Gloucester community congratulated for Local Community Plan

The community strongly expressed a desire to protect the pristine beauty of the region in the Gloucester Local Community Plan. File photo
The community strongly expressed a desire to protect the pristine beauty of the region in the Gloucester Local Community Plan. File photo

The completed Gloucester Local Community Plan was tabled at the last ordinary meeting of MidCoast Council on November 24, with the recommendation from council staff that the community be congratulated for the development of the plan.

Other recommendations were that council note the Local Community Plan, and the plan be distributed to internal stakeholders "to support future planning for the delivery of services to the Gloucester community."

MidCoast Council worked together with the Gloucester community in a series of community consultations and "think tanks" to learn what the community thought was important for the future of Gloucester.

Out of the think tanks came the following four priorities:

  1. Being a supportive and active community
  2. Community facilities and infrastructure
  3. Protecting our environment
  4. Creating a strong economy.

The plan then detailed issues under the headings "what needs to be done", "who can help", and "what is council's role".

"The plan is something the community can be proud of," councillor Katheryn Smith said.

Councillors voted unanimously to accept the recommendations of the report.