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Roving workshops come to Merimbula

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Following a well-attended roving community workshop held in Eden this month, Bega Valley Shire Council is inviting local residents to get involved in local issues with an upcoming workshop in Merimbula.

The workshops held in the shire’s main towns have provided a valuable source of information both for and from the community, with people invited to present on local issues and quiz Councillors on a wide range of topics during a question and answer session.

Mayor Michael Britten said the workshops had provided a good opportunity to explore local issues in detail.

“This will be our fourth roving community workshop in Merimbula and I am again looking forward to engaging in lively discussion on a range of local issues,” he said.

“Earlier this month we held a workshop in Eden where it was encouraging to engage with a wide range of local people on issues from the Lake Curalo walkway to the future of the Hotel Australasia.

“In terms of the Hotel Australasia, we were pleased to see a full house of local residents eager to share their views and passions regarding their home town.

“The workshops open the floor for discussion on any local issue, and with a range of Merimbula issues being talked about locally, including the bypass and the Main Street proposed development, I am sure there will be much to discuss.

“Specifically, I am looking forward to the opportunity of discussing important details of key projects that are sometimes misunderstood and misrepresented in the fast moving world of electronic and social media,” Cr Britten said.

More workshops are planned for November and December:

  • Bermagui, 18 November, 4pm - 5.30pm at the Bermagui Country Club.
  • Bega, 2 December, 4pm - 5.30pm at the Council chambers.

Residents are invited to make presentations on any issue they feel is important, or to discuss issues in smaller break out groups following the presentations.

The Merimbula workshop will be held at 4pm on Wednesday 11 November at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club. For more information and to book a 15 minute presentation, visit or call Tamara Whiting on 6499 2222.


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