After many years serving the Wallabadah community, the local hall committee is keen to restructure and become a fully-fledged Local Advisory Group (LAG) to collaborate with Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) to achieve improvements to community amenity.
Towards this aim, they are encouraging local residents to come forward and join their ranks towards making Wallabadah a better place to live.
Group member Laurice McGilchrist said Wallabadah has seen an influx of new residents in recent years and it is important they become involved in helping with ideas and planning for the future.
“Whereas for many years the town was populated by long established families, things have changed substantially in recent years, with many newcomers who now probably account for 60 per cent of the local population,’ Mrs McGilchrist said.
“We need and encourage these people to become involved in the town’s future.”
Mrs McGilchrist said it was vital to get new blood into the group to continue to have fresh ideas.
“The future lies in determining local aspirations and collaborating with LPSC to build on our strengths and seeking funding streams to make our dreams a reality,” she said.
“A number of LAGs have been successfully formed around the shire in recent times and several of them have achieved great results for their local communities.
“I’d love to see this replicated in Wallabadah.”
LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, congratulated the current members of the local group for their contributions over many years and also for their vision for the LAG as a guiding force into the future.
“Several of the LAGs set up in the Shire’s smaller towns/villages have achieved great success over recent years and I encourage Wallabadah community members to work towards similar success for their town,” Cr Hope said.
“LAGs are the way forward to enhance communication and collaboration between the community and council.”
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