AS WINTER comes to a close, we're preparing for Leeton Shire Council's August monthly meeting.
So, what's on the agenda this month? Lucky for you, we've previewed the month's agenda and The Irrigator will also be attending the meeting in person to bring the community live coverage with our online.
You can follow along on August 26 by clicking on the link which will be available on our website, as well as our Facebook page when the meeting gets underway at 7pm.
What's on the agenda? Let's find out.
New student doctors arrive in Leeton
Leeton Shire Council will tomorrow night welcome two new student doctors from the University of Wollongong to town.
The medical students will live and undertake work placement in the shire over the next 12 months as part of their study.
Rebecca Newton will be based at Murrumbidgee Medical and Primary Care Centre, while Kate Bryce will be at the Leeton Family Clinic.
Local government exclusion from National Cabinet
National Cabinet was formed earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Since then, it has broadened its agenda and will continue on even when the pandemic has been dealt with.
There is no local government representation on National Cabinet even though the Prime Minister has announced it will replace the Council of Australian Government, which has had a place for local government voices in the past.
Leeton Shire Council will be voting on whether or not it should highlight this issue with state and federal politicians alongside other councils in the country.
Draft waste management strategy up for approval
Council will likely be endorsing its draft waste management strategy at Wednesday night's meeting.
This draft document provides a roadmap for council that highlights the key priorities and activities that it will undertake to divert waste from landfill and deliver sustainable waste management outcomes for the region.
It also outlines some of the current challenges faced to enable to provision of improved waste services.
Council will also be formalising its Christmas and New Year arrangements for the festive period at the end of the year, as well as nominating panel members for the Joint Regional Planning Panel, casting an eye over its investments and looking over delivery program as part of a progress report.