Creating a long-term vision for the Central Goldfields
Published on 30 April 2021
How can we make the Central Goldfields community even better – now and in the future?
That is the question Central Goldfields Shire Council will be asking the community as part of the ‘Shaping Central Goldfields’ engagement process adopted by Council this week (27/04).
Every four years, each incoming Council develops strategic documents to inform decision making and shape how Council will provide inclusive leadership.
Following changes to the Local Government Act, for the first time this work will be guided by a 10-year community vision created with the Central Goldfields community.
Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor said Shaping Central Goldfields was the community’s opportunity to directly contribute to the development of Council’s key strategic documents.
“In conversations with so many community members since being re-elected last year, Council knows there is an appetite to be heard and to have opinions valued. We want to reassure the community that this isn’t “just another plan” or “just another talk fest” – this really is a chance for our community to directly influence Council decision making.
“This is a community-led project – our aim is to reach out to as many people as possible – whether or you are a business owner, student, farmer, retiree, parent, volunteer – it doesn’t matter, we just encourage everyone to take the chance to be involved.
“We know we have so much to be proud of here in the Central Goldfields, but how can we make it even better?
“This is a time to think about new possibilities for our community - what are your aspirations and ideas; where would you like to see budget invested; how would you like us to allocate our resources; what services and infrastructure would you like to see in your local area in the future?
“There will be lots of ways for our community to provide input and so I encourage you to look out for these and participate where you can – by taking the time to do so you can be directly involved in making our community an even better place to be.”
Feedback is invited until Friday 4 June and can be provided via:
- Wednesday 12 May – Talbot
- Talbot Town Hall - 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm
- Thursday 20 May – Dunolly
Dunolly Town Hall - 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm
- Wednesday 2 June – Carisbrook
Carisbrook Senior Citizens - 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm
- Thursday 3 June – Maryborough
Maryborough Community Hub, Room 7 - 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm
Postcards: Tear off the postcard on the back page of our Community Update publication (distributed to every household in the Shire), complete the questions and pop it in the post by Friday 4 June, 2021.
Community Survey, Online Activities and Polls: visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
For more information and updates on Shaping Central Goldfields:
- Visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
- Follow Council’s Facebook page @centralgoldfields
- Read our full-page Council News advertisement in The Maryborough District Advertiser every Friday.