As part of its extensive public consultation process to determine the community’s wishes as to how up to $1 million of Federal Government funding on offer for drought relief projects should be spent, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) will hold a series of community workshops where residents can ask questions, make suggestions and have their say.
Venues, dates, and times are:
- Werris Creek Railway Institute Hall, Monday 29 October, 6.15pm – 7.30pm
- Quirindi RSL, Tuesday 30 October, 6.15pm – 7.30pm
- Spring Ridge Hall, Tuesday 30 October, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
- Blackville Hall, Wednesday 31 October, 7.30am to 8.45am
- Warrah Creek Hall, Wednesday 31 October, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
- Currabubula Memorial Hall, Wednesday 31 October, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
- Premer Park Grounds, Thursday 1 November, Midday to 1.15pm
- Willow Tree Memorial Hall, Thursday 1 November, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
- Wallabadah Hall, Thursday 1 November, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
LPSC GM, Ron van Katwyk, is encouraging the public to come along and have their say. He said the more input Council receives from the public through this consultation process the better idea we’ll have of community wishes and this will help strengthen our funding applications.
“Drought Relief project funding needs to provide jobs, keep money flowing through local shops and suppliers and support drought relief activities,” he said.
“Projects that are eligible include repairs, maintenance and upgrades to public infrastructure and community facilities, new community facilities or spaces that will benefit the community and especially our agricultural industries, one-off or ongoing events that help the local economy and draws tourists and drought relief activities such as supplying and delivering water where it is needed most,” Mr van Katwyk continued.
“If you can’t come to one of the workshops I encourage you to fill in the online questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPSCweneedyourideasdroughtrelief. Hard copies of the questionnaire are also available at Council’s Administration Centre, Werris Creek and Quirindi libraries and the Visitor Information Centre at Willow Tree. It can also be requested through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 6746 1755 during business hours,” he said.
“Power of Community provides the opportunity to achieve outcomes that will benefit us all through the drought and its recovery plus leave a legacy for future generations so please, have your say,” Mr van Katwyk concluded.