At last night’s council meeting, Gunnedah Shire Council endorsed the 2017- 2027 Community Strategic Plan.
Council recently completed a wide range of engagement activities to understand the community’s ideas for the Gunnedah Shire, now, and into the future. The feedback, discussions and concerns that were raised have been considered and have helped guide many of the key themes that are represented in the plan.
The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level of strategic document of Council, identifying the community’s priorities that guide Council’s direction over 10 years. It identifies the themes and broad adjectives relating to key issues facing the Gunnedah Community.
“We’re excited to present a plan that has been developed in consultation with the community. Some examples of key initiatives presented include a water equalisation proposal, shade cloths in the parks, a reduction in fees and charges for users of the Town Hall and Civic, beautification of the entrances to town and improvements to the Villages” Gunnedah Shire Council’s Director of Business Systems and Governance Colin Formann said.
“We’re really happy to present the final version of Community Strategic Plan to the community. Engaging with the community has enabled Council to take into consideration to a diverse number of ideas from across the community, and as a result, there are some really exciting visions and ideas that are represented in the CSP. It’s important to have ideas and aspirations for our community, but also important to have to have a plan as to how we achieve these goals – which is why the Community Strategic Plan is so important.“ Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey said.
“The plan brings community groups and other tiers of Government together, so we’re all working toward a shared vision for the future of our community,” he continued.
“I’m elated that we are committing to the inclusive playground and that funds have been made available for the Curlewis pipeline in 2018/2019. Both these projects will require partner funding – and we’re committing to making them happen. There are some really great outcomes for the community that have come from the Community Strategic Plan and the Delivery and Operational plans,” he concluded.
A full copy of the Community Strategic Plan is available at www.infogunnedah.com.au.
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