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.

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