Community Council heads to the suburbs

Date published: 22 May 2018

Townsville City Council will begin holding Community Council meetings in the suburbs, making it easier for residents to ask questions and stay informed about what’s happening in their area.

Mayor Jenny Hill said moving meetings into the suburbs is a key plank of the Open Council initiative and will allow residents to more easily provide feedback and raise questions directly with Council.

“This program is about getting out into the community and listening to residents,” Cr Hill said.

“I’d encourage community members to participate in Community Council sessions, as your input into what we do at Council is essential to our decision making process.”

Council representatives in attendance will include the Mayor, Committee Chairs, the relevant divisional councillor, CEO, and Council directors.

Cr Hill said that members of the community will be invited to ask questions or request information on a specific issue.

“There will also be opportunity for attendees to meet with Committee Chairs and councillors to discuss Council projects and business,” Mayor Hill said.

The first Community Council will be held at the Clubhouse on the Green at North Shore in July.

The details of further Community Council sessions will be made public in coming weeks.