Save the date for Council pop-up sessions

Published on 26 June 2020

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A new series of Council pop-up sessions are about to get underway, with the first session to be held at the Erica Hall on Thursday 9 July from 3.00pm – 6.00pm.

All community members are welcome to attend and will be able to meet with and share any ideas or concerns they might have with Councillors, members of the Executive team and staff.

Council pop-up is an outreach program that aims to bring Council closer to communities in both rural and major townships. The sessions offer an open-communication platform for community members to discuss ideas, ask questions and provide feedback directly to Council.

Originally planned for earlier in the year but postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council pop-up will visit the following locations over the next few months:

  • Erica - Thursday 9 July, 3.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Longwarry - Thursday 30 July
  • Seaview - Thursday 20 August
  • Yarragon - Monday 7 September

Physical distancing measures will be in place at the sessions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees. No appointments are required, however, all attendees will need to provide their contact details on arrival.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“We’re pleased to be able to host these sessions once again and spend time with communities across the Shire. Now more than ever, it’s important to check-in with residents to find out how they are going and how we can best meet their needs.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Kostos

“Council pop-up is a great opportunity for us to meet with community members and fully understand the issues they are facing, learn about new opportunities and answer any questions directly. Aside from these sessions, I encourage all community members to get in touch with us at any time for a chat using the contact details on the Council website.”

Quotes attributable to East Ward Cr Michael Leaney

“These sessions are a great way for Council to stay connected with residents in our rural and remote communities, especially after what has been a challenging time for many people. I look forward to welcoming community members from Erica and the surrounding area to the first session to advise of some of the exciting new initiatives that will support the community and find out how Council can further assist them.”

Quotes attributable to East Ward Cr Darren Wallace

“All community members are invited to come along to Council pop-up sessions and ask any questions they might have. Each session is a great chance for us understand the key issues and opportunities in communities across the Shire, especially those beyond the major town centres.”

 

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