Armidale Regional Council is embarking on a month long consultation with the community to ask residents for their strategic aspirations and vision for the next 10 years.
All Councils in NSW are governed by a suite of strategic documents. At the very top of these sits the Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP is placed at the centre of a suite of integrated plans known as the Integrated Planning and Report Framework that sets out visions, goals and strategic actions to achieve them. It involves a reporting structure to communicate progress to council and the community as well as a structured timeline for review.
Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said the Community Plan is the peoples’ plan and guides everything we do at Council.
“It lets us know what the community wants for the region now and in 10 years’ time,” said Mr Roncon.
“We often hear that Council doesn’t listen, Council doesn’t engage and doesn’t take on-board ideas. What we want to do through this consultation, is to shatter that myth.”
The Shape Your Region Community Plan consultation commenced on Monday and concludes on 14 November. It involves a month long schedule of engagement opportunities across the region and online activities for residents to complete.