Take your seat at the planning table
  • Wednesday 25 August 2010

The 2010 Community Conference is an exciting opportunity for the community to help plan for the next 20 years on the Coast and council needs more people to take part.

The information gathered at the conference will help develop the Coast’s first Community Plan, which will guide council’s decision making into 2030.

Nominations have been extended to 9am, 6 September to encourage more people to register.

Cr Tim Dwyer said the conference is about giving the community the opportunity to really get involved.

“We know people want a say—we’ve got a hugely engaged, involved and active community here on the Coast, so to ensure they don’t miss out, we’ve extended the deadline for nominations by another week,” Cr Dwyer said.

“We’re hoping we get a really diverse range of people, representing youth, seniors, the environment, sport and recreation, the economy, transport, the list goes on.

“To be part of the conference, you just need to be able to represent an area of the community that’s important to the Coast.

“The Community Plan will guide council’s decision making for the next 20 years, if I was a resident planning to live here into 2030, I’d like a seat at the planning table.

“This plan will ultimately make a difference to everyone living on the Coast, now and in the future.

“We know from the amount of people who have their say in the local media that Coast residents are involved and active in their communities.

“We just ask that they give up one and a half days of their time and input into something that will make a difference for the next 20 years.

“Delegates will be asked to identify the key priorities, values, and performance indicators that will guide the Coast’s future and council’s decisions.

“Following the community conference we are hoping to develop a draft of the community plan by November 2010.

“Council will then seek public comment from the community and other levels of government before endorsing the plan in March or April 2011.”