Street tree in Dulwich Hill

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Media release 4th July 2013 from Marrickville Council  –

“Join Marrickville Council’s Community Panel.

Want an important role helping Marrickville Council in its decision-making?  Motivated local residents are urged to join the reinvigorated Marrickville Community Panel.

The Panel is a diverse group of residents who represent the people of the Marrickville local government area by having their say about important issues affecting our community.

While it is not a formal decision-making body, members assist Council to better understand the community’s needs & wants, & plan for the future of the Marrickville area.

“To be an innovative, effective, consultative & representative Council we need to have authentic & robust community consultation & engagement,” said the Mayor of Marrickville Councillor Victor Macri.

“Council consults so we can build trust & demonstrate that are achieving our goal of understanding the aspirations of the community. Meaningful community engagement is so important in developing a single vision for our future,” Councillor Macri said.

“Local government is in a unique position to connect & engage the local community. Let’s take full advantage of this, & together produce a community voice,” he said.

Benefits of being a Marrickville Community Panel are:

  • A greater understanding of how Council operates & makes decisions.
  • Being able to champion community projects through consultation to their realization.
  • An increased sense of being part of a force for good in your community
  • Special events for panel members only.
  • Regular e-newsletters for Panel members updating them on community consultations.

Become a member of the Community Panel by downloading a form from Council’s website, emailing or calling the Citizen Service Centre on 9335 2222. Under 18s will need parent or guardian’s permission to join.”