Not online? You can still focus on our future

Published on 15 September 2021

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The MidCoast community is being asked to focus on the future this month to identify any adjustments needed to the long term community strategic plan that will guide MidCoast Council’s priorities and service delivery.

“Given uncertainty with the current COVID-19 situation, this community engagement is taking place chiefly in a safe online environment,” said Council’s General Manager, Adrian Panuccio.

“We encourage you to head to our ‘Have your say’ page on the link above, where you’ll find it’s easy to participate in a range of activities."

There’s opportunities to spend just five minutes or less completing a quick quiz which is suitable for all ages, or take a deeper dive into the plan and comment on its priorities and actions.

If you’re not online, you can still have your say. Call Council on 7955 7777 and request a mailout ‘Focus on our Future’ feedback kit.

You’ll receive a fact sheet about the plan, and a reply paid postcard which asks for your thoughts on our community strategic plan.

You can also send Council a postal submission, addressed to: General Manager MidCoast Council, Yalawanyi Ganya, 2 Biripi Way, Taree 2430.

The MidCoast Community Strategic Plan 2030 – Shared Vision, Shared Responsibility was developed in 2018, after extensive consultation with MidCoast locals right across our region.

The plan is the community’s blueprint for the MidCoast’s future, and outlines your identified vision, priorities and actions by which we’ll achieve the vision: ‘we strive to be recognised as a place of unique environmental and cultural significance. Our strong community connection, coupled with our innovative development and growing economy, builds the quality of life we value’.

It’s an important plan that guides Council in developing its four year delivery plans and annual operational plans – all focussed on achieving the priorities and actions that you identify in the community strategic plan.

The community strategic plan 2030 is our focus for the future – but over time things can change, and new priorities can emerge.

“We know that since the community developed the plan in 2018 we’ve experienced a range of events that have impacted us, from an unprecedented drought, to bushfires, pandemic and then floods,” said Mr Panuccio.

“With any long term plan, it’s important to review regularly – to ensure that adjustments to changing conditions are made to keep the plan on track.”

The consultation will close on Friday 15 October, so don’t delay to either visit us online, or call now on 7955 7777 to receive a mailout ‘Focus on our Future’ feedback kit.