Thursday 2 August 2018


Barrier Daily Truth Thursday 2 August 2018




* Tomorrow, when Gary Oldman retires as chief of information technology it will be as one of the longest serving staff members in the history of the Flying Doctor Service. He is also the last surviving communications officer to have sent and received telegrams.

* Councillor Tom Kennedy has wondering if the Mayor’s run for State Government may impact the local community over the next six months. Mayor Turley said she was surprised by the comments because she was unsure of the motivation behind them.

* Ideas to rename the Airport Road to Pro Hart Drive were catching on fast, as well as renaming Silverton Road and even Wyman Street. But Mr Angell said there were too many hoops to jump through. “I think if Council can look at renaming their facilities, that would be beneficial.” He suggested renaming the Civic Centre the June Bronhill Conference Centre or June Bronhill Civic Centre. “Then the new Library that will be built can be dedicated to Pro Hart.

* The annual Barrier Schools Choral Festival is being held at the Musicians Club on Wednesday, August 8. More info on page 2.