Community engagement poor

After attending four community meetings over the past two weeks representing Cessnock City Council constituents of Ward D and C I am amazed at the lack of support from the community.
 
Cessnock City Council is attempting to engage the community in the future direction of the LGA both face to face and via online surveys on the council website.
 
Meeting attendances where I have been are, Branxton 8, Kurri Kurri 8 and 4, Lovedale 8 and at Branxton 21st February 3.
 
The meetings being conducted are important to the city’s future covering such things as Rates and Roads, economic development and jobs and what people feel are important issues facing them.
 
While the turnout at these meetings has been less than favourable people can still have their say via the online surveys on the council website. The more people complete these surveys the better the picture will be for council in directing its efforts.