Meet the councillors sessions

The session at Merimbula will be held in the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre.

The session at Merimbula will be held in the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre.

For the third year running, Bega Valley Shire Council's Councillors in the Community sessions will be held across the shire throughout November.

Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said the aim of the Councillors in the Community program was to enable members of the public to engage with councillors and senior staff in a relaxed and informal setting, about matters important to them.

"The sessions always bring out creative thinking on the challenges we face as a shire and, this year in particular, we're keen to have conversations about ideas for supporting and advancing the region in the wake of the summer bushfires and COVID-19," Cr Fitzpatrick said.

"We want to hear from as many people as possible, hence the roaming nature of the sessions and evening scheduling.

"Councillors really look forward to these sessions. They're a chance for us to engage on the topics that are important to residents and our focus is very much on working towards finding solutions for any concerns raised," Cr Fitzpatrick said.

All sessions start at 5pm and finish at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, November 10 - Bemboka Hall

Thursday, November 12 - Bermagui Surf Life Saving Club

Tuesday, November 17 - Kiah RFS Shed

Thursday, November 19 - Eden Fishermen's Club

Tuesday, November 24 - Merimbula - Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre

Thursday, November 26 - Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre

Councillors in the Community sessions are COVIDSafe events and registrations are essential. Water and light refreshments will be served. Please book online and find out more about the program by visiting

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