According to Liverpool Plains Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, he and fellow Councillors are truly gratified that so many residents have attended the community consultation forums, towards the development of the Community Strategic Plan, revealing their main priorities and aspirations and providing the input that will greatly assist Council produce a clear set of strategies to achieve their vision for the future.
“Thankyou to the residents of Wallabadah, Walhallow, Quirindi, Blackville, Werris Creek, Spring Ridge, Currabubula and Premer who have contributed to this project and we look forward to catching up with the people of Willow Tree and Warrah at their local halls, from 6.30 to 8.30pm, on Wednesday March 1 and Thursday March 2 respectively,” he said.
Councillor Hope said the other important part of the project is the Community Strategic Plan survey that residents have been completing on-line and at the various consultative forums. He said the information gained from the survey compliments the face-to-face meetings.
“The survey will close on Friday March 3 and I urge people who have not yet completed one to do so, so their voice is also heard. The survey can be found on Council’s website at - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPSCCommunity. There are three prize packs available that all entrants will be in the draw for,” he said.
“Following the closure of the survey, all of the information will be analysed and compiled to produce a robust, draft Community Strategic Plan document that will be presented to Council and then put on public exhibition so people can see the outcome of the consultative process and comment before it is amended if necessary and finally adopted,” he continued.
Liverpool Plains Shire communities large and small made great contributions at community forums, this one at Blackville.
An enthusiastic group of Werris Creek residents made good contributions to the process.
“Again, on behalf of my fellow Councillors and Council staff, congratulations to all our communities for their interest and constructive input through the forums and survey. The LPSC Community Strategic Plan will be all the more effective for your efforts,” Councillor Hope concluded.