Councillor Catch Up – Tilba wrap up

Councillors parked up on Tilba’s new picnic tables for the monthly community catch up on Wednesday 20 September.

It was a hot one, so Tilba Dairy milkshakes were a must! Mayor Mathew Hatcher, Deputy Mayor Alison Worthington, Councillors Tubby Harrison and Tanya Dannock caught up with the Tilba community from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Conversations included questions about disaster preparedness and food security as well as risk ratings of septic tanks and safe drinking water.

Councillors and community members talked about the Rural Fire Service’s plan and prepare information and the mentality of the public.

One community member commented: “Everyone is aware of RFS resources to prepare for bushfires, but I am not sure if many people are actually reading it and preparing themselves with a plan and their own supplies pack if they need to evacuate.”

Another community member was concerned about bushfire ash contamination of tank water supplies. She asked for advice on how to make tank water safe to drink post-bushfires.

A Tilba Dairy farmer asked Councillors why the risk classification of his septic tank has risen to a high rating.

He said the septic tank on his property is now inspected each year, which is more costly in fees than one inspection every 3 years.

Councillors are chasing answers for the community. Want your query answered? Catch Councillors at the next catch up in Moruya on Wednesday October 18.

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