Council releases first strategic plan
The first combined Community Strategic Plan for the region, titled One - Central Coast, has been officially adopted by Central Coast Council.
The plan represents the culmination of 18 months of consultation with the community and claims to establish a road map for the future of the Central Coast over the next decade.
Central Coast mayor Cr Jane Smith said the process to develop the Coast's first Community Strategic Plan engaged many thousands of people in the local community and was a "true representation of what our community think, feel, want and value".
"It is the first single plan that defines the priorities of our community and represents a considered and evidence-based roadmap for the future of the Central Coast.
"It defines the environmental and social qualities the community have told us they love about the Central Coast and provides a clear path of action for what Council needs to prioritise and deliver to meet the needs of our growing population.
The Plan comprises five key themes based on this vision that encapsulate the voice and values of the Central Coast community: belonging; smart; green; responsible; and liveable.
Those themes make up the Plan's Community Vision of "We are One Central Coast, a smart, green, and liveable region with a shared sense of belonging and responsibility".
Council director Ms Julie Vaughan said the Plan would enhance the day-to-day lives and opportunities of the Central Coast community through effective decision-making, planning and service delivery across all government and non-government agencies.
"Shared decision making and effective working partnerships with government agencies, non-government organisations, business and, of course, our local community will be critical to our collective success as a region," she said.
The draft Plan was exhibited for a period of 28 days from April 30 to May 28 with a total of only 30 submissions received.
To view the final Plan, visit yourvoiceourcoast.com
SOURCE: Media release, 26 Jun 2018
Julie Vaughan, Central Coast Council