Federation Council has completed the second stage of its ‘Our Community – Our Opportunity’ Community Strategic Plan journey with the successful completion of nine public workshops and two stakeholder meetings across last week.
Over 200 members of the community took advantage of the number of workshops at a variety of locations to engage with Council and share their future vision for Federation Council and its communities.
The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is the key overarching vision and strategy for the Federation Council Local Government Area (LGA) as a whole. It encompasses civic leadership, social, environmental and economic issues in an integrated manner with input from all key stakeholders.
A range of information was received and recorded by the facilitators from the University of Technology in Sydney and staff from Federation Council, with this data to be presented back to the community in a draft plan in early May.
Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said Council will be looking to re-engage with the community in May to source further feedback on the draft plan before adoption in June.
“Feedback highlighted many areas of interest and opportunities for the future, some of which will be a Council priority, whilst others may be the priority of other service organisations or government departments, with support or advocacy from Council,” he said.
“Councillors and staff embraced the opportunity to meet with members of the community and were pleased to see so many people with a passion for developing the future plan. As Council we received many ideas and insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the future.”
Mayor Bourke said the ‘Our Community – Our Opportunity’ Community Strategic Plan reflects the insight, experience, vision, priorities, challenges and hopes for the future of the Federation Council community.
“The development of the Community Strategic Plan provides us all with the opportunity to participate and share our future vision for Federation Council and its communities,” he said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to applaud those community members who have joined us on this journey to ensure we create a powerful vision for our future.
“Council is looking forward to working together with the community in the years ahead to make this vision a reality.”
For further information and updates on the ‘Our Community – Our Opportunity’ Community Strategic Plan visit Council’s website www.federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au