Public urged for plan say
THE public is invited to provide feedback on the Shire of Manjimup Strategic Community Plan 20172027.
Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said the 10-year draft plan is an overarching guide for the future of the region, highlighting the council’s commitment to achieving the long-term aspirations of the community.
“The plan outlines the community’s goals and prioritises the strategies that will achieve prosperous and sustainable growth over the next 10 years, both for our people and our economy,” he said.
More than 730 residents and ratepayers took part in the consultation period, which involved surveys, workshops and meetings.
Results reveal that the natural environment is the attribute the community considers most valuable, with the lowest level of satisfaction being local roads, whether they are managed by the council or not.
“While there was a whole shire approach to the consultation, in the results and priorities we have reconsigned that whilst our four towns and settlements have their similarities, they are all unique and have needs and opportunities that set them apart from one another,” Cr Omodei said.
This major review is the first since the plan was developed in 2013 and has resulted in some changes, including simplification to make it easier to read and expansion of council’s resource profile.
The council is now developing a Corporate Business Plan to outline how it will contribute to the achievement of desired community outcomes and community strategies.
Cr Omodei said the goals detailed in the plan were not just for the shire and relied on continued contribution from the community, State and Federal Government agencies and commercial providers.
“We encourage local organisations, business, service providers, community services and government departments to develop their own action plan to contribute to the achievement of our community’s vision,” Cr Omodei said.
The public is invited to provide feedback on the new plan and make a submission to the shire by Wednesday, 7 June.
Copies of the plan can be accessed at libraries, collected from the council’s administration centre or downloaded from www.manjimup.wa.gov.au.