Thursday, April 25, 2024

Historic meeting for Goondiwindi council

Goondiwindi Regional Council has met in Inglewood, marking the second time such a meeting has been held in the town since 2009 and continuing Council’s commitment to hold regular meetings outside of Goondiwindi.

Members of the community joined the Mayor of the Goondiwindi Region, Lawrence Springborg AM and councillors for morning tea at the Inglewood Council Chambers following the meeting.

Mayor Springborg said he was pleased to have met with so many residents throughout the morning.

“I think it’s always valuable to hear people’s views and opinions about local matters first-hand as it’s so important to have the views of our smaller towns represented,” the Mayor said.

“Holding our Ordinary Meetings regularly in Inglewood and Texas is an important representation of Council’s commitment to the region as a whole, beyond Goondiwindi.”

On the Ordinary Meeting agenda was the appointment of a new Deputy Chairperson for the region’s Local Disaster Management Group, the Talwood Community Consultative Committee’s submission of the Talwood Masterplan 2021, and a number of funding requests among other matters.

Councillors also tabled their submission to the federal government’s 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review for endorsement.

Council has committed to holding an Ordinary Meeting in Inglewood and Texas every six months on rotation for the duration of this term.

The Mayor strongly encouraged other interested residents to attend future meetings if they can.

“I’ve said multiple times now that this Council works for all 19,000+ square kilometres of the Goondiwindi Region, and my fellow councillors and I are proud to represent residents across the entirety of our local government area,” he said.

“Our next Ordinary Meeting to be held outside of Goondiwindi is scheduled for March 2022 in Texas, and I’d like to invite all interested residents to attend that if they can.”

Latest Articles