Community Voice Panel endorsed

Published on 21 December 2018

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Central Goldfields Shire Council endorsed the establishment of a Community Voice Panel at last night’s (18/12) Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Panel will consist of a group of community members with an interest in Council activities, projects and issues.

The Community Voice Panel will improve the way Council consults and listens to residents and extend and broaden Council’s community engagement reach within the community.

As a member of the Panel, residents will have the opportunity to have input into Council decision making.

It is expected the Panel will be invited to provide feedback on approximately six topics each year.

In 2019, it is hoped the Panel would be invited to provide feedback on passenger transport, Economic and Tourism Strategy, Rating Strategy, Libraries, Recreation and Open Space Strategy and the Budget.

To be a member of the panel, community members must be 16 years or over and be a resident of the Central Goldfields Shire.

The Community Voice Panel is a key outcome of the Engaging Central Goldfields: A Community Engagement Framework.

Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the Community Voice Panel is a key step.

“The Community Voice Panel is an excellent opportunity for members of our Shire to provide feedback to Council on issues that affect the community.

“This exciting new initiative will be demonstrate how Council and the community can work together to achieve our goals.”

To register, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/communityengagement and download the form or visit Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.