Community consultation is vital for determing service provision and the kind of Shire residents want to live in

According to Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, the upcoming community roundtable consultation for development of Council’s Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is arguably the most important process Council will undertake during 2017. He said public consultation and scrutiny of local government operations are essential to achieving the best outcomes for residents and he encourages an active citizenry to assist in policy formulation and its

implementation towards building a stronger future. 

“Dates have now been set for Currabubula, Premer, Willow Tree and Warrah Creek, making a total of 10 consultation events being held around the Shire. They provide opportunity for residents around the Shire to attend a local meeting and I encourage everyone to come along. identify main priorities and aspirations that can provide a clear set of strategies to achieve the necessary outcomes for our future,” Councillor Hope said.

The full timetable of consultation events is -  

  • Wallabadah (Hall) - Thursday Feb 16 – 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Walhallow (Hall) – Friday Feb 17 – Midday to 1.30pm      
  • Quirindi (RSL Club) - Monday Feb 20 - 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • Blackville (Hall) - Tuesday Feb 21 - 5.30 to 7.30pm 
  • Werris Creek (Bowling and Tennis Club) - Wednesday Feb 22 - 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Spring Ridge (Country Club) – Thursday Feb 23 - 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Currabubula (Hall) – Monday Feb 27 – 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Premer (Library) – Tuesday Feb 28 – 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Willow Tree (Hall) – Wednesday March 1 - 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Warrah Creek (Hall) – Thursday March 2 – 6.30 to 8.30pm

“These meetings are to develop Council’s CSP, our 10-year service delivery contract with the community. It is about the community telling us their vision to model their Council into the future. The CSG will guide the development of Council’s next four-year Delivery Plan, which sets out medium-term priorities, as well as the 2017-2018 Operational Plan.

“We want your opinion on services Council provides, their importance to you and your satisfaction with them. We know from feedback that roads are important and keeping in mind there are over 1394km of road to maintain, we want your thoughts on road funding. Council requires a shared vision to realise our growth and potential over the next 10 years and even further into the future. To sum it up we want to know  what kind of Shire residents want to live in. Hope to see you at one of the consultation events,” Councillor Hope concluded.

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