Community Forum held in Wellington for first time

Mayor Ben Shields has encouraged residents to attended the forum and raise their concerns. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING
Mayor Ben Shields has encouraged residents to attended the forum and raise their concerns. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING

Wellington and surrounding residents will get a chance to voice their concerns to Dubbo Regional Council on Monday night.

The community forum was developed as an alternative to holding council meetings in Wellington. It gives the community the opportunity to speak with councillors and senior staff.

The forum will be held at the Wellington council chambers between 5.30 and 7.30pm.

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Dubbo Regional mayor Ben Shields said the informal meet and greet was a great way Wellington residents could talk to people within council who could help them with their issues.

“We made a commitment to bring these informal meetings to Wellington so residents would have an opportunity to interact with their council. Now I am hoping people will take up that offer,” Cr Shields said.

“Whether they would like to talk about an issue with their property, their street or even something they would like to see for Wellington’s future, I would encourage them to come and talk to us. There is so much happening in town we can also talk to them about some of the big projects that are happening such as the pool or the Wellington Caves.”