Bega Valley Shire Council has launched a consultation project it hopes will help shape the future of the region.
Through the Towards 2042 project, Council says it will seek feedback from the community on the main ideas and priorities for the local government area and document them in the next Community Strategic Plan.
Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said he looked forward to hearing from the community on the important project.
“This is a great opportunity to share your ideas and influence our future,” Mayor Fitzpatrick said.
“It’s your chance to envisage what you, your friends, family and the wider community will need to grow and thrive over the next 20 years.”
Towards 2042 community consultation will commence with a range of activities across the shire, including a survey which can be completed online at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/towards-2042-have-your-say
“I encourage everyone to get involved and have their say. There will be several opportunities for people to easily share their thoughts, including surveys, pop ups at local markets, and for our younger residents, creative drawing kits,” Mayor Fitzpatrick said.
“We all have aspirations for a better future. Towards 2042 allows us to consider what we love about where we live, what we’d like our future to look like, and how we will get there. Together, we can document a future vision that reflects our unique local area and lifestyle.”
He said Council had a custodial role in initiating and preparing the Community Strategic Plan, but that it was a community plan.
“Many partners, such as state agencies and community groups, will be responsible for its implementation. The Community Strategic Plan ensures the whole community is working towards a shared vision for a better future,” the Mayor said.
The Towards 2042 consultation will be open until 31 July 2021.
For more information on how to get involved, visit Council’s Towards 2042 webpage