Council plan to control all plans
THE Southern Downs Regional Council has officially endorsed what it describes as a 20 year vision for the region, in the form of the content of the new Southern Downs 2030 Community Plan.
Community Services director Tony Minuti said the plan was based on six months of intensive community engagement across the region and reflected mutual goals and aspirations for the area developed from thousands of ideas provided by the community.
"This plan will be the most important document in council and will influence the allocation of resources over the next 20 years," Mr Minuti said.
"It provides high level visionary statements to guide the actions of council, the state government and agencies and organisations within this region and it will sit above all other plans," he said.
"Council's other plans such as the Corporate Plan, the Operational Plan and of course the 10 year budget forecast will need to align with this community plan as they are developed and updated, so that they reflect the community vision for the future.
"This is the largest piece of social planning that council has undertaken to date and will shape this region's future."
Mr Minuti said the project had been a collaborative effort by a very large number of people.
"I'd like to thank the members of the Community Advisory Group who assisted with guiding development of this plan, and everyone else who contributed," he said.
"A launch celebration is planned for February when the final designed and printed Southern Downs 2030 Community Plan document will be available for distribution, and on the web.
"February will also mark the beginning of the implementation phase of the Plan.
To access a full copy of the Community Plan visit sd2030.