How were the community engaged in development of the draft plan?

    We’ve taken community feedback onboard in developing the draft plan including:

    • more than 1500 surveys completed by library members and schools
    • more than 40 responses about libraries in our recent Community and Cultural Facilities Strategy engagement survey
    • consultation with Lake Mac Libraries’ Family History volunteers and invitation for comment from other users of library services
    • independent analysis and comparison of Lake Mac Libraries stats, returns and trends with other regional, state and national services.

How to make a submission

    How can I make a submission?

    • Provide written feedback via the online submission form on this website
    • Email [email protected] 
    • Write to Martin Payne, Arts Culture Tourism, Box 1906, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW 2310

    Printed copies of the Schedule of Fees and Charges 2023-2024 are available from the Council Administrative Building in Speers Point.

    I've made a submission - what happens next?

    Feedback may result in further changes being made to the amendments to the schedule of fees and charges prior to a report being prepared for Council.

    You will be notified again, prior to Council considering the matter, which will include a link to the Council report containing a summary of submissions and how feedback was considered. 

    What should I put in a submission?

    Your submission can be as concise or as long as you wish:

    Ideally, you will express your level of support for the proposal and provide detailed and specific feedback. The feedback will be reviewed by staff and later presented to Council to make an informed decision.

    Should multiple submissions be received from a single resident regarding this project, the feedback will be reviewed by staff and counted as one submission when reporting back to Council.