Cloncurry to host community forum

INTERESTED AUDIENCE: Some of the community members in attendance at the March 2017 forum. Photo: Derek Barry
INTERESTED AUDIENCE: Some of the community members in attendance at the March 2017 forum. Photo: Derek Barry

If you are a Cloncurry resident with something on your mind, you have a chance this coming week to do something about it.

Cloncurry Shire Council will hold their fifth Community Forum on Tuesday March 20 at 5.30pm in the Community Precinct.

The forums are an opportunity to get answers from the mayor, councillors and senior managers.

Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell said that as a Council they looked forward to these forums to not only field questions but provide information back to the community on how they had acted on concerns raised previously.

“Cloncurry Shire Council is actively looking to improve recreation spaces and facilities for the Community as a direct result from previous forum comments” Cr Campbell said.

“As we prepare for the Northern migration of caravans and to ensure visitors enjoy a friendly heart of the great North West experience, Council has installed signage to encourage caravans to park away from main streets.”

Cr Campbell said Council had also commenced development of a new Tourism Strategy to look at ways local businesses can maximise the benefit of these high visitation periods.

“The community are invited to provide input in the development of this strategy at an upcoming workshop,” he said.

“The management of popular tourist areas are also a focus of Council. Community consultation is underway for the Florence Clarke Park masterplan.”

The Mayor said Clem Walton Park was another priority for Council to manage the influx of campers and provide improved access for recreational day users, once ownership is finalised.

The Local Business Network will provide the community with an update on their shop local initiatives and our School leaders are also invited to speak to community members and Councillors.

“While our Community Forums provide an opportunity for people to speak directly to all Councillors, don’t forget anyone can come along to a Smoko with the Mayor session,” Cr Campbell said.

“The next one is on Wednesday March 28.”