Tweed Draft Community Strategic Plan on display

‘Living and Loving the Tweed’

Draft Community Strategic Plan goes on public exhibition

On public exhibition for community comment from 2nd January 2017 to 25th February 2017, ‘Living and Loving the Tweed’ is the theme of Council’s Draft Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027.

The primary purpose of the plan is to document the community’s priorities for the next decade and to define Council’s related goals, strategies and targets.

Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne, said a comprehensive community engagement process over the 58 days of public exhibition will provide a variety of ways for people to learn more about this important Community Strategic Plan and provide further input.

“This plan aims to set out the community’s vision and Council’s commitment for the Tweed for the next 10 years,” she said.  “A lot of people are doing it tough and our environment is suffering too. The most effective strategies need to be identified so we can all flourish with our limited resources.

“We must urgently progress the opportunities of a better, fairer and more creative, clean, green future that is essential now more than ever with climate change. It’s imperative we get our priorities right so our future communities benefit rather than be left more vulnerable.

“The draft plan has been shaped by thousands of initial contributions and conversations from the community; through our shire-wide survey and many community engagement events.

“It’s important the whole spectrum of the community is represented in this plan and particularly in this final public exhibition period, so please have your say,” she said.

A series of community engagement events are across the Tweed this month to take the discussion out into the community.

A final version of the Community Strategic Plan will be adopted in mid-2017, accompanied by a delivery program which outlines the projects to be undertaken to achieve the plan’s broader visions.

To view the Draft Community Strategic Plan and for information on making a submission please visit http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/OnExhibition

For further background on the project, community engagement activities and the related ‘Tweed the Future is Ours’ initiative, please visit: http://yoursaytweed.com.au/ttfio
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To view Tweed Shire Council media releases online visit http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/MediaCentre/MediaCentre.aspx

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