Three of the best

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE con­sis­tently high stan­dard of work of Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil’s Plan­ning team was recog­nised with a tri­fecta of awards at the Plan­ning In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia’s Plan­ning Ex­cel­lence Awards held in Brisbane last week.

The coun­cil picked up com­men­da­tions in three cat­e­gories which recog­nised the ex­cel­lence of the new Bund­aberg Re­gional Plan­ning Scheme, the River­side Mas­ter plan and the coun­cil’s De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Im­prove­ment Pro­gram.

The coun­cil’s spokesman Cr Ross Som­mer­feld at­tended the awards func­tion and said the in­tent of the awards was to em­pha­sise the im­por­tant role of the plan­ning pro­fes­sion and to stim­u­late pub­lic aware­ness of good plan­ning.

The three com­men­da­tion awards are peer recog­ni­tion of the out­stand­ing out­comes achieved by the coun­cil plan­ning team through the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of strate­gic plan­ning in­stru­ments.

The new Plan­ning Scheme for the Bund­aberg Re­gion was a prime ex­am­ple of a con­sul­ta­tive process that en­gaged the com­mu­nity and all stake­hold­ers in the fi­nal­i­sa­tion of a doc­u­ment that will guide fu­ture re­gional growth.

Like­wise, the Draft River­side Mas­ter Plan emerged from com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion re­lat­ing to a re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the CBD. Com­men­tary at that time iden­ti­fied that the River­side was a key as­set.

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