Gannawarra highlights its priorities
THE Gannawarra Shire Advocacy Strategy 2018-2021 has been adopted by council.
Advocacy is a process that challenges inequities by collaboratively and actively working with communities and key stakeholders to bring about changes in policy, process, practice and attitudes in order to ensure communities’ rights are upheld.
“In recent years council has spoken out on a broad range of issues important to Gannawarra communities and the wider region, such as public transport, support for agriculture and funding for important infrastructure projects,” mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.
“This document helps to highlight the priority infrastructure and policy needs for Gannawarra Shire Council over the 2018-2021 period.
“This means we have spent time writing to government departments and political leaders, making submissions and sitting down with decision-makers, participating in crucial meetings and networks and improving local awareness through communication.’’
The highest priorities council intends to pursue on behalf of the local community are detailed in this strategy and include; financial sustainability, connections for rural communities, lakes, riverfront and waterfront development, investment in renewable energy and healthy communities.
A copy of the advocacy strategy is available for public viewing online via gannawarra.vic.gov.au/Council/Documents-and-Publications or in person at Kerang and Cohuna customer service offices.