Be part of Lismore council's Community Panels project

DO you have fresh ideas and enthusiasm?

Lismore City Council is looking for community members of all ages to be part of the next round of the Community Panels project.

Council is encouraging local people to join with them to create Community Plans, which will detail projects and activities the community can undertake with Council support to improve their villages, Acting Community Services Coordinator Casie Hughes said.

"Anyone can be involved - the greater the diversity of people, the better the plan," she said.

Council is holding two Community Planning Days in the 'East' district, which includes Clunes, Repentance Creek, Bexhill, Corndale, Eltham, Boat Harbour, Booyong, Pearces Creek, Richmond Hill, McLeans Ridges and Lagoons Grass communities.

There are also two Community Planning Days coming up in the 'North East' district, which includes Dunoon, Whian Whian, Dorroughby, Modanville, Numulgi, Tullera and Woodlawn communities.

"Each day looks at different aspects of the Community Plan and we encourage people to attend both to get the full picture," Casie said.

"The first day explores people's thoughts, ideas and aspirations for their community, and we document these into actions and objectives.

"At the second day we further identify priorities and look at project feasibility.

"Once we have a Community Plan with projects and costings, then we will form a volunteer Community Panel to oversee activity and make sure the projects come to fruition."

Community planning is a collaborative process with Council and other community groups to create partnerships that encourage and inspire community leadership, volunteering and engagement.

North East district: Dunoon, Whian Whian, Dorroughby, Modanville, Numulgi, Tullera and Woodlawn communities.

Planning Day One
Where: Dunoon Hall
When: 16 May 2015

Planning Day Two
Where: Whian Whian Hall
When: 13 June 2015

Both days start at 9.30 for 10am and finish at 3.30pm.

'East' district: Clunes, Repentance Creek, Bexhill, Corndale, Eltham, Boat Harbour, Booyong, Pearces Creek, Richmond Hill, McLeans Ridges and Lagoons Grass communities.

Planning Day One
Where: Clunes Old School Hall
When: 23 May 2015

Planning Day Two
Where: Rosebank Public Hall
When: 27 June 2015

Both days start at 9.30 for 10am and finish at 3.30pm.

For more information on the Community Panels project, phone Casie Hughes or Catherine Rosenbaum on 1300 87 83 87.