The General Manager and I attended the National General Assembly in Canberra where we had the opportunity to meet with other Council representatives and hear both political and academic speakers.
The theme centred on Building Tomorrow’s Communities and the presentations addressed issues such as how Councils, often working in partnership with other levels of government, or the private and not-for-profit sectors, were shaping the future and responding to challenges that may lie ahead.
Discussions topics included economic development and the role that Local Government plays in not only the local economy, but also the national economy.
The event provided the opportunity to meet with other Local Government representatives from around Australia and discuss the latest strategies and initiatives improving both city and regional communities.
Cr Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor of Bathurst