Mayor launches community plan
AN EXCITING opportunity to help shape their future is being presented to people young and old in the Gympie region.
Gympie Regional Council Mayor Ron Dyne was pleased to launch the Gympie Region Community Plan project and called on everyone to get involved.
He encouraged residents, and in particular the youth, to make a difference to their community by providing feedback and input during the development of the plan.
Themed Your Voice, Our Future, the plan will focus on what residents value about the community, on how they would like to see the region in 20 years' time, as well as opportunities for our region.
Cr Dyne said discussions would also reveal what council had learned since amalgamation and what still needed to be done to achieve the vision.
“Feedback from everyone in the community is critical, as this plan will guide actions by local and State Government offices, the private sector and the community to help maintain the vitality and growth of our region,” he said.
The development of the community plan is being facilitated by Jim Cavaye, of Cavaye Community Development, who has been working closely with Gympie Regional councillors and staff to help determine the most effective methods of gathering the information.
At the launch, key community contacts were briefed about the consultation process, with discussions about the most effective ways to engage with and involve the community to ensure maximum feedback will be received.
Residents will be able to provide feedback through personal contact with councillors and community representatives, online through Gympie Regional Council's website and by completing and posting feedback forms back to council.
Forms will be available through all council offices, council libraries, swimming pools, the Gympie Regional Gallery and from the Youth and Community Development office at Mellor Street.
“It's Your Voice, Our Future – help make the Gympie Region Community Plan exceptional,” Cr Dyne urged.