Korean Government Officials Visit the Lachlan Shire

Lachlan Shire Council will host two senior Korean Government officials from 18 – 21 July as part of an 18 – 24 month stay in Australia with Penrith City Council.

The visit to the Lachlan Shire came about due to the sister city relationships between Lachlan Shire Council and Penrith City Council.

Jill Turner [Penrith City Council Liaison Officer who looks after sister cities and international relationships] said the visit to the Lachlan Shire was an opportunity for the Korean officials to see how a rural Council functions in comparison to a Council in the city such as Penrith.

“The hosting of the Korean Officials by Penrith City Council was a result of the Council’s relationship with the Sydney office of the Local Government branch of the Korean Government.”

“It is wonderful to be able to provide the officials with such a diverse experience of how Local Government works in Australia.”

“Mr Jung arrived last July and his area of research interest is Australian Local Government, and its funding and devolution from the Federal government.  Mr Pan arrived in November and his area of research is telecommunications policy and NBN,” said Ms Turner.

The officials arrived in the Lachlan Shire on Monday night and were welcomed at a dinner with Mayor of Lachlan Shire and other local Councillors. Tuesday’s itinerary will see the officials visit Lake Cargelligo and meet with local business houses followed by a tour of the local area. On Wednesday the officials will attend the Lachlan Shire Council meeting in Condobolin followed by a tour of the local area.

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