Council launches services directory
A NEW directory of community and service organisations operating in the Clarence Valley is now live, online and growing.
The directory is hosted by the Clarence Valley Council and Mayor, Richie Williamson, is encouraging all community, service, sport or other organisations active in the Clarence Valley to register their details.
“This is a self-serve directory,” he said.
“All people who want to register their organisation’s details have to do is go to www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/communitydirectory and lodge them.
“And all people who want to find their local cricket club, health facility, community hall contact, seniors group or other need to do is go to the site and look it up.
“We’ve put in as much information as we can, and now we want community groups and government organisations to do their bit and register as well.
“For example, there has been a lot of call for information about youth services and mental health facilities. We’d like to build a complete database of these services so people can use the online directory as a one-stop-shop.
“We need people involved in these areas to upload their details.
“But it should not just be youth and mental health areas. For this to be a full and comprehensive guide we need all community groups and service organisations, including government departments, to list their details.”
Cr Williamson said the new directory replaced a former model that had become outdated and “clunky”.
“The new site is user-friendly and bright,” he said.
“If you are part of a community or government organisation, I encourage you to go to the website and log in your details.
“There is no cost and it will help locals and visitors locate the people and services they need.”