Thursday, July 26, 2018

Listening tour returns to New Norfolk today

THE community consultations for the new Derwent Valley Council strategic plan returns to New Norfolk today for three further information-gathering sessions. Tomorrow (Friday) will be Molesworth's turn.

Mayor Martyn Evans says the council is 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 earlier in the week. “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 run until 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 suggests the following "thought starters":
  • what I love about the Derwent Valley...
  • in 12 years’ time, I hope 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...

TODAY (Thursday)
New Norfolk Community Workshop: 1-3pm, Corumbene Home, 13 Lower Rd, New Norfolk. All welcome.
New Norfolk Listening Post: 5.30-6.30pm, Woolworths Supermarket, George St, New Norfolk. All welcome. 
New Norfolk Community Workshop: 6.30-8pm,  Council Social Rooms, Circle St, New Norfolk. all welcome. 

TOMORROW (Friday)

Molesworth Community Workshop: 6pm-8pm, Molesworth Community Hall, 560 Molesworth Rd, Molesworth. All welcome. 

SATURDAY
New Norfolk Listening Post: 8am-2pm, High St Market, New Norfolk. All welcome. 

SUNDAY

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


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

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

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