As part of Hilltops Council’s commitment to comprehensive community involvement in the development of the Cultural, Community and Education Precinct in Young, Mayor Brian Ingram is calling for expressions of interest from those who may like to join a steering committee that has been established for the project.
Mayor Ingram said the Community Project Steering Committee, endorsed by Councillors late last year, will build on the work already being done to ensure residents across the LGA are widely consulted during the planning process of the precinct.
“We are very aware of how important this project is to the community; it’s a significant investment in our future which is why we’ve held community consultation workshops, we’ve maintained constant dialogue with stakeholders, we’ve conducted community surveys and now with the steering committee, we’re asking members of the public to work directly with councillors and council staff to guide the design and planning going forward,” Mayor Ingram said.
Mayor Ingram said the immediate focus for the project is to establish the community steering committee and to secure funding resources.
“At the moment, Council is continuing to explore one possibility that involves collaborating with Schools Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) to potentially build a joint-use library with Young High School, that would form part of the overall precinct facility.”
Expressions of interest to join the Community Project Steering Committee can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post, Attn: General Manager, 189-205 Boorowa Street, Young NSW 2594 by Friday 23rd February.