Central Goldfields Shire Council resolved to place the draft refresh of the 2017-2021 Council Plan on public exhibition at an Ordinary Meeting of Council last night (26/06).


The Council Plan is developed every four years and under the Local Government Act it must be reviewed annually. It sets out the strategic direction for Council and guides our work by setting our priorities and actions towards achieving our vision and transparently outlines how it will be achieved.


The Council Plan 2017-2021 was informed by the Central Goldfields Shire community and stakeholders as part of a community consultation process. Additional community consultation was carried out in April 2018 as part of the Have your Say campaign.


More than 500 residents provided feedback via listening posts, postcards and an online survey.


Central Goldfields Shire Council Chief Administrator Noel Harvey thanked the community for taking the time to provide us with input as part of the recent Have Your Say campaign.


“Your feedback has provided us with valuable input that has helped us inform the refresh of the Plan to ensure it is community driven and relevant for the life of the Plan.


“The refresh of the Council Plan is what we will be working from until 2021 so I encourage you to take the time to read through it so we can make sure our decision making and planning is heading in the right direction for the next three years.”


The draft refresh of the Council Plan 2017-2021 will go on public display from today, Wednesday 27 June for a period of 28 days until Thursday 26 July and community members are encouraged to provide feedback.


Hard copies: Available at the Shire Office, 48 Nolan Street, Maryborough during normal business hours


Web: www.centralgoldfields.com.au


Written submissions must be made by close of business on Thursday 26 July and should be addressed to the Submissions, Central Goldfields Shire Council, PO BOX 194, Maryborough, 3465 or emailed to submissions@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au


If you make a submission and wish to speak to it you must specify that you wish to do so as part of our submission.  A submission hearing will be held on Tuesday 31 July at 5.30pm at the Community Hub with the public encouraged to attend.

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