My name is Mark Conley, I’m the President of the Shire of Cuballing. I’m a farmer and a pig farmer. I’ve been on the council for ten years, six of those as President. Initially I got on Council really as community service, it was a way of contributing to our community. One of the things I’ve found on council is the amount of time that it takes. Once you’re committed to being a member, you’ve also then got to commit to the time that it takes to complete the role. Cuballing is quite a unique little place. We’ve got quite a strong community spirit and that’s always vital in a small country town. Council helps our community quite directly because all our Councillors are a part of the community, and it’s a small community, so being able to get that direct link into decision making is quite vital. Some of the projects that we’ve engaged with, obviously has been our equestrian centre – that’s taken some years to build. Some of the things that are coming up in this budget for this year, is a war memorial upgrade and a
redevelopment of the rail reserves between, around the centres of both Popanyinning and Cuballing. Next time you’re in Cuballing – a must do is to come to Dryandra and the Barna Mia nocturnal visit and also our equestrian centre. Come to one of our events, they are spectacular.