Mayor's Message - 26 June 2020

Mayor’s Message

Yesterday I hosted a Drop-In session at the Council Chambers, which was well attended by a cross-section of our community members.

With so much happening in Dungog right now, it’s more important than ever to keep the lines of communication open. This was a great opportunity to hear directly from members of our community about the issues that are impacting them and discuss the needs and priorities for the future of our shire. 

I thank everyone who attended yesterday and took the time to express how much you care about this community. Following the success of this event, I plan to organise more opportunities in the future to come together and connect on different issues. 

I am aware that many members of our community are upset about the recent awarding of tenders for the management of the Dungog and Clarence Town swimming pools.

We understand this response, but in this instance council was bound by regulations set for the awarding of tenders under the NSW Local Government Act.

We have been working with both the future and existing operators of the pools, having facilitated a meeting this week to encourage the continued involvement of both parties in the ongoing management of these assets. At the Drop-In, positive feedback was received about the anticipated introduction of aqua aerobics and activities for the not so young.

For anyone who missed yesterday’s Drop-In session but would still like to express their views, please continue to contact me by phoning 4995 7777 or emailing

We’re all in this together. 


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