Camden Haven residents will have the chance to meet the newly elected councillors at their second meeting of the new term in Laurieton.
On October 19 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will hold a full council meeting at the School of Arts Hall, on the corner of Bold and Laurie Streets Laurieton, starting at 5.30pm.
At their annual general meeting on Wednesday October 5, the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce executive encouraged as many people as possible attend the meeting to support the new “Camden Haven voices” on the council, being locals Peter Alley and Lee Dixon, and gain a greater understanding of local government.
“If we want the council to continue to engage with the Camden Haven community, this is the perfect opportunity to show we are pro-active and interested in working with the council to shine a light on the needs of our area,” said chamber treasurer Steve Talbot.
Meeting away from the council chambers in Port Macquarie is part of the ‘Taking Council to the Community’ program.
“Along with our community engagement meetings, holding council meetings in various locations allows for greater public access to address the council and to hear discussions and decisions on important matters affecting our community,” said mayor Peter Besseling.
Business papers for the meeting will be available for viewing during office hours at council offices and libraries from Monday October 17, or on the council’s website www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/councilmeetings from Friday October 14.
Residents can address the council on agenda items or in the public forum for items not listed on the formal agenda.
Anyone wishing to address the council meeting will be required to submit the appropriate forms no later than 4.30pm on Tuesday October 18.
Forms are available from any Council Customer Service Office or you can download them at www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/agenda and www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/publicforum.
Alternatively, you can phone 6581 8111 and a customer service assistant can complete the form over the phone with you.