Council praised for Colebee pop-up

Published on 05 October 2018

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The first-ever Blacktown City Council community pop-up session proved to be popular among residents and shoppers in Colebee last Saturday.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said: “This was a good opportunity to meet some of the residents and hear their concerns and aspirations for the area.

“It was good to also see young people, new residents and more established residents approach Councillors and myself to ask questions and hear about Council’s programs.”

More than 35 people had conversations with Mayor Bali and Councillors during the two-hour pop-up session. Information was available on events, programs, garbage collection, road safety, library services and Council’s transformational projects.

Concerns raised by people included the impact on traffic from construction in the area, access to the local dog parks and garbage disposal.

“It was clear that people enjoyed the chance to talk to their Councillors one-on-one,” Mayor Bali said.

“This is a great way to engage with our local residents in a relaxed atmosphere at a convenient location.”

The next Council pop-up session will be held on Saturday 13 October at Seven Hills Shopping Plaza near Red Lea Chickens.

Next pop-up session details
Saturday 13 October, 1 pm – 3 pm Seven Hills Shopping Plaza (near Red Lea Chickens), Federal Road, Seven Hills. Email: Forums@blacktown.nsw.gov.au