Port Macquarie Hastings Council In Parliament

Port Macquarie Hastings Council In Parliament

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has led a delegation from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to meet with eight NSW Government Ministers.

“I was very pleased to arrange these meetings for our new Mayor Peta Pinson, Council’s General Manager Craig Swift McNair and Director of Strategy & Growth Jeffery Sharp.

“Over two days last week we met with Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey, Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair, Minister for Lands Paul Toole, Minister for Tourism Adam Marshall, Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts and Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward.

“Giving the Council delegation the opportunity to discuss a broad range of issues with the Ministers was invaluable to them, as well as providing the Ministers with issues that are important to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area,” Mrs Williams said.

“We discussed many issues including the sealing of Maria River Road, the proposed upgrade of Boundary Street, Ocean Drive duplication, highway destination signage, the future of the Plaza Carpark site, the Beach to Beach shared walkway, the Lake Cathie Revetment Wall, Feral Deer Management and public transport needs for the future.

“Whilst I had previously discussed many of these issues with Ministers, it was important that they meet with the Council delegation to hear their concerns first hand.

Mayor Pinson said Council is grateful for the opportunity to meet with the various ministers.

“The meetings provided us with the opportunity to talk about many important issues affecting our local community. We are enthusiastic about the future opportunities that may arise, and will continue to focus on partnering with all levels of government for the benefit of Port Macquarie-Hastings residents.

“The meetings in Parliament were extremely productive and integral in further strengthening the relationship between the State Government and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and I look forward to working more closely with Council to obtain better outcomes for the Port Macquarie-Hastings community,” Mrs Williams said.

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