Liverpool Plains Shire Council to collaborate with small town on Premer Pride Program

Liverpool Plains Shire Council drop into Premer to hear what residents have to say.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council drop into Premer to hear what residents have to say.

The Premer community is ready to revitalise its small town.

The village is being backed by Liverpool Plains Shire Council, with a recent visit to work on establishing the Premer Pride Program, which is focused on rejuvenating the aesthetics of the village and building local respect.

LPSC mayor Andrew Hope said collaboration with the small, isolated community had revealed a need to freshen up the town, and the willingness of the residents to commit to this.

“We know there is an underlying pride. You only have to look at the way the local Lions Club maintain the Freedom Camping Precinct, their local school is well-respected, the way they stick together when the chips are down and the importance of being a wider community hub for social activity, plus the presence of the Community Health Centre are factors,” Cr Hope said. 

“To introduce the Premer Pride Action Strategy, the council is undertaking weekly visits to focus on specific objectives. Over the next few weeks, staff will work on the footpaths in Premer with the aim of cleaning up the illegal storage of vehicles, materials and unwanted articles on them and the road-reserve. Community consultation has established this to be a prime objective to clean up the current eye-sore and to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.”

The council is requesting all local residents to conduct the vehicle/equipment removal voluntarily. Assistance will be available for residents who are unable to move items themselves. Contact the council’s compliance team on (02) 6746 1755 or email lpsc@lpsc.nsw.gov.au to discuss options.

“Unfortunately, if individuals prove uncooperative, further action, including legal action may ensue,” Cr Hope said.

“Let’s all work together for great outcomes through Premer pride.”

Liverpool Plains Shire Council's general manager Ron van Katwyk, deputy mayor Doug Hawkins, councillors Paul Moules and Ian Lobsey, and engineering services director Warren Faulkner with Spring Ridge resident Tom Archer.

Liverpool Plains Shire Council's general manager Ron van Katwyk, deputy mayor Doug Hawkins, councillors Paul Moules and Ian Lobsey, and engineering services director Warren Faulkner with Spring Ridge resident Tom Archer.

The council team also dropped into Spring Ridge on the way to Premer to touch base with the Spring Ridge local advisory group and community. The group has collaborated with the council on numerous projects, including a new children’s playground and upgrading facilities at the recreation ground for locals, and allowing the introduction of Freedom Camping.

The council has supported Spring Ridge in initiatives such as the Pigs ‘n Pines Bike Run and Rally, and catering for the Recreational Vehicle market.