Midcoast Council community update meetings

The next round of MidCoast Council community updates will be held early next month.

Come along to a community update meeting near you.

Come along to a community update meeting near you.

The September council elections, asset management, financial position and the merger progress have been placed on the agenda for discussion.

The meeting will be held from Monday, March 6 until Tuesday, March 21  at towns throughout the region.

Interim general manager, Glenn Handford, said that the meetings would provide members of the community with an a opportunity to find out about key council issues. 

At the same time the meetings will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

Mr Handford along with directors Lisa Schiff, Steve Embry, Paul De Szell and Ron Hartley will host the meetings.

"We value the chance to get to know people in our communities and chat about opportunities, challenges and concerns," Mr Handford said.

“It's a great way for us to improve the quality of decision making and stay in touch with local issues.

“We are committed to providing services that deliver value for our customers and a financially sustainable long-term future.

“The sessions will include a report on the efficiencies and savings already realised through the merger.”

Also on the agenda is an update on the "What is MidCoast" project and its outcomes so far, especially in terms of a logo design.

You will have an opportunity to hear about the upcoming council elections scheduled for September and find out more about becoming a councillor.

The meetings will be held at a number of locations throughout the MidCoast Council region:

  • Hallidays Point Black Head Surf Club, March 6, from  6pm;
  • Tea Gardens Baptist Church Hall,  March 7, 6pm;
  • Bulahdelah School of Arts, March14,  6pm;
  • Forster Council Chambers, March 21, 10am, 
  • Stroud School of Arts Hall, March  21,  6pm.
  • Wingham Golf Club, March 8, 6pm;
  • Harrington Function Centre, March 9, 6pm;
  • Taree Council Chambers, March 14, 6pm;
  • Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre, March 16, 5.30pm, and 
  • Club Old Bar Thursday 16 March 6pm

No RSVPs are required, just come along and join the conversation.