Help Shape MidCoast’s Future

MidCoast Council

MidCoast residents are invited to help shape the strategic direction of their region by reviewing the Community Strategic Plan.

“Our Community Strategic Plan sets the direction for our community for the next 10 years and we want to hear from MidCoast residents to make sure we are on track,” said MidCoast Council’s Mayor, Claire Pontin.

This plan sets out the community’s long-term vision and the outcomes that matter to them. The plan is used by Council and community, State and Federal Government agencies to plan for our region’s future.

The community is asked to review the plan every four years to ensure when new Councillors come on board after a Local Government election, there is a clear direction from the community on what is important.

The community’s priorities are captured in the plan, and help Council prepare its annual plans for implementation. Other agencies will also use the plan to deliver outcomes in the areas of their responsibility.

“We know things change over time, so we want to know if there are emerging priorities for our region that need to be included in our plan,” said Mayor Pontin.

You can have your say online at by completing a short survey and quick poll. You can also come and have a chat with our staff at several workshops and pop-ups planned across the region. The consultation is open until Sunday 30 June.

There will be four workshops held across the MidCoast, with people able to register to attend any one, no matter where on the MidCoast they live.

Workshops will take around two hours and participants will identify MidCoast priorities across the four key areas in the community strategic plan:

  • a resilient and socially connected community
  • strategic management of our built and natural environments
  • a thriving and strong economy
  • strong leadership and good governance.

If you can’t make a workshop, there are pop-up sessions planned between 30 April and 15 June at Pacific Palms, Wingham, Forster, Bulahdelah, Old Bar, Harrington, Hallidays Point, Stroud, Nabiac and Taree.

Head to the link above to have your say, register for a workshop, or find a pop-up happening near you before Sunday 30 June.

If you’re not online, and can’t make any events, we’d still like to hear your feedback. Call us on 0419 980 566 and leave a voicemail with your feedback.

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