Jamieson plans for the future
THE Jamieson community launched their Jamieson and District Community Plan 2014 – 2019 as part of their Australia Day ceremony which was held on the banks of the Jamieson River.
The community plan is the result of a number of community get-togethers and planning sessions at which residents shared their visions and aspirations.
“Early in the planning process the community members involved recognised that the actions of the residents today will create the Jamieson that future residents will enjoy,” said Jamieson Community Group president, Chris Badrock.
“As we identified all the things we really love about Jamieson, we realised that it was the great planning and actions 100 years back that has made Jamieson so wonderful today.
“So our approach to this current community plan was to plan for a Jamieson that is still as attractive in 100 years time as it is today.”
Actions in the community plan include strategic planning for future tracks and trails, and heritage conservation and creation.
Mapping significant trees and future plantings, preserving the old Police Stables and building a heritage pavilion also appear in the plan.
Another project to create a community newsletter and update the Jamieson website to keep everyone in touch has already got under way.
In the plan, the community also highlighted that they have concerns about the provision of waste services, weed control, lack of public transport and access to Mt Skene in winter and are keen to advocate for improvements.
“Community planning has been working very effectively in Mansfield Shire for a number of years now,” said mayor Ray Robinson.
“It brings people together which is the most important step and from there, plans for the future of their community are developed and then the residents work together to bring the plans to life.
“The Jamieson plan reflects a community that is really proud and wants future generations to love their home as much as they do today.”
Another meeting will be held shortly to plan the next steps.
Anyone interested in being involved can contact the Jamieson Community Group on jamocommu[email protected] or council’s community development team at 57758555.
The community plan is available on council’s website www.mansfield.vic.gov.au.