Community Vision Assembly update

Published on 09 April 2021

Council would like to thank residents who registered to be a part of the Community Vision Assembly. Selected by an independent consultant, the Assembly members represent the broad demographics of the community.

The Assembly is responsible for the creation of a 10-year Community Vision for what life could look like in the shire in 2031, and provide recommendations and feedback for how we can get there through various Council plans and strategies.

“As our shire grows and changes, so do the needs and aspirations of our community,” said Mayor Cr Jennifer Anderson.

“The Community Vision Assembly members have come together to think, discuss and explore the future of our shire.”

The Community Vision Assembly met five times over March and April 2021, with sessions run by professional and independent facilitators.

“The Assembly’s task was to carefully discuss and consider the big issues and explore opportunities for our future. Council is looking forward to the development of the Community Vision and is committed to giving careful consideration to the recommendations of the panel.”

Recently initial recommendations from the Community Vision Assembly were presented to Councillors in the Assembly’s final session. The recommendations will now be incorporated into the formal legislative publications Council needs to prepare, before being shared with the public for further feedback and comment during May before being formalised in the Community Vision, Council Plan and Financial Plan in June.

The Assembly is just one of the many ways in which Council consults with and invites feedback from the community.

“It was fantastic to see such a strong level of interest from residents and people putting their hand up to be involved with the Community Vision Assembly, but it’s not the only way for residents to help shape our Council and our community,” said Mayor Anderson.

“I encourage everyone to continue giving feedback through regular channels like the Have Your Say section of the website, engagement with your Councillor’s and via our Customer Service Centres.”