WITH just hours remaining for NSW local government bodies to lodge their submissions for the State Government's 'Fit for the Future' review, a good many councils across the Mid North Coast are jumping about like cats on a hot piece of corro.
The Geographical Names Board is calling for public comment on a proposal by Nambucca Shire Council to name the new dam at Bowraville.
THE LOCAL community will again have the opportunity to celebrate the life and stellar cricket career of Macksville's Phillip Hughes, when a special tribute match between NSW and South Australia is played at Coffs Harbour on February 25-28.
Melinda Pavey, NSW Member for Oxley, has praised the NSW Budget as a big boost to Oxley infrastructure as the re-elected Baird/Grant Government allocated $696.8m in Roads funding, $24.6m in Health capital works programs including starting the planning for the new $50m Macksville Hospital and $7.5m to begin the planning to replace the ageing XPT fleet.
NSW Police and Crime Stoppers have launched a new advertising campaign aimed at mobilising the community in the fight against Ice (crystal methylamphetamine) - which, anecdotally, is said to be a growing problem at Nambucca Heads.