Local Advisory Groups can help individual communities to build their strengths and meet their aspirations

Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, has expressed both his gratification and admiration for the way local communities and organisations have transitioned to Local Advisory Groups in a restructure of the way Council works with its citizens to meet their aspirations.  

“Amongst the ramifications of Fit for the Future are restructuring to obtain the best results with limited resources as well as more accountability in governance, protecting volunteers from possible liability and dialogue with individual communities to build their strengths and meet their aspirations.

“Into the future, Local Advisory Groups will play a vital role in achieving those objectives. I thank those who already give of their time to benefit their communities and organisations and I encourage more people to take an interest in and play their part in developing the Shire’s future,” Councillor Hope said.      

The wide-ranging round of community consultations earlier this year led to the development and public exhibition of a draft Community Strategic Plan which was adopted, in effect, Council’s 10-year service delivery contract with the community,” he said.

“As Mayor, I feel very proud when I look around and see what communities and organisations have achieved working proactively with Council. Recent achievements have been the ongoing Spring Ridge Park Embellishment with the covered table and chair setting being the latest addition. The addition of an ablution block at Spring Ridge Recreation Ground will allow the town to benefit from visiting RV travellers at a Freedom Camping Ground. Work on the Currabubula Pony Club Shed and the new storage shed at David Taylor Oval in Werris Creek will commence shortly, projects both driven by the respective communities. I look forward to all our communities working closely with us for more great outcomes into the future,” he continued.

“Lastly, but certainly not least, I thank all the volunteers who contribute in so many ways, be it maintaining and improving our cemeteries, assisting at our libraries, supporting the theatre, doing small maintenance jobs in the villages and in many other roles.

“I encourage others to actively participate in their communities. The more people who contribute their thoughts and volunteer their services, the better will be our environment and way of life,” Councillor Hope concluded.

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