CR Peter Epov said the Wingham business community has led the charge to host Target: 10,000 petitions, during the campaign for better and safer roads and bridges in the Manning Valley.
To date over 40 businesses and community groups have signed up to be petition hosts.
"I am truly grateful and encouraged at the support that we are receiving from the people of Wingham and the Wingham business community," he said.
"Petition hosts are reporting very positive community feedback as most people want and are demanding to see some constructive action on our pothole-ridden roads and our aging and dilapidated bridges.
"I want to assure all business owners who wish to support this campaign that we are endeavouring to visit most business areas this week, and that they can initiate the process by contacting us directly for a petition kit on 6550 5853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Our target is 10,000 petition signatures in 21 days. We need the support of the entire community to achieve this task and to demonstrate that we the community are very serious and united in our call for fair and reasonable funding for our roads and bridges."
Council will host petition collection points.
"I am also very pleased that council has now agreed to allow us to place our petition collection boxes at all council libraries and at council's administration centre. This will greatly assist the community to lodge their signed petitions.
"Copies of our petition will be available in the Manning River Times and the Wingham Chronicle.
"People are also most welcome to download copies of the petition from our Facebook page, but the document should not be tampered with, and only names and original signatures will be accepted."
The Campaign for Better and Safer Roads and Bridges in the Manning Valley is an opportunity for people to be proactive in a constructive and reasonable way and yet express their opinions in a united and loud voice, to the politicians in Canberra and in Sydney. Petitions will be distributed throughout the entire LGA and we are calling on merchants to host and collect copies of the Petition and volunteers to help with this Campaign," Cr Epov said.