ANTI-RATE increase campaigner Tony Blain has been told he is welcome to address Shoalhaven City Council’s extraordinary meeting on Thursday.
Mr Blain, who helped organise a petition against the rate increase that has amassed more than 600 signatures, said he was told on Tuesday by a council staff member that his request to address the meeting had been declined.
However, he received a phone call from Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash this morning and was told he could address the meeting.
Cr Gash said the first she heard of Mr Blain’s request was via email at 10.10pm on Tuesday night.
She said she looked forward to Mr Blain putting his viewpoint to council. “And I certainly have some questions I’d like to put to him,” she said.
Cr Gash said anyone wishing to make a deputation to council meetings should phone council’s general inquiry line.
Mr Blain confirmed he would attend the meeting and make his presentation to council.
“It seems there was a miscommunication from council about whether or not I could address the meeting,” he said.