Review of Council's most important document

10/11/2017
 

Shellharbour City Council is currently reviewing its Community Strategic Plan (CSP), the document that underpins everything Council does.
 
Because it is community-driven, the CSP is Council’s highest level planning document and guides the delivery of services, facilities, management and renewal of assets.
 
The CSP outlines a vision for the city, providing a foundation for the development of sustainable social, economic, leadership and environmental objectives.
 
Rather than being a static document, the CSP is a ‘living’ strategy reliant on community engagement to capture what residents want Shellharbour City to look and feel like over the next 20 years. It is reviewed every four years.
 
Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the CSP directly guided Council’s decisions.
 
“Regular reviews are vital to ensure we continue to head in the right direction. The decisions we make today affect opportunities in the future,” Cr Saliba said.
 
“But Council can never assume it understands all the needs of our community at all times so we need to engage in an on-going conversation with residents.
 
“Residents should take advantage of all opportunities to be heard. These include on-line surveys, workshops, web contact, social media and of course contacting myself and other Councillors,” she said.
 
Community consultation is open until January. Council will analyse the feedback, refine the CSP, report it to Council and place it on public exhibition for 28 days. The community will then have the opportunity to make a submission.
 
Residents can engage with the review in several ways. Telephone and online surveys were conducted last month and there are tools on Council’s website www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au under Council > Future Planning > Get involved.
 
For more information phone 4221 6111 or email integrated.planning@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

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