STATE election candidates will come together next month in an informal forum that encourages voters to voice concerns and ask questions.
Online advocacy group restofnsw is hosting a "Pollie at the Pub" night next month that calls for candidates to encourage prosperity in regional NSW through their campaign promises.
The group has reacted to the "it's all about Sydney" approach of former parties, under the belief the rest of the state is "missing out".
"It's important the state election is not all about Sydney," restofnsw deputy chair Andrew Negline said.
"It's about breaking down the glass between the political world and the community.
"Candidates want to do the right thing by their community."
The night will help put a local policy focus ahead of the March 28 election.
"(These nights) serve as a great opportunity for candidates to hear community concerns and for the community to ask the tough questions," Mr Negline said.
"We hope to stimulate some grassroots discussion on issues affecting the Wagga electorate."
Organisers hope to target the under 45 age group, pointing to a growing interest in state politics as an encouraging sign.
Mr Negline stressed the group's agenda was independent, despite both himself and chair Bob Wheeldon being members of the Liberal Party.
Questions to candidates will need to be submitted prior to the night "to ensure everything is done in taste and the right way".
All candidates have been invited to attend.
Labor candidate Dan Hayes threw his support behind the evening in the interest of regional growth.
He said it was another avenue to hear the voices of his electorate, pointing to the funding pool for infrastructure like the levee bank and intermodal freight hub as possible projects.
"I think it's a great idea," Greens candidate Kevin Poynter said.
"I've campaigned that there's a great need to build a whole of state plan, rather than just a metropolitan plan.
"It's a chance for people to talk to us and hear our thoughts."
State member for Wagga Daryl Maguire said he would consider the invitation.
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