27 August, 2021
Connect with your Councillor
WITH a wealth of knowledge and talents under their belts, our Councillors have a strong passion to support our communities and as a team they endeavour to make the people of the Cassowary Coast proud of Council’s achievements.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Nolan said our Councillors are committed to making the best decisions for our region and they value effective communication.
“One of the challenges for all levels of government is how to ensure that different, and often competing, interests are recognised, addressed and responded to. This is particularly relevant for local government which regards itself as being closest to ‘the community’.
“Good conduct in local government means that councillors should act with integrity and impartiality and very rarely, this means that Councillors will be unable to talk or meet on certain topics but majority of the time, Councillors are able and more than willing to meet with members of the community.”
Councillor Trudy Tschui said getting in touch with your Councillor is easier than you think. Councillors are eager to meet with their constituents. There are several ways to communicate with your Councillor: meeting with them in-person, talking to them on the telephone, and writing an email or letter. All of our contact information is listed on the Cassowary Coast Council website.”
Councillor Teresa Millwood said through ‘Catch Up With Your Councillor’ sessions, Council welcomes individuals, community groups and organisations to meet with Council to propose initiatives, projects or to provide further information regarding community issues.
Councillor Barry Barnes added that sessions are primarily held at Council libraries and are advertised in the libraries and on our Facebook pages. Bookings are essential and the great team at the Libraries are happy to assist.
Councillor Jeff Baines said meeting with constituents was one of the favourite parts of his role as Councillor and would always be happy to sit down and have a chat.
“Just give me a call and we will arrange a time to meet.”
Councillor Nick Pervan echoed these sentiments and said he would always try to make himself available to meet with residents as connecting and listening about the topics that matter to the community is the most important part of his role as Councillor.
Councillor Renee McLeod said she was looking forward to settling into her new role and organising her own ‘Catch Up With Your Councillor’ sessions but in the meantime residents are welcome to call her on her mobile.
Councillor contact details can be found on Council’s website at https://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/our-council/councillors