We invite the you to have your say on the future of the region as Council kicks off the first phase of the development of the first ever Snowy Valleys Community Strategic Plan.
There are no right or wrong answers here. We want to listen to everyone. All ideas, big or small, are considered. Help us understand what you want going forward.
This is your chance to shape the future of our council. Help us to understand what is important to you, our residents, your aspirations and vision for the future, as well as any local challenges or opportunities
This is a landmark opportunity for you as community members to tell us what you value about your local town or village along with the entire Snowy Valleys region so we can plan to make it an even better place to live, work, play, raise families and retire.
Your feedback will inform the high-level development of the Community Strategic Plan, which is designed to capture the community’s vision for the Snowy Valleys and identify key social, economic and environmental priorities as well as long-term strategies for the next 10 years.
SNOWY VALLEYS 2028 DRAFT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT REPORT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT
The Engagement Report is a key component that will be used in developing the Council’s first Community Strategic Plan.
A key feature of this draft document is a series of Place Based Reports, which specifically captures the aspirations and priorities of each of our towns and villages
More than 170 surveys were completed and 19 written submissions received during the community engagement process which included ten separate town/village workshops and numerous other activities.
Hundreds of ideas were raised during the consultations. There were some recurring themes such as improvement in telecommunications and road infrastructure, a renewed focus on economic development and tourism, enabling business development across the region and the recognition, preservation and promotion of our unique towns and villages
We also heard that increasing our (Council) communications, reporting back and following through by doing what we say we’re going to do is important. To this end, we are making this initial engagement outcomes report available to the public and asking our community members to check that we’ve captured their aspirations and ideas adequately.
Council is committed to ensuring that the community has access to the entire community strategic planning process with more engagement activities and opportunities planned for the first half of 2018.