Over 2,000 residents help shape Council’s first Community Strategic Plan

18/12/2017

Following a successful community engagement process, Georges River Council is developing its first Community Strategic Plan.
 
With the help of Micromex Research and Cred Consulting, Council engaged with more than 2,000 members of the local community between August and November 2017.
 
Members of the community were engaged in a number of ways, including surveys both face-to-face and via phone, pop-up stalls throughout each of Council’s five wards and through vision workshops.
 
Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said it was great to see so many members of the community take part in helping shape the first Community Strategic Plan for the local area.
 
“One of the key themes that came out of the engagement process was how much the local community love how safe, friendly and harmonious the Georges River area is,” Mayor Greene explained.
 
“In particular, the community enjoys the natural environment, and how the location is accessible to services, facilities and transport.”
 
“Another highlight was what younger members of the community appreciate, which include our local libraries, the availability of shopping and also access to public transport.”
 
Mayor Greene said the completion of Georges River’s first Community Strategic Plan, next year, will be a milestone for the new Council and will set a clear direction for what needs to be achieved over the next ten years.
 
“Now that Council has a good understanding of what it is the community wants, we will be able to focus on improving and maintaining the elements of the area that the community likes,” he said.
 
“A number of strategies will also be outlined within the Plan, which will highlight how Council will seek to achieve the aspirations, priorities and vision of the community.”
 
“A draft of the Plan will be available for community feedback early next year, following which it is then planned to go before the Council meeting in June 2018.”