Local Government Week
Local Government Week 2021
Griffith City Council celebrated Local Government Week (2 – 8 August) by highlighting the major role Council plays in making the City a great place to live, work and visit.
Griffith Mayor Councillor John Dal Broi said Local Government Week is always a highlight on the Council calendar, providing an opportunity to give back to residents.
“While residents would know Council is responsible for local roads, rates and rubbish, they may be less aware of the many other services we provide,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“On behalf of Councillors and staff I want to thank residents who took the time to support our activities or attend Council Café in Griffith Central on Friday to help us celebrate the week. It was great to catch up with so many people.”
Locals who stopped by Council Café enjoyed giveaways including seedlings and coffee vouchers.
Meanwhile 12 interested locals braved damp conditions to play tourist in their own City for the Cultural Walk on Wednesday. The guided tour allowed them to find out more about the Banna Lane Murals, the Centenary Sculptures and Griffith Regional Theatre Curtain. Following the walk, participants enjoyed morning tea.
The tireless work of Council facility volunteers was also acknowledged, with each receiving vouchers to use at the Theatre.
Inspired by this year’s Local Government Week theme, “Locally Led”, Council profiled members of the Senior Management Team on Facebook.
Griffith City Library got involved by hosting a Drug and Alcohol Information Hub as well as the Census pop up hub.
Throughout the week Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre offered free classes for Griffith residents to try and participate for free.
A highlight of the week was the Citizenship Ceremony held on Thursday night, with 43 new residents being welcomed.
Unfortunately Council’s annual Mini Action Day for local students has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions however, all local schools will receive a donation of books to add to their libraries.