According to Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, because of the way the Easter break and Anzac Day have fallen this month, Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) April Ordinary Meeting will be held on Wednesday 26, at the Council Chambers, commencing at 2.30pm. “As always members of the public are encouraged to take an interest in their local government and are cordially invited and encouraged to attend,” Councillor Hope said.
“Recents directives from the State Government have necessitated changes in the way Council interacts with its community. Section 355 Committees are no longer the preferred method for individual communities to partner with Council. As part of our restructure Council is fostering new local advisory groups. The Currabubula Advisory Group met on Tuesday and other groups will meet in coming weeks. Council encourages interested persons to join advisory groups and to add their input to local community development initiatives. Call Council’s Community Development Team on 6746 1755 during business hours for more information,” he said.
“David Taylor Oval at Werris Creek will have a new storage shed operational in the near future. Council has recently gone through the process of receiving final quotes to allow the project to get underway asap. It’s a similar situation with the Currabubula Pony Club Shed which will be a valuable addition to their infrastructure. These projects and similar improvement projects at Spring Ridge are great examples of communities partnering with Council for positive outcomes.
“Facilities at Quirindi Racecourse are also being improved with the installation of ‘café’ type blinds on two sides of the tote area beneath the dining room. Once again the project has been carried out by a local contractor,” he continued.
“Final reports have been received from the consultants engaged to complete additional studies on noise, Aboriginal heritage and contamination for the proposed Quirindi North Rural Residential project. Feedback on the planning proposal has been received from other government agencies. Council staff are working on finalisation of the planning proposal and Development Control Plan (DCP) chapter for the Quirindi North Rural Residential project following on from the feedback,” he said.
“LPSC promotes transparency with its communities and welcomes increased community participation,” Councillor Hope concluded.