A number of Bingara people met with Mal Peters and his staff recently in the Bingara Council Chambers.
Mr Peters is Chairman of the Regional Development Australia – Northern Inland committee which is charged with developing a regional plan that will become the basis for the allocation of both Federal and State Government funding to the region.
Mr Peters said that the committee chose Bingara as one of the towns to visit as it is “seen as a leader in innovation, which is a refreshing thing that is not seen very often.”
The committee is in the process of holding meetings in 19 towns across the region to discuss sustainability and social development.
When asked how many times we have to go through this process of consultation, Mr Peters said that all the information gathered to date in Local Goverment Plans and community consultations will be analysed and incorporated into the final document which will target funding for the area.
“We will work at aligning all the available information and findings,” Mr Peters said.
In concluding his address, Mr Peters congratulated Bingara saying “Bingara is an example of innovation. A lot of towns talk about what they should do, Bingara does it.”