Public consultation on regional governance coming to Baie Verte
There has been much ado from the provincial government regarding regional governance, and it seems it has not all been for nothing.
As part of the province’s strategy, The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential, government announced its intention to implement a regional governance model and/or sharing of services model as appropriate for Newfoundland and Labrador communities by 2019.
In a step toward the goal, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment has announced it is seeking public input to help develop the regional government model.
The department will host 22 in-person public consultations across the province. Twillingate will be the first local community to host a consultation session at the Crow Head Community Centre Sept. 18. The process will come to Baie Verte Sept. 19, while Grand Falls-Windsor will Sept. 20, and residents on Gander will have an opportunity to voice their opinions Oct. 2. The Town of Lewisporte will host its regional session Oct. 3 and it will be in New-Wes-Valley Oct. 4.
All sessions are scheduled to take place between 7 and 9:30 p.m. in their respective communities.
Full details on all times and locations for regional governance public consultation meetings are listed below. Shareholders who cannot make the in-person meetings can still have their say. The province has also made an online questionnaire available to shareholders on the Engage NL website or residents can contact the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment by email (regionalgovernment@ gov.nl.ca) or standard mail to: Local Governance and Planning Division PO Box 8700 St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6.
Shareholders can also contact 1-844-729-5268 to leave a message regarding regional governance.
The provincial government has announced the public consultation schedule for a proposed regional governance model.