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    2019 - 02.21

    The Guyra branch of the NSW Farmers Association has thrown its support behind Guyra Shire Council in their efforts to remain a stand alone shire.
    Nanjing Night Net

    At the recent AGM, Jason Siddel was re-elected as branch chairman, James Jackson as Secretary, Sally White as Treasurer and Jenni Jackson as Publicity Officer.

    With the future of the local Council at stake there was a good roll up to the meeting to hear Councillors Simon Murray, Dot Vickery and general manager Peter Stewart give an outline on the councils Fit for the Future Plan.

    The meeting resolved to support the council in their Rural Council Model. This is the model which is most achievable by our council but will still mean increase in rates by approximately 30%.

    A forced amalgamation with Armidale could see an 80% rate rise, something that will impact heavily on rural ratepayers. Residents and property owners are urged to attend one of the public meetings that will be held across in the coming weeks.

    The Guyra Branch also opposed a proposition by Glen Innes to include Ben Lomond, Wandsworth, Llangothlin and large part of Wards Mistake into their Shire. The branch also opposed the Armidale Dumaresq Councils proposal to merge with Guyra Shire.

    Other resolutions at the meeting were:

    • that the Branch put in a submission to the senate enquiry into the effect of consolidation in the meat processing sector on the income of producers in New England

    • that the branch supports a Farmer friendly animal welfare accreditation system that is industry designed, managed and audited.

    • that NSW farmers support significant increases in Federal and State government contribution to Agricultural R and D.

    • that the branch supports better feral cat control.

    Thank you to the councillors and all members who attended.

    Public meetings are being held as follows:

    May 24th Wards Mistake tennis courts 11am, May 25th Guyra Community Hall 6pm, May 26th Tingha Hall 6pm, May 27th Black Mountain Public School 6pm, and May 28th Ben Lomond Memorial Hall 6pm.

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