Weddin Shire digital connectivity community consultation

Residents, businesses, and industry (e.g. farmers) across Weddin Shire are encouraged to attend upcoming community consultation sessions to inform the development of a Weddin Shire Digital Connectivity Strategy. This consultation will focus on digital connectivity challenges experienced across the shire by residents, businesses and industry.

This consultation will be held on Wednesday 2nd of December as follows:

  • Drop-in session (all community) - 11am - 3pm in the Grenfell Community Hub Building at 88 Main Street;
  • Business focused session - 5.30pm -7pm in the Grenfell Bowling Club.

A community survey will also be undertaken following these consultations to provide this opportunity for anyone who cannot attend these sessions.

Weddin Shire Council received a $1 million grant for digital connectivity improvements under the NSW Government's Drought Stimulus Package.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke MP said it is great to see the NSW Government supporting Weddin Shire Council to develop a plan for better digital connectivity for the Shire and encouraged everyone to join in the consultation sessions.

As a first step towards this objective, Council will develop a digital connectivity strategy that identifies key problems from a user-centred perspective as well as our Shire's ambitions for the future.

The strategy will also identify project priorities to improve digital connectivity across themes such as telecommunications infrastructure, skills development, connectivity, data management and smart devices as part of a holistic approach to connectivity in the Weddin Shire for the next 20 years.

Consultation with the community, business and industry will play an important role in identifying and defining these key problems. An independent consultant has been engaged to develop the strategy for Council and the Department of Regional NSW is assisting this project.

All enquires to Weddin Shire Council's Economic Development Officer Auburn Carr on 02 6343 2855 or edo@grenfell.org.au.