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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Mayoral wrap-up of Council Aug 9th 2022

Here’s Mathew Hatcher - Mayor Eurobodalla Shire Shire putting today’s Council Meeting on the record.

Mayoral minute to ensure Council will notify all neighbours of any lodged DAs with variations to setbacks.

Letter to NSW Government to examine Forestry Corporation logging operations in the shire to ensure best practice.

Tuross Community Garden lease to be renewed. Councillors encourage community groups to access grants for financial assistance.

Read the full agenda (plus the minutes and meeting recording later this week) at

VIDEO: ESC Editors Note: The record in the background is John Williamson – The Smell of Gum Leaves that features the track The Trees Have Now Gone

More importantly for this editor that album has John Williamson doing a cover of Mike Rudd's "I'll be gone" which is iconic in the history of Australian rock having been a major hit for Spectrum.

VIDEO: I'll be gone - Spectrum. Spectrum also performed under the alter ego, Indelible Murtceps (Specrum spelt backwards) After Spectrum and Indelible Murtceps disbanded, Putt and Rudd formed Ariel. Ariel had a mate of mine in it Tim Gaze − guitar, lead and backing vocals (Tim was ex-Kahvas Jute and Tamam Shud) This is Tim in 2017 doing a Morning of The Earth from the original soundtrack to the 1971 movie.

Back to John Williamson: What am I gonna do? What about the future? Gotta draw the line without delay Why shouldn't I get emotional? The bush is sacred Ancient life will fade away Over the hill I go Killing another mountain Gotta fill the quota Can't go slow Huge machinery Wiping out the scenery One big swipe like a shearers blow

Rip rip wood chip Turn it into paper Throw it in the bin No news today Nightmare dreaming Can't you hear the screaming Chainsaw I saw more decay

Remember the axeman knew their timber Cared about the way they brought it down Crosscut black but tallowood and cedar Build another bungalow pioneer town I am the bush and I am koala We as one go hand in hand I am the bush like Banjo and Henry Its in my blood gonna make a stand

Rip rip wood chip Turn it into paper Throw it in the bin Don't understand Nightmare dreaming Can't you hear the screaming Stirs my blood gonna make a stand

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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