Northern Areas Council looks seven years ahead

MEETINGS: Northern Areas Council Mayor Denis Clark urges residents to attend meetings to give their opinions on the council's seven-year strategic plan.
MEETINGS: Northern Areas Council Mayor Denis Clark urges residents to attend meetings to give their opinions on the council's seven-year strategic plan.

Northern Areas Council will throw open its "blueprint" for the next seven years.

After a community survey and months of planning, the council will provide its seven-year strategic plan to residents for comment.

Council wants to hear from people regarding the "road map to the future".

The plan is the guiding document for any council, setting direction for its responsibilities. It is the centrepiece from which other key council plans are developed.

These include the Annual Business Plan and Budget, the Long Term Financial Plan and Asset Management Plans.

Mayor Denis Clark said the strategic plan was the most important paper for any council.

"This plan will set the pathway for the council for the next seven years," he said.

"This plan will set the pathway for the council for the next seven years."

- Mayor Denis Clark

'"We have taken a lot of information from residents through the recent community survey which has helped us form the plan.

"The next stage is where we'd like to hear from the local residents and ratepayers as to what their thoughts are on the draft plan and whether they think there is anything that needs to be added.

"We strongly encourage people to get involved and have their say."

Meetings will be held at the Gladstone Memorial Hall on Tuesday, July 30, at 7pm and at the council chambers in Jamestown on Wednesday, July 31, at 7pm.

"We had our best attendance for many years at the recent public meeting regarding the council budget and it was excellent to hear from the local community," Mr Clark said.

"We are quite hopeful that we can again have a strong attendance at both meetings, given that this is the plan for the next seven years".

Copies of the seven-year strategic plan are available on the Northern Areas Council website online at www.nacouncil.sa.gov.au or can be obtained from the Jamestown, Gladstone and Spalding council offices.

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