Lockington Place-Based Plan Committee Appointed


Campaspe Shire Council is moving forward with the development of the Lockington Place-Based Plan by appointing members to the Place-Based Plan committee.

Campaspe Shire Mayor Rob Amos noted a good response to the call for nominations for the committee. “We received 15 expressions of interest from community members keen to participate in the Place-Based Plan committee, from which a nine-member committee has been chosen.

“The newly appointed committee is comprised of a diverse group of community members, including individuals involved in sports clubs, agriculture, arts and culture organisations, local businesses, schools, and community groups,” Cr. Amos said.

The selection process considered factors such as age and gender balance and aimed to reflect Council’s Communities of Priority criteria outlined in the Council Access and Inclusion Strategy, which encompasses youth, CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) individuals, seniors, people with mental illness or their caregivers, the socially disadvantaged, women, people with disabilities, and the LGBTIQ+ community.

“We want to assure the wider community that there will be ample opportunities to provide input during the plan’s development. You can share your thoughts and ideas both online and in person at various stages throughout the process.”

Since 2017, Place Based Planning has been used by Council to engage the community and to understand the community’s future aspirations. It’s a way for Council and the community to develop a shared vision for their town.

“The committee will work collaboratively with the community, consultants and Council to develop the plan, and once endorsed by Council, we will endeavour to help them secure funding and implement the identified actions,” said Mayor Amos

The Lockington Place Based Plan committee is made up of nine members as follows:

  • Colin Bacon
  • Bridie Boyle
  • Monica Brereton
  • John Ciurleo
  • Joseph Halloway
  • Janelle Mancer
  • Wendy Sims
  • Dan Walker
  • Graeme Wood

Councillor for Western Ward, Cr Leanne Pentreath said she was excited to see the committee appointed in the first steps to getting the Place Based Plan started.

“The Lockington community should be commended for their eagerness to be involved in the development of their Place Based Plan. The process of developing the plan will ensure that the community aspirations are accomplished,” said Cr Pentreath.

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