About Us

RAN (Residents Action Network Inc.) was formed in 2003, we are a community based incorporated organisation made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds- all interested residents are invited to join. Our membership is spread across the whole of the Port Macquarie – Hastings area. We share common concerns about the quality and integrity of government in our local area.

RAN recognises the variety of views and opinions in the Port Macquarie-Hastings community. We aim to ensure that council decisions are based on full and proper consultation, so that its actions are truly representative of the needs and wishes of the general population.

Key points

  1. Independence
    We are a totally independent organisation, not affiliated with any political party, lobby group, business or property development interest groups. Maintaining that independence is of paramount importance to RAN.
  2. Openness and communication
    We work in an open manner. We will strive to maintain and improve frank and open communication with residents, council staff and councillors, progress and ratepayers associations, and other community and business groups.
  3. Participation.
    We believe that the quality, relevance and effectiveness of RAN policies depends on encouraging wide membership participation.
  4. Environmental protection
    We aim to ensure that planning, development and council decisions are at all times consistent with the protection of the local environment.

Our objectives

  1. To promote genuine community involvement in local government decision making and
  2. To bring about significant improvements to local government practices in the Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA.