WANT to be a part of the discussions with council to help plan traffic network and road upgrades?
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is inviting expressions of interest for membership of the Port Macquarie Transport Network Community Consultative Committee.
This new committee will provide a forum for discussion between council and the community on issues directly relating to the investigation of planned traffic network improvements, and upgrades to the existing Port Macquarie road network, including proposed Orbital Road options.
General manager, Craig Swift-McNair said the positions to be filled on the committee include an independent chair and five community members.
"We are expecting strong interest from those community members who have already been involved in transport network discussions with council, and we are strongly encouraging broad community representation so that the entire Port Macquarie transport network is being considered," said Mr Swift-McNair.
The committee will:
- Assist council in meeting its commitment to address the proposed Orbital Road options and broader Port Macquarie road network improvements & upgrades;
- Promote information sharing between council, local community members and other key stakeholders, on the proposed Orbital Road options and broader Port Macquarie road network improvements & upgrades;
- Work collaboratively with Council and provide feedback on the proposed Orbital Road options, Strategic Business Case studies or reports, and broader Port Macquarie road network improvements & upgrades;
- Provide a forum for the community members and other stakeholders to share/seek information on, and provide feedback to Council on the development of the Strategic Business Case for the proposed Orbital Road, including planned traffic network improvements and upgrades to the existing Port Macquarie road network.
To ensure complete transparency and independence, expressions of interest will be assessed with the assistance of another council, and it is anticipated that a report will be presented at the November 2019 council meeting for council to give consideration to.
"Council will continue to keep the community informed during the development of the Strategic Business Case via on-going communications, and through the new Port Macquarie Transport Network Community Consultative Committee," added Mr Swift-McNair.
To submit an expression of interest for the committee, or find further detail on its membership, role and function, visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/consultative-committee.
Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday, October 16.