Clarence Valley Council to look at a range of options
Indigenous employment opportunities, Clarence Valley tourism and just how much should be spent to adjust the mayoral robes will be up for discussion when a number of Clarence Valley Council committees meet for the first time next week.
Council's Policy and General Committee and Community and Cultural Services Committee will meet in Grafton on Monday while the Engineering Committee will meet on Tuesday.
The Planning and Environment Committee met last Thursday.
Items of business broached in the meetings will come before the councillors at their next ordinary meeting later this month.
Addressing the lack of employment opportunities for Aborginal people in the local government and private sectors will be discussed with the Community and Cultural Services Committee set to consider a proposal to create an Aboriginal Employment Strategy.
The strategy would aim to ensure that five per cent of council staff be indigneous persons and that each Aboriginal community in the Clarence Valley have equal opportunity for their members to gain council employment.
Looking to the future of Clarence Valley tourism, the Policy and General Committee will consider a $100,000 funding request from the Clarence River Tourist Association to pay for a marketing campaign.