Georges River councillors to hold Community Open Day for Blakehurst Ward residents

Residents of Georges Rigvfer Council's Blakehurst Ward will have a chance to meet their councillors face-to-face at Oatley this Saturday.
Residents of Georges Rigvfer Council's Blakehurst Ward will have a chance to meet their councillors face-to-face at Oatley this Saturday.

Residents of Georges River Council’s Blakehurst ward will have a chance to raise their concerns in a face-to-face chat with their local councillors this Saturday at the latest Council Community Open Day.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said the open day is a chance for local residents to help the council better understand what matters to them.

“We received some very positive and useful feedback from people who attended our first Open Day in the Kogarah ward,” Councillor Greene said.

“We want our community members to be aware that there are opportunities for their voices to be heard, and that councillors are keen to actively engage with them.

“There are Council projects and services we want people to know about, and opportunities for people to sign up to Council’s online engagement tools in order to stay informed of significant news and events,” he said.

The program has been launched following consultation with community members during development of the ten-year Community Strategic Plan, which saw the community called for stronger community engagement and two-way communication.

“Again, we are pushing the message that our community members can help inform Council decision-making to benefit community interests and I urge local residents to come along and share their feedback and ideas with us,” Cr Greene said.

Community Open Days will take place in each of the council’s wards throughout 2018 and 2019.

Community members can register for a ten-minute session with a Councillor at https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/councillor-open-days-meet-your-councillor

or are welcome to just drop in on the day to receive information on Council services and projects over the next 12 months.

Details: Blakehurst Ward Community Open Day

Date: Saturday, October 13.

Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Location: Oatley Public School Hall, 51 Letitia Street, Oatley.

Blakehurst Ward councillors Ward Councillors Sam Elmir, Kathryn Landsberry and Sandy Grekas will be attending.

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