Come along to see MRC councillors

May 09, 2018

MOAMA locals will have the chance to discuss their questions and concerns with councillors face-to-face next Wednesday.

Murray River Council Mayor Chris Bilkey and general manager Des Bilske will be finishing off their first ‘meet the council’ tour in Moama on May 16.

The Local Environment Plan, development, tourism and health have been some of the key topics raised during the meet the council events thus far, which have seen them stop by a number of towns and villages across the municipality.

Cr Bilkey said the sessions had provided a great opportunity for council to listen first-hand to the issues and priorities of its residents.

“It’s important that we continue to get out and about in all towns and villages to ensure residents are being kept up to date, feel connected with council and can flag any important issues,’’ he said.

“We started in Tooleybuc a couple of months ago and have worked our way across the council. So far the events have run really well, giving residents the opportunity to meet us in person and raise ideas or concerns.

“In particular there has been a consistent theme of development-related issues raised, so it’s great to have these discussions and take them back to the table so we can continue to focus on our role in both the delivery and advocacy of planning structures in our council area.’’

Cr Bilkey said the reception in the communities has been positive, as nothing beats face-to-face meetings with residents.

“I encourage everyone to come along and have a chat if you can.’’

The event will be at 1pm at Kerrabee Soundshell.

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