Group to be voice of Northern Beaches

A NORTHERN Beaches residents' group is closer to fruition following Wednesday night's community meeting at Woolgoolga.

Those who attended voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing a steering committee to set up the group, according to Coffs Harbour City councillor John Arkan.

“We will invite existing groups on the Northern Beaches to come to a meeting on a date to be fixed to have their say on the aims and objectives of this group,” Cr Arkan said.

“The Northern Beaches group has to be inclusive and be a true representative of the community. We will be proactive and will work with the council.”

Cr Arkan said the group would also help him to better serve the community on the council and raise issues of concern.

He also hopes to set up residents' groups in the south and west of the city.

“The council wants the community to be involved and engaged in decision-making,” he said.

Cr Arkan said Wednesday's information meeting on future directions for the Northern Beaches had been highly successful.

It included presentations from the Mid North Coast Council of Social Development on demographics and discussions about the obesity epidemic, governments running out of money and much more.



REVEALED: Coffs Harbour's Most Influential list

premium_icon REVEALED: Coffs Harbour's Most Influential list

The final instalment of our 12-part series.

Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

The Coffs Coast Advocate lists the people effecting change

Mayor named Coffs' Most Influential

Mayor named Coffs' Most Influential

Results are in, mayor Denise Knight is the city's most influential.

Local Partners