Local Government Week in Federation Council

Published on 30 July 2021

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Local Government Week offers the chance to reflect on the major role Federation Council plays in improving and maintaining our region as a place to live, work and visit.

The theme for this year’s Local Government Week is ‘Locally Led’, highlighting the services in which Federation Council offers and hosts within the community to drive local economic recovery and community togetherness.

Federation Council Mayor, Councillor Patrick Bourke said many people know that Federation Council is responsible for local roads, rates and rubbish, but some are unaware of the many other services Council provides.

“We operate free local libraries in Corowa, Howlong and Mulwala, provide spaces for community groups, administer grants, maintain playgrounds and sporting fields to name a few,” he said.

Federation Council will use this week to highlight some of the many services provided to the local community.

Locally led programs such as the Corowa Aquatic Centre’s aqua fit programs, Federation Council’s Community Grants Program, the Corowa Visitor Information Centre, North of the Murray tourism trails and some of the many community advisory committees such as Youth Council will also be featured.

Mayor Bourke said Council also advocates for the interests of our community in planning matters and other issues that affect local liveability, sustainability, safety and amenity.

“Local Government Week which will be held from Monday, 2 August to Sunday, 8 August provides the perfect opportunity for residents to discover the important role that Local Government plays in their community and how they can become more involved in Council.”

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