Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.
‘This is an opportunity to get involved and provide Council with your thoughts and opinions about how we can better address the needs of our Aboriginal community, our disability community and the village of Nimbin,’ he said.
‘We are a newly elected Council, and we want fresh ideas and feedback from a broad range of people to discuss reports coming to Council that may affect their community.
Mr Krieg said all the groups meet quarterly so it is not onerous, but it will provide Council with great insight on what is best for these sections of our community.
‘I encourage people to take the time to become involved and help shape the future direction of our great City and its Villages.’
Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG)
The Aboriginal Advisory Group provides community representation and advice to Lismore City Council on local government matters. In particular, its policies, strategies and services affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Lismore Local Government Area (LGA).
Access and Inclusion Advisory Group (AIAG)
The role of the Group is to provide advice that is strategic, impartial and based on experience to improve the lives of people with a disability who are living, working, playing and visiting the Lismore Local Government Area.
Nimbin Advisory Group (NAG)
The Nimbin Advisory Group is an advisory panel to Council. The primary objective of the NAG is to provide advice and guidance to Council on a range of matters impacting the Nimbin community.
Lismore City Council has extended the deadline until March 4 for community members to submit an Expression of Interest to be part of three Council’s Advisory Groups.
More information on each group and nomination forms can be found at www.yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au