Council highlights 2020 achievements and gears up for 2021

Published on 18 December 2020

Sealing Bingara Road, a major Council project

Council closes out the year by reflecting on progress and achievements over the 2020 calendar year and commences forward planning for the new year ahead.

The last open item of business heard at Council’s Ordinary December meeting consisted of a presentation slideshow, highlighting Council’s achievements made during the 2020 calendar year.

The slideshow presented the accomplishments of Council across all departments and the organisation’s achievements for the Uralla Shire community.

Uralla Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Pearce said it was a testament to the dedication of Councillors and staff that Council was able to complete a significant number of projects and accomplishments throughout the year.

“Despite the challenges of 2020, Council delivered a near-record capital works program and completed a great number of community facility upgrades and projects across the Shire, funded by the Stronger Country Communities Fund Rounds 2 and 3 and the Drought Communities Extension Programme.”

“During this year, Council also adapted swiftly to challenges brought on by the pandemic to remain operational while keeping staff and the community safe.”

“We thank our Federal and State Members, the Hon Barnaby Joyce and the Hon Adam Marshall for helping Council secure a near record level of grant funding to help Council deliver a wide variety of services to the Uralla Shire,” Mayor Pearce said.

Uralla Shire Council General Manager Kate Jessep said that it was important to share with the community the Council’s accomplishments over the year and prepare for the year ahead.

“Council has made enormous progress this year and has just as many plans for 2021,” Ms Jessep said.

“Major projects for 2021 include the implementation of the Bundarra Sewerage Scheme funded by the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program, and the construction of a new bridge at Tolleys Gully and realignment of approaches through the NSW Growing Local Economies Fund.”

“We’re looking forward to the progress and completion of the Uralla Visitor Information Centre improvement project, enabled by funding through the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus Package.”

“This coming year we’ll also see the completion of the community engagement and economic development projects funded by the NSW Bushfire Community Resilience & Economic Recovery Fund Phase 1 grant funding.”

“We’re looking forward to starting 2021 with our best foot forward so that Council can continue to best serve the Uralla Shire community.”

The presentation highlighting Council’s 2020 accomplishments is on display at Customer Service at Council’s Administration Offices, 32 Salisbury Street, Uralla.

Mr Rod Eichorn has generously offered to let Council display the video in his store front at 90 Bridge Street, Uralla.

A video of the presentation is also available on Council’s facebook page at

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Uralla Shire Council | 02 6778 6300

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