Last week, the Upper Lachlan Shire welcomed two new citizens with Cherilyn Ellis and Miranda Sturrock taking the Australian citizenship pledge at a ceremony held in Gunning.
Mrs Ellis, from the Philippines, and Mrs Sturrock, from Canada, have both chosen to make Gunning their home.
The shire is a wonderful, welcoming place, with a deep sense of community spirit. I know I speak for the whole community when I wish them both a warm welcome to our Australian family.
It is always marvellous to see new people moving to our shire. Increases in our population ensure our towns and villages remain viable communities by helping to attract business and economic growth.
Those of us who live in the Upper Lachlan know what a wonderful place it is.
The shire boasts quality schools, healthcare, parklands, eateries and wineries, and – with a median house price of under $315,000 – affordable housing. Plus we’re ideally located with major centres like Goulburn, Canberra, Bathurst, Sydney and the south coast at our doorstep.
This puts the shire in an excellent position to draw new residents who are ready for a tree change but still want access to first-rate facilities and amenities.
But the council isn’t taking anything for granted. Major investments in infrastructure, such as significant upgrades to our road network, improvements to water and sewerage and landfill upgrades will ensure the shire remains an attractive place to live, invest and work well into the future.