Council funds for greater district information

Important data on the Upper Lachlan Shire’s demographics, economy, employment and land is now available as part of the new statistical resource,

An Upper Lachlan Shire Council meeting earlier this year. Photo: Bronwyn Haynes

An Upper Lachlan Shire Council meeting earlier this year. Photo: Bronwyn Haynes

A snapshot of key characteristics in the district, with the use of Census data, will give residents and future businesses greater information on the Upper Lachlan Shire.

More than 250 councils across Australia and New Zealand use the interactive tool.

The website was purchased by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) via their Economic Development Working Group and has been funded by the ULSC.

The site will also give users access to, and The council also plans publish information on new residents.

“This resource will be a valuable tool which will allow businesses to identify and forecast opportunities and community groups to identify areas of need,” said general manager John Bell.

“It will also assist council in forward planning and help to support applications for funding from granting bodies.”

For further information or assistance with using, call the council’s Economic Development Officer Brenda Proudman on 4830 1000

Inclusion plan

Twenty-four community members attended the most recent Crookwell outreach meeting for the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. This included discussions on attitudes, liveable communities, employment, and more. 

Under the Disability Inclusion Act, councils are required to develop an action plan by July 1 this year. It will be on public exhibition until May 24 on the ULSC website.