It is just a year since our minister retired. We had plenty of warning of her retirement and started looking for her replacement immediately. So far we have had no success. During her time here we benefited greatly from her calm and orderly manner. She left us in a good place to manage on our own if we had to.
At the beginning of this year funding was cut to UnitingCare Pivot Point Outreach Centre by the Federal Government. Pivot Point had been operating in Batemans Bay for almost three decades and was a lifeline for those in the shire in desperate need. Pleas to our local member and the Minister were heard, but no action resulted.
One could imagine that these blows would leave us feeling disheartened and helpless, but that has not been the case.