Sunday, July 22, 2018

Council community consultation starts tomorrow

A SCHEDULE of community consultations will start tomorrow to allow all residents of the Derwent Valley municipality to have their say about the future of the council area.

Mayor Martyn Evans said the council was seeking feedback from community groups, residents, local business and industries, in relation to the development of a new strategic
plan which it has dubbed "Your Valley Your Voice 2030".

“Council is genuinely committed to listening to the thoughts and ideas from its community,” Cr Evans said in a statement issued by the council communications officer. “We want to hear your thoughts about how we can work together to make the Valley a better place.”

The schedule of community consultations included more than 40 "workshops, listening posts and other opportunities to have a say". Invitation-only sessions will also be held on specific subject areas.

"This will give council a great insight into how the community would like to plan for the Valley’s future," Cr Evans said. The consultations will start tomorrow, July 23, and conclude on  July 31.

"It is a chance for the community to share ideas and voice how they want to develop and shape the Derwent Valley for the future," Cr Evans said.

The council website notes that additional sessions may be held and will be advertised via Facebook. Those unable to attend in person can submit their ideas online. Anonymous comments will not be accepted.

The council suggests the following "thought starters":

  • what I love about the Derwent Valley...
  • in 12 years’ time, I hope that the Derwent Valley is...
  • my hope for the future is...
  • what I would like to see in the Derwent Valley...
  • what we should keep in Derwent Valley that is special...

Community Strategic Plan Consultation Schedule
New Norfolk Community Workshop: 11am-1pm, Monday, July 23, Derwent Valley Community House, The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk
New Norfolk Community Workshop: 2-5pm, Monday, July 23, Courthouse, Circle St, New Norfolk

New Norfolk Listening Post: 11am-2pm, Tuesday, July 24, Ptunarra Child and Family Centre, 52 Blair St, New Norfolk 
Westerway Listening Post: 3-4.30pm, Tuesday, July 24, Westerway Shop, Gordon River Rd, Westerway 
Maydena Listening Post and Workshop: 5.30-8pm, Tuesday, July 24, Maydena Hall, behind the old school, Kallista Rd, Maydena

Bushy Park Listening Post: 4-5pm Wednesday, July 25, Bushy Park Roadhouse, 525 Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park
Bushy Park Community Workshop: 5.30-8pm, Wednesday, July 25, Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool, Gordon River Rd, Glenora 

New Norfolk Community Workshop: 1-3pm, Thursday, July 26, Corumbene Home, 13 Lower Rd, New Norfolk
New Norfolk Listening Post: 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday, July 26, Woolworths Supermarket, George St, New Norfolk 
New Norfolk Community Workshop: 6.30-8pm, Thursday, July 26, Council Social Rooms, Circle St, New Norfolk 

Molesworth Community Workshop: 6pm-8pm, Friday, July 27, Molesworth Community Hall, 560 Molesworth Rd, Molesworth

New Norfolk Listening Post: 8am-2pm, Saturday, July 28, High St Market, New Norfolk

New Norfolk Listening Post: 10-11.30am Sunday, July 29, Peppermint Hill Waste Disposal Area, off Dean St, New Norfolk
New Norfolk Listening Post: 1.30-3.30pm, Sunday, July 29, Woolworths Supermarket, George St, New Norfolk 

New Norfolk Listening Post: 3.30-5pm, Monday, July 30, Lees Corner, High St, New Norfolk 
Lachlan Community Workshop: 6-8pm, Monday, July 30, Lachlan Community Hall, Lachlan Rd, Lachlan

New Norfolk Listening Post: 1pm-4pm, Tuesday, July 31, Lees Corner, High St, New Norfolk

The council will also hold a number of sector specific workshops throughout the consultation process



* Download the latest version of the community consultation schedule here.

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