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Have Your Say on Council's Future Plan

Released on: 20 April 2017

Released on: 20 April 2017

Over the next four weeks residents are invited to have their say on Council’s proposed future plans, including the projects and budget in the 2017/18 Draft Operational Plan.

These plans are part of an extensive suite of documents that guide Council, providing the vision, actions, budgets and performance measures over the short, medium and longer term.

They include the 2017/18 Operational Plan, 2017-2021 Delivery Program, 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy and Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan.

“The plans are part of legislated integrated planning and reporting requirements that all NSW Council’s are required to meet, with Council resolving to place these documents on public exhibition at last night’s meeting,” General Manager Craig Swift-McNair said.

“We are continuing to focus on delivering improved outcomes for our community in the most efficient and effective way possible, whilst balancing community priorities with the resources and funding available.

“Of particular interest to our community will be the projects and budget within the 2017/2018 Draft Operational Plan, which lists the actions, activities, projects and programs that will be undertaken in the coming year. This plan includes the year’s Schedule of Fees and Charges, Revenue Policy and Rating Maps,” said Mr Swift-McNair.

Councillors will also continue their commitment to delivering major infrastructure for our growing community, with projects to include design of the Hastings Regional Sporting facility in Wauchope; delivering Sewerage Schemes in Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point; upgrading the terminal at Port Macquarie Airport; repairs to the Dunbogan Bridge; continued resealing and rehabilitation of local roads; playground upgrades across our region, and the list goes on.

“In addition to these major projects, Council will deliver services such as water, sewer and waste services, library services, cultural services and continue to maintain our $2 billion plus of assets on behalf of the community.

“Over the coming month Council will also continue to be out and about engaging with our community, answering questions and listening to feedback on the plans and we encourage the community to have your say,” added Mr Swift-McNair.

An explanation of the role of each of these plans is also included in a handy fact sheet that has been developed.

All documents will be on public exhibition from Thursday 20 April through to Thursday 18 May and can be viewed at and at Council offices and libraries in Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope.

Further information is also available by calling Council on 6581 8111.