Local community conversations coming soon

Published on 13 March 2019

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The team at MidCoast Council is encouraging locals to ‘join the conversation’, with a series of local community workshops soon to roll out across the region, commencing in Old Bar on Tuesday 26 March.

Much more than just a general update, Council staff will visit local communities from Harrington in the north, down to Tea Gardens in the south, to gain feedback and understand issues at a local level.  The workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to identify the things that matter to them in their communities through a facilitated process. There will also be an opportunity to those who come along to ask questions and be updated on local projects.

“With an area that spans 10,000km2 we recognise that every community is different and has different priorities”, explained Adrian Panuccio, MidCoast Council’s General Manager. “These forums are an opportunity for us to drill down at a very local level, opening an exchange of information that will ultimately see us working together with local communities to achieve more”.

Workshops will be facilitated by Council staff to ensure everyone has a chance to share their concerns, ask questions, or table ideas for what they would like to see Council doing in their area.

The Council team will visit twelve communities from 26 March through to 9 May, including Old Bar, Nabiac, Stroud, Hallidays Point, Taree, Forster, Gloucester, Harrington, Bulahdelah, Pacific Palms, Wingham and Tea Gardens.

To ensure key issues for each community can be addressed, locals are encouraged to register a question or specific area of interest before the workshop in their area. This can be done by visiting www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/questionsforcouncil

Each facilitated session is expected to run for around 2 hours and will include light refreshments. RSVPs are not required.

Workshops to be held this month include:

  • Old Bar, 6pm at Club Old Bar on Tuesday 26 March
  • Nabiac, 6pm at Showground Hall on Thursday 28 March

To find out more, and to view the full schedule of locations and dates, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/conversations