Pub­lic meet­ing for Kilki­van, Goomeri, Widgee

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

GYMPIE Re­gional Coun­cil is ask­ing res­i­dents of Kilki­van, Goomeri and Widgee to have their say.

Gympie Re­gional Coun­cil is host­ing a com­mu­nity night at the Kilki­van Bowls Club on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17 at 6pm.

“Part of our com­mu­nity en­gage­ment work is to bet­ter un­der­stand how we can best sup­port our com­mu­nity and de­liver ser­vices or in­fra­struc­ture that matches com­mu­nity need. And im­por­tantly, this needs to be driven by lo­cal com­mu­nity,” Cr Hi­lary Smer­don said.

“One of the ar­eas we are in­ter­ested in is how we can open the Kilki­van of­fice up to the com­mu­nity, how can we share our space to sup­port the needs of our lo­cal res­i­dents?

“Per­haps there’s a need for com­muter and in­ter­net ac­cess, can we of­fer Skype or other com­muter pro­grams, can we of­fer some train­ing to help com­mu­nity groups with writ­ing grant sub­mis­sions?

“Do we move the Kilki­van li­brary over to the Kilki­van of­fice, can we of­fer meet­ing rooms?

“These are all sug­ges­tions but this isn’t up to us to de­cide, we’re ask­ing the com­mu­nity what they feel they need.

“I re­ally en­cour­age peo­ple to at­tend and have their say but if they can’t, we will be look­ing at fur­ther events with com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal schools”.

The com­mu­nity night starts at 6pm at the Kilki­van Bowls club on Oc­to­ber 17.

Fin­ger food will pro­vided for guests.

If res­i­dents would like more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the night, call the team at the Kilki­van of­fice on 5487 2303 or 5487 2301.


Cr Hi­lary Smer­don.

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