Sue Dean hand Mayor Ron Bellingham the Community Plan.
Sue Dean hand Mayor Ron Bellingham the Community Plan. Contributed

Council unveils blueprint

AFTER months of preparation the Southern Downs Community Plan was launched Tuesday night - with a $2000 celebration.

A council spokeswoman said it was hard to tell exactly how many people attended the launch at Leslie Park but it was between 200 and 250.

"It was more than we expected so we are very happy," she said.

The spokeswoman said the $2000 paid for "food, non-alcoholic refreshments, audio equipment hire and MC fees".

"It paid for coaches to bring people from the outer lying areas," she said.

"We had people from all four corners of the region.

"It was an extremely modest budget for an event of this kind."

The spokeswoman said because of the nature of the document being launched, it was important for the community to be involved.

"This is not a council document that will sit on a shelf somewhere," she said.

It will be jointly implemented, council has a role, state government has a role and the community has a role."

The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Southern Downs.


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