Floodwaters are rising around Oberon

Floodwaters are rising around Oberon where creeks cross roads and also in low points in many different directions heading away from Oberon. Although most of our area is quite safe, there are some dangerous roads that cannot be travelled. Check with oberon.nsw.gov.au if you are thinking of leaving home. Pictured are floodwaters over the bridge at…

OBTA Inc offering Post Pandemic Business Support

OBTA Inc offering Post Pandemic Business Support Oberon Business and Tourism Association Inc (OBTA) has launched a new short term project using shop local vouchers. The project aims to provide support to businesses in Oberon and district which have suffered financially during the lockdown restrictions of 2021. Businesses which are eligible to participate must have…

October is Mental Health Month

October is Mental Health Month! With many local residents suffering increased isolation as a result of long lockdowns, raising mental health awareness is more important than ever. Oberon Council is collaborating with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) to run an important mental health initiative and spread a positive mental health message amongst the…

Lake Oberon passes 90%

Lake Oberon has passed the 90% water mark, which is great news. After some good rain over the past few weeks, the countryside is looking beautifully green and lush. There is a lot of colour in the landscape with canola crops ripening to a golden yellow, rhododendrons coming out in all their glory and the…

Oberon LGA locked down

Oberon Local Government Area is currently in lockdown after a number of cases of Covid-19 were detected. A testing clinic has been operating in Oberon for a week, with more cases being identified. The clinic will be open again tomorrow and Monday from 10am until 1pm. Oberon now has 19 active cases of COVID-19. The…

Oberon LGA lockdown lifted this morning

The Oberon LGA lockdown was lifted this morning. The area has had no Covid-19 cases recorded in the last 14 days. In fact, Oberon has not recorded a case of coronavirus at all, which is testament to the way the majority of residents have responsibly behaved during the pandemic. Locals have enthusiastically embraced the lifting…

Oberon lockdown extended for another week

Oberon’s lockdown has been extended for another week, along with the whole state of NSW. Residents are urged to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out. Exercising in groups of no greater than two people is allowed. So, walking, cycling, running and other aerobic exercises are permissible. Shopping is also allowed…

Oberon Council elections postponed

Oberon Council elections have been postponed until December, 2021. The elections, which were due to take place in August, have again been postponed by the NSW Government, due to the latest coronavirus outbreak. Originally, the elections were to take place in August 2020 but last year they were postponed for 12 months, due to coronavirus.…