Greater Shepparton City Council paid tribute to the many volunteers that contributed to Community Planning in Greater Shepparton throughout the 2018/19 financial year at the September Ordinary Council Meeting.
Currently, 10 small towns, four neighbourhoods and three localities have Community Plans that have been endorsed within the municipality.
The goal of a Community Plan is to identify a community’s vision for the future, and map out how it will achieve this vision. Council is committed to working in partnership with community members to implement the Community Planning program.
Council noted some of the major projects being undertaken by Community Planning Groups in the past 12 months including the Toolamba and District Community Plan’s Colaura Gardens Under Five Playground, the Tatura Community Plan’s Tatura Museum Extension and the Shepparton East Locality Plan’s Shepparton East Walking Path, among many others major projects.
Council Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe thanked those who had generously given their time to improve the municipality.
“Our Community Planning Groups have successfully completed many projects resulting in fantastic outcomes for their communities,” she said.
“Council loves working with those in the community who have ideas and want to turn them into reality.
“Our Council officers have facilitated a number of events and projects to build the capacity of the committees and acknowledge the fantastic work residents do for their local communities.
“We thank all the volunteers who gave their time in the past year, and look forward to working with both new and old groups in the future.”