Orange City Council will take its meetings on the road for the next month.
This Tuesday the council will hold its regular meeting in the assembly hall of Bowen Public School, and community members from the neighbourhood are welcome to come along.
Mayor Reg Kidd said it‘s a good opportunity for both the council and community members.
“The opportunity to take council meetings on the road has come about because the lift in the Civic Centre is out of action for a major re-build,” Cr Reg Kidd said. “It’s very important that all council meetings are accessible to any community member, but until the lift is operational again it’s going to be difficult for people with mobility issues to get to the top floor.”
“We’re doing all we can as a council to limit the impact of this temporary lack of access. Staff are holding committee meetings in downstairs meeting rooms. Staff will come to accessible locations to meet with community members.
“When it comes to full council meetings, it’s a good opportunity to meet in a new location out in the community.
“The first new location will be the assembly hall of Bowen Public School this Tuesday night. We’re looking into two more locations and we’ll be announcing those as soon as we know more.
The open meeting will start at 7pm on Tuesday 18 February in the Assembly Hall of Bowen Public School at 54 Park St, Orange.