Forster-Tuncurry Business Chamber June breakfast meeting

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about MidCoast Council’s vibrant spaces project, but were afraid to ask will be answered at the Forster-Tuncurry Business Chamber June monthly meeting.

Community spaces and services director, Paul De Szell and erconomic development and events co-ordinator, Robyn Brennan will provide an update on council matters and discuss the concept behind vibrant spaces at the meeting on June 26 from 7am at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club.

Paul and Robyn will share how vibrant spaces can open doors to exciting new opportunities and add vibrancy to Forster-Tuncurry streets.

Town centres are a place for entertainment, shopping, dining  and catching up with friends and family.

The main concept behind vibrant spaces is that businesses can use the footpath, free of charge, in return for some innovative thinking and a commonsense approach to adding colour, products, comfortable seating and lively entertainment onto streets.

The aim is to encourage people to stop, linger, shop and dine, which not only benefits local businesses, but makes for a more pleasant shopping experience.

Paul is part of MidCoast Council's executive team, taking on the role of community spaces and services director when the three former Great Lakes, Greater Taree and Gloucester councils merged.

He also is planning and natural systems acting director.

Moving to the Mid North Coast from Yass Valley Council in February 2015, he joined the former Greater Taree City Council as service delivery executive leader. 

Paul brings more than 20 years experience in local government spanning roles including service delivery, planning and building, and the environment, as well as experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

In his role, Paul is responsible for tourism and economic development with a focus on providing quality support services for local business-owners.

Robyn moved into her role in October 2017 following the creation of the new council structure.

She relocated to Forster with her family in 2005 and spent the next six years working in the private health industry following a experience in business management roles in the private sector.

Robyn has 10 years experience working in a range of local government roles across a number of functional areas including finance, human resources, organisational development and economic development.

She is an accredited practitioner in a number of leadership and business development tools and has a passion for personal and professional growth.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 7am at the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club auditorium, 21 Parkes Street, Tuncurry. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non members. RSVP 0499 779 972 or