Noel Harvey 26 February 2019

Published on 26 February 2019

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We had a busy time last Tuesday and Wednesday visiting different communities right across the shire listening to what community members have to say.  We included visits to Adelaide Lead and Betley for the first time. 

As part of our quarterly listening posts, my fellow Administrators Karen Douglas, Hugh Delahunty and I spent time in Maryborough, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Bealiba, Dunolly, Talbot, Betley and Timor listening to what you have to say.

Thank you to everyone who come along and participated in these sessions. Next round we will try to incorporate some later times to engage residents not available during working hours.

The listening posts are always a two way conversation for us – residents have the chance to have a chat to us about any questions, concerns or issues they may have and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to bring you up to date with the latest Council projects and activities.

We had a great attendance at every listening posts particularly in the small communities we visited. A wide range of concerns and issues were raised from rates to garbage collections, kangaroos to signage, and every thing in between.

Community engagement has been a big focus at Council and the listening posts and the recently established Community Voice Panel are just two ways Council is listening to the community and taking on board your feedback.

All the issues raised with us are collated into a report that enables us to keep track of the issues and the actions undertaken in response.  Individuals are contacted directly as required.