Council briefs | New barbecue and picnic table is on the menu

COMING SOON: Additions are on the way for the shelter structure adjacent to the accessible toilet at the Skate Park at the Oberon Common.
COMING SOON: Additions are on the way for the shelter structure adjacent to the accessible toilet at the Skate Park at the Oberon Common.

OBERON Council will install an accessible barbecue, picnic table, bench and additional concrete pathway at the existing shelter structure adjacent to the accessible toilet at the Skate Park at the Oberon Common.

Council has allocated a budget of up to $16,500 from the Common fund to complete the installation.

The existing shelter at The Oberon Common adjacent to the new accessible toilet at the Skate Park currently has only one picnic table installed as the accessible toilet was originally proposed to be installed within the shelter.

Due to the toilet having been installed outside of the shelter and now being complete, the opportunity is available to complete the facilities within the current shelter with the installation of an accessible barbecue, additional pathways and an additional accessible picnic table and bench.

The accessible single king size stainless steel gas barbecue will cost $7100; picnic table setting (same as currently installed) $2950; platform bench (same as currently installed) $3300; additional footpath (between existing path and the shelter) $600; installation will cost $1200 and contingency of $1350 brings the total to $16,500.

Money to complete project

A NOTICE of motion was moved by Cr Ian Doney at Oberon Council's August meeting that the O'Connell Valley Community Group (OVCG) receive $1000 from the O'Connell Village Fund to assist in the finalisation of a grant for the O'Connell Avenue of Trees.

The motion was successful.

The O'Connell Valley Community Group was previously successful with a grant from the ANZAC Memorials Fund to undertake work on the O'Connell Avenue of Trees.

Oberon Council supported this project.

The grant was provided to the group to the value of $10,000.

As part of the project, the total cost has now been invoiced to the group, which totals $11,000.

New website

UPON completion of a competitive tender process, OpenCities has been appointed to deliver the new council website.

OpenCities specialises in local government and has a current portfolio of more than 40 councils across Australia.

Clients include Willoughby City, Lake Macquarie and Grampians Shire Council.

OpenCities offers an SaaS (Software as a Service)-based platform, which is a cloud-based software delivery model where OpenCities develops and maintains cloud application software, provides automatic software updates, and makes software available on a subscription basis.

This will allow the council website to offer the latest digital functionality, security, and upgrade delivery solutions more quickly than a custom built and locally hosted website.