HAVE YOUR SAY

Feedback sought on MidCoast Community Strategic Plan 2030

File photo supplied by MidCoast Coucil
File photo supplied by MidCoast Coucil

All residents are invited to review MidCoast Council's long term community strategic plan to ensure it continues to meet the changing needs.

The MidCoast Community Strategic Plan 2030 - Shared Vision, Shared Responsibility was developed in 2018 after extensive consultation with members of the community right across the region.

The plan is the community's blueprint for the region's future, and outlines the identified vision, priorities and actions to 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," the plan states.

It guides council in developing its four year delivery plans and annual operational plans - all focussed on achieving the priorities and actions identified in the community strategic plan.

Council's general manager Adrian Panuccio said the plan is the 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," Adrian said.

"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."

Council is seeking community feedback on the whether or not the vision for 2030 still resonates, what has changed since 2018 and whether actions and strategies need to pivot or adjust in order to achieve the vision for 2030.

While the current public health orders prevent council from holding engagement activities in person, a range of feedback opportunities have been created so everyone can participate.

There is a quick quiz, which is suitable for all ages, or the chance to take a deeper dive into the plan and comment on its priorities and actions via council's website, haveyoursay.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/focus-on-our-future.

"If the public health order changes and we are permitted to organise some pop-up engagement events, we'll let you know and we'll certainly be very happy to be able to meet with communities across the Mid Coast again," Adrian added.

If you're not online, you can have your say by postal submission, addressed to: General Manager, MidCoast Council, Yalawanyi Ganya, 2 Biripi Way, Taree 2430.

The consultation closes on Friday October 15. Please contact council on 7955 7777 for further information.