Do you want to have a say on issues affecting the Upper Hunter Shire? Community-minded residents are encouraged to nominate for a place on committees supported by Upper Hunter Shire Council.
Places are available for volunteers who can spare a few hours a month to provide recommendations and feedback through a variety of Council’s S355 committees, dedicated to facilities and activities from aged care to festivals.
Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood said S355 committees made a real difference and achieved great results.
“Whether your interests are planes, tourism, libraries, traffic, saleyards, heritage, Australia Day, or activities for young people, there are opportunities for you to contribute and be heard.
“For anyone with ideas on how to make the Upper Hunter Shire a better place to live, this is a positive and productive way to get it on the Council agenda,” Cr Bedggood said.
Expressions of Interest are invited from community representatives for Council’s Committees formed under Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993.
The committees are made up of Councillors and community representatives with Council staff providing secretarial support. Most committees meet for a few hours once a month or every two months, and while there’s no pay or reimbursement of costs, there are often light refreshments.
Currently Council’s S355 Committees include:
Interested persons are requested to download and submit a completed Committee Membership Nomination Form or pick up a copy which is available at each of Council’s Administration Offices.
Nominations will be accepted up to 4pm on Friday, 4 November 2016.
Further details can be obtained from Council’s Governance and Executive Support Officer on 6540 1124.
All current members of existing Committees will be invited to continue in their current role.
Two members who are nominating again are Julianne Christopher who is part of the Economic Development and Tourism
Committee and Kate Mailer who has served on the Scone Old Court Theatre
“Being a member of Council’s S355 Committee with respect to the Old Court Theatre has allowed me to continue to contribute to the ongoing management of the Old Court Theatre, both in my capacity as President of SCADS and as a member of the community generally,” Kate Mailer said.
“These Committees are an excellent way for members of the public to be a part of, and participate in, the decision making process with respect to various Council projects and assets managed by Council but belonging to the community.”
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.