Administrator’s Column

Hilltops Administrator Wendy Tuckerman
Hilltops Administrator Wendy Tuckerman

Community involvement is such a fundamental component of the work all councils undertake on behalf of their residents.

Councils rely on the input, insight and ideas of the community to ensure their work at all levels is inclusive and responsive.

With that in mind, Council is on the look-out for community members who would like to take a lead role in helping shape Australia Day celebrations.

Council is in the process of formalising the Australia Day committees already in place in Young and Harden and in doing so, would like to include greater community representation.

Australia Day is an important date on our calendar; not only is it a great opportunity for the community to gather together for relaxed and family-friendly activities, but it’s also another chance for us to showcase what’s on offer in our region to potential summer-time travellers who are keen to explore their next destination.

Those interested in being considered for membership can find submission forms on Council’s website or collect a paper version from Council’s offices in Harden or Young.

Submissions are required by midday on Monday, July 17.

Council is also looking for more members for a special committee that’s been established to provide input on proposals, ideas and issues impacting young adults in the community.

The Youth Initiatives Committee was set-up last year to ensure the interests of all age groups are fully considered and reflected in the work Council undertakes on behalf of the community.

Young adults and members of the community who engage with this age group on a regular basis are encouraged to be a part of the committee.

Those who are interested can find a nomination form on Council’s website or alternatively learn more about the Youth Initiatives Committee by contacting Melanie Ford by emailing or phoning 0429 196 579 with nominations closing at noon on Friday, July 21, 2017.