Local residents can now find out more about MidCoast Council and the services it provides at the click of a button, Member for Myall Lakes said today.

Mr Bromhead said the NSW Government’s Your Council website allows local residents to access comprehensive statistics on the operations of their local council and the profile of their community.

“As I travel across the MidCoast council area I see first-hand work on the ground in building new bridges, improving the quality of the 3,599km of road network, building new playgrounds and improving our libraries and community halls,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Now the community have the data at their fingertips, at the click of a button residents can see their local council’s expenditure on infrastructure and services as well as the number of facilities within their local government area,” Mr Bromhead said.

“The website also has an interactive map where ratepayers can compare their council to others around the State on a range of measures such as rates, expenditure, and infrastructure backlogs.”

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the Your Council website showcases the great work of the State’s 128 local councils.

“This new interactive website clearly demonstrates the sheer size and scale of our local government sector,” Mrs Hancock said.

“Not only can residents learn about their own local council, they can also see the great work of our State’s councils as a whole with a comprehensive snapshot of the NSW local government sector.”

The website draws on data already collected by the Office of Local Government from NSW councils and other agencies and presents it in an easy to understand and user friendly way. It will be updated annually as new data becomes available.

The Your Council website will be updated annually as new data becomes available.

The Office of Local Government will continue to work with local councils to further develop the website. It will also help guide development of a new Performance Measurement Framework with consistent benchmarks for all NSW councils. 

Your Council can be accessed here: www.yourcouncil.nsw.gov.au