Future planning for the Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury City Council is reviewing its Community Strategic Plan (CSP) in order to develop a new draft document for Council to discuss with the community in February 2017.

The Community Strategic Plan is the core document underpinning Council’s future planning and determines strategies and desirable outcomes for the future. It outlines the focus and direction for the community for the next 20 years and indicates the role Council will take in delivering these outcomes.

The Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan was originally adopted by Council in 2009, reviewed in 2012 and substantially reviewed in 2016. This latest review of the Community Strategic Plan provides a unique opportunity to review the overarching vision and strategy for the Hawkesbury to ensure it reflects the community’s aspirations.

This Plan also takes into account the outcomes of the most recent level of service consultations which took place throughout the Hawkesbury in 2016, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett explained.

“The Community Strategic Plan has allowed the new Council to come together to review and update our vision for the Hawkesbury, decide the paths we want to follow, set our direction, goals and the build a road map to achieving those goals,” the Mayor said.

“This will help us to be more innovative in finding solutions best suited to protect and enhance that which makes the Hawkesbury special.”

Council will hold a number of public meetings and forums, as well as online engagement, throughout February 2017 to allow all residents to learn more about Council plans and to express their views.

“It’s exciting to be part of building a future which aims to cater for all our residents needs and the needs of future generations; we’ll have lots more news about this in early 2017,” the Mayor said.

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