Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 23 September 2019Mayor Liz Campbell

New Deputy Mayor elected

At last week’s Council meeting, Councillor Ashley Williams, after fulfilling the role of Deputy Mayor for past three years, decided not to nominate again for this term of Council.

Councillor Williams has performed the role of Deputy Mayor honourably and has carried out the many civic duties of the position with enthusiasm and commitment. I would like to warmly thank Councillor Williams for the wonderful job he did in representing our community during his tenure as Deputy Mayor, and on a personal note, for the great support he gave me during this time.

I also wish to congratulate Councillor Anthony Patterson on being elected, unopposed, as Deputy Mayor for the coming year. As many of you would be aware, Councillor Patterson is an active local businessman, a long-time resident of the Macleay, and along with many years’ experience as a Councillor, has previously filled the role of Deputy Mayor.

There are some amazing projects currently underway within the valley, and I look forward to working with the Deputy Mayor, Councillors, Council management and staff, and the wider community to make the Macleay Valley a place we are proud to call home.

Crescent Head Community Catch-up

This Wednesday, 25 September, Council will host the next Community Catch-up at Crescent Head Public School, starting at 4:00pm. Residents are invited to drop in for a chat over afternoon tea and collect information from the stalls showing an array of Council services and projects currently happening within Crescent Head.

Councillors and I are looking forward to participating in an interactive workshop with the community which will be facilitated by Council staff. Community Catch-ups are designed to be less formal than a Council meeting and provide an opportunity to update residents on projects for their local area, such as the Crescent Head Master Plan.

On Thursday, 3 October, Council is also holding a Community Design Workshop covering three high-priority local projects that have been identified from the adopted Crescent Head Master Plan. I encourage Crescent Head residents to view the Master Plan by visiting  where you can also register your interest in attending.