This Sunday, November 11, is Remembrance Day; in my eyes one of the most important dates on the calendar each year.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the agreement to cease the hostilities of World War I. To commemorate this important event the Goulburn RSL Sub Branch service will this year will be held at Rocky Hill, beginning at 10.30am. Parking is available at Carr Confoy where a shuttle bus will be running from 9.45am with the last bus leaving Carr Confoy at 10.15am.
Following on from the official service, the council will be hosting the re-dedication of the Park Road Memorial Avenue at the Rock Wall, Carr Confoy Park.
In 1919, 70 eucalypts were planted along Park Road to honour soldiers that attended East Goulburn School or who resided in East Goulburn when enlisted for service in World War I. This new avenue of oak trees has been planted to recreate that original Avenue of Honour, and to recognise contributions within all theatres of war.
This event will begin at 11.45am with a free barbecue lunch to be supplied at the conclusion of the re-dedication. We are asking for school students participating in the ceremony by singing the national anthem to arrive at 12.15pm. I look forward to seeing many community members out and about at services on Sunday.
There will also be a service held at Tallong this Sunday from 10.30am at the Tallong War Memorial in Memorial Drive. Deputy Mayor Walker and Cr Banfield will be attending this event.
I recently had the chance to tour the Tribe Breweries site on the corner of Ducks Lane and Hume Street. Tribe have chosen to invest in Goulburn due to our location, lifestyle and infrastructure, and have been working hard to transform this large shed into a modern brewery.
Contractors and employees are well underway in converting the former distribution centre into a large-scale brewery that will produce beers and beverages for both the domestic and overseas markets. Tribe hopes to complete the fit-out in coming months, with commissioning to be undertaken close to the end of the year.
It was fantastic to tour the site and see the progress that has already been achieved. It is going to be an outstanding addition to our local economy that will provide a number of jobs for the region while also becoming a local business we can all be proud of.
Mayoral Drought Relief Fund
A quick reminder to let the community know that the first tranche of funding to be distributed from this fund is now open for applications. This involves distribution of corporate cards to the value of $100 to be used at the recipient’s discretion; we hope this money will be spent at local businesses to ensure a re-injection into the Goulburn Mulwaree economy.
Forms are available in the Civic Centre or online at www.goulburn.nsw.gov.au.