Local Government Week 2020

Published on 27 July 2020

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Local Government Week 2020

Local Government Week is on from Monday 3 August until Sunday 9 August 2020. The week celebrates the work of local councils and the range and diversity of services they provide their communities. This year, NSW local councils have continued to lead the way in helping their communities manage through crises such as the coronavirus pandemic, bushfires, floods, and prolonged drought. The theme #CouncilsDo is a great way to showcase the leadership, community spirit and commitment shown by local council elected representatives and council staff, in support of NSW communities. It’s also a good time for people to learn more about how to get involved in the work of local councils.

To celebrate we’re running the following events and activities:

School Leaders’ Breakfast

Our annual School Leaders’ Breakfast is on again, despite it looking a little different this year. Our speaker Stacey Currie will be joining us via Zoom from her home in Melbourne where she is in lockdown. Stacey will be sharing her story of resilience. Local schools have been invited to join the conversation on Tuesday 4 August 2020. We can’t wait to inspire our young leaders with Stacey’s story.

Council is committed to educating all residents about road safety but this Local Government Week we’re focusing on our most vulnerable residents. We’re promoting family discussions about road safety with their preschool and primary school age children.  Families will be able to download a number of fun and educational activity sheets helping children better understand safety whilst walking, riding a bike or travelling in a car. Submit one completed activity sheet by email to Council to go into a draw for a road safety education pack. Entries open on Monday 3 August.

With Love Comes Responsibility Photo Competition

Our Ranger team work tirelessly to educate residents about responsible pet ownership. To celebrate all the wonderful work they do and all the great pet owners in our LGA we’re holding an Instagram competition. Yes, Council is launching an Insta!  For the top three photos prepaid gift cards will be up for grabs, with first place receiving $100! Start thinking about your pets favourite spot- more details to come! Entries open on Monday 3 August.