Focused on the future—Zooming competition ends this Friday
  • Wednesday 22 September 2010

The countdown is on for Coast residents to submit their entries for Council’s Zooming into 2030 competition and show what they want 2030 on the Coast to look like.

Residents are being asked to share their visions, hopes and expectations by lodging their entry before the competition close, 5pm, Friday 24 September.

To enter, residents need to complete the caption, "In 2030 I hope…" and either take a photo or create an image that represents that vision.

Submission images and visions will be used in the Community Plan, which will inform council’s decision making for the next 20 years.

Council’s project organiser, Alan Rogers said Zooming into 2030 offers a unique way for the community to express their vision using images and captions.

"Some excellent entries have been submitted with striking and thought provoking images and comments showing Coast residents are keen to see our environment and lifestyle protected into the future," Mr Rogers said.

"However we need as many entries as possible to get a really clear idea of what residents want in terms of the coast’s economy, transport, sustainability, lifestyle, services, recreation and community.

"The first week of the holidays is a great opportunity to sit down with the kids talk about the future and capture their vision and comments.

"For example we have had one entry from a seven year old which says, In 2030 I hope that we have flying cars, complete with the most fantastic drawing of a flying car."

To enter Zooming into 2030, entrants must submit an image, a caption and an entry form by 5pm, Friday 24 September. Details are available on council’s website or by calling council’s customer service centre on 5475 7272.