More than rates, roads and rubbish

The Eurobodalla community can learn more about their local council at a one-day pop up festival in Moruya on next Tuesday.

Held to celebrate Local Government Week, Council Life will showcase the breadth and diversity of the services Eurobodalla Council provides.

Festival goers can enjoy free activities, food and entertainment as well as a range of stalls. Kids will get a buzz out of making their own bee hotel, the fun children’s play area, getting up close and personal with Council machinery, and joining in the Mayor’s storytime.

Stalls will include a water modelling display, surveying and grader laser demonstrations, traffic modelling, native plants for sale from the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, strategic planning, business assistance, Council’s environmental education trailer and youth, disability and seniors services.

There will be a pop-up coffee shop where you can meet and greet your local councillors, a mock public forum for high school students to address councillors on issues affecting them, and a Council careers stall with answers to all your questions about Council recruitment and career pathways.

Mayor Liz Innes said Council provided invaluable services to the community however much of it was behind the scenes.

“From turning on the tap to make your morning cup of tea, putting your bin out to be collected and walking along local pathways, to visiting your local library, taking the kids to a playground, and enjoying a game of football at a local sportsfield – Council provides so many of the services and facilities that make our shire a great place to live,” she said.

“Local Government Week is the perfect opportunity to promote Council’s important role under this year’s theme, ‘Discovery, Diversity, Democracy’. We invite the community to discover more about Council, learn more about its diversity and see democracy at work.”

Council Life will kick off at 10am Tuesday 1 August on the forecourt of the Council Chambers, at the corner of Campbell and Vulcan Streets, Moruya. Stalls open at 10.30am, and food, activities and entertainment will be available throughout the day. The event wraps up about 2.45pm. Media Release

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