Byron Shire Council to hold meeting at Bangalow
BYRON Shire Council have decided to take their next council meeting out into the community, holding their Thursday, October 8 meeting at the Moller Pavilion at the Bangalow Showgrounds.
Mayor Simon Richardson said it was a great opportunity for the public to come along and see what happens at the meetings.
"Normally the council meetings are held during the day which can stop people being able to attend," he said.
"With the next meeting we're hoping that a later start will allow those who work, to drop in and view the proceedings.
"When you can see the debate, it offers a very transparent opportunity to see local government in action. It can be very insightful and at times humorous.
"This is the first of three meetings that we are hoping take out in the community. We will review the Bangalow evening and if positive, lock in the next meeting date."
Some of the agenda items for the meeting include potential locations for a BMX Track, Byron Bay Bypass Biobanking, time limits for the Byron Bay pay parking scheme, ex-hospital land in Mullumbimby and the review of Council's Homelessness Policy.
Public access will be held from 4pm with the meeting to follow.
The full agenda and reports will be available http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/meetings from tomorrow.
If you would like to speak at public access on an item on the meeting agenda, you can submit your request at http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/public-access-sessions-and-submissions.