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Feedback wanted on draft four year Council Plan

12 August 2021

The draft vision for the Southern Grampians Shire for the next four years has been set, and community members are now encouraged to have their say. Councillors last night endorsed the Draft Council Plan 2021-2025, paving the way for a month-long public consultation period during which the community are invited to provide their feedback.

The Draft Council Plan features the priority initiatives and actions for Council services, infrastructure and advocacy to be provided to the community over the next four years.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Bruach Colliton said the draft document had been informed by an extensive and in-depth process of community consultation.

“This plan has come together through more than 20 face-to-face sessions, in excess of 300 hard copy and virtual postcards received, over 600 participants and almost 1,500 ideas put forward,” he explained.

“The Council Plan builds upon the aspirations of our community and identifies the tangible ways in which Council can work towards achieving the community’s vision.

“As Councillors, together with the organisation, we are united in our goal to shape a quality four-year strategic plan for Council and the community. We encourage all community members to review the draft plan and let us know if we’re on the right track,” Cr Colliton said.

This draft Plan identifies Council’s five fundamental priority areas for the next four years which have formed the themes of the Council Plan:
1. Support our Community
2. Grow our Regional Economy
3. Maintain and Renew our Infrastructure
4. Protect our Natural Environment
5. Provide Strong Governance and Leadership

Under each theme, Councillors, Council staff and the community have identified objectives and strategies to guide Councillors and Council staff over the next four years and developed performance measures to help monitor how well Council is achieving these objectives.

Community members can view and provide feedback on the Draft Council Plan online at or via online form here.

Hard copies of the Draft Plan are also available at Southern Grampians Shire Council Customer Service Centres. Feedback closes 10 September 2021.

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