursday April 13 until normal opening hours on Tuesday 18 April. The Visitor Information Centre will only be closed on Good Friday and open 9am to 5pm on the other 3 days.
“There will no changes to waste and recycling service pick-ups within the Shire over the Easter period. Quirindi Landfill will only be closed on Good Friday and open on the other 3 days, 9am to 4pm. All other landfills and waste transfer stations will be closed on all 4 days,” he continued.
“Further information can be found on Council’s website www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au, on the LPSC Facebook page or by calling 6746 1755,” he said.
“For the Christians in our community, Easter is a solemn occasion marking the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time to reflect on the importance of life as we live it. Let us use this time to breathe new life into our relationships, our communities, our work and our world,” Councillor Hope concluded.