During Local Government Week, LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, is reminding residents that Council provides a number of services to facilitate communication with the community, to keep them up to date on activities and to allow on-line processing for a number of services provided.
“LPSC uses a range of channels for communicating information about the Council and the services we provide. This includes distributing media releases via traditional media outlets like the Quirindi Advocate and regional newspapers, TV and radio, a website and Facebook social media. Additionally, consultative workshops and drop-in sessions are regularly held on specific issues and Local Advisory Groups (LAG) provide feedback from our various communities,” Councillor Hope said.
“LPSC’s website, at www.lpsc.nsw,gov.au, has been redeveloped and upgraded over the past 12 months and now provides a much better user-friendly experience for the users. It provides links to services such as Libraries, Home Support, Daycare, Liverpool Plains Recreation Centre (REC), the Visitor Information Centre, Waste Management Facilities and the Royal Theatre.
“The website also provides information about Positions Vacant, payment options, access for making on-line Customer Service Requests, latest news updates and Development Applications (DA). There are links to Council’s Business Papers and minutes, Council policies, the Community Strategic Plan, Asset Management Plans, the Economic Development Strategy, documents on Public Exhibition and Local Government Reform (Fit For the Future), he said.
Councillor Hope said LPSC’s Facebook page, Liverpool Plains Shire Council, provides the latest Council news, community news, links to funding/grant opportunities and other interesting items. He said the page provided notifications when animals are taken in care at the Welfare Shelter to expedite them rejoining their families or to find new homes and the page is invaluable for providing notifications when there are road closures, flooding events or other emergency situations.
“I encourage community members to discover their Council, the diversity of services provided and to become involved in the democratic/consultative processes transparency demands,” he continued.
“In any community a number of different stakeholder groups exist,who have different communication needs and expectations. We try to cater, as far as possible, to those demands but there will always be some who drop under the radar.
“Importantly, if these channels don’t provide a residents requirements they can always discuss issues with me and the other Councillors or call in or phone the Customer Service Desk at the Administration Centre on 6746 1755,” Councillor Hope concluded.