Community Urged to Have a Say on Our Future

25 May 2017 12:51 PM -
Community members across the Wentworth Shire Council are being urged to have input into a suite of strategic planning documents that will set the region's direction for the next decade.
The draft Wentworth Region Community Strategic Plan; the Wentworth Shire Council's 2017-2021 Delivery Plan and draft 2017-18 Operational Plan have all been released for public comment, with submissions closing on Monday 26 June 2017.

Together, these documents map out the community's vision for the region over the next 10 years and the work Council will do to achieve it.

"Over the past few months we've been taking every opportunity to talk to community members about how they want the region to look in 10 years' time and we've updated the Community Strategic Plan to reflect this," Mayor Melisa Hederics said.

The 2017-21 Delivery Plan underpins the Community Strategic Plan and sets out the directions Council will take over the next four years to help the community achieve its vision to be "a thriving region, supported by a robust economic base, distinctive open spaces, and strong local governance and leadership".

The 2017-18 Operational Plan provides more detail on what Council plans to do over the next 12 months, with actions listed including everything from strategic planning to road upgrades.

"Our community has been really proactive in telling us, as a Council, how it wants our region to progress and what it wants done," Mayor Hederics said.

"These documents are an integral part of that and I encourage everyone to take the time to review the plans and ensure we, as a community, are heading in the right direction."

The draft Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027; the draft 2017-2021 Delivery Program and 2017-2018 Operational Plan are available to view on Council's website at http://www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/council/public-exhibition.aspx , or in hard copy at the Wentworth Shire Council offices in Adelaide Street; the Civic Centre in Darling Street, Wentworth; or at Council's libraries.  Public submissions will be considered by Council before the final plan is adopted on 28 June 2017.