Strategic plan is as much use as a hole in the head
The draft Local Strategic Plan which is on exhibition deserves everybody's attention.
In 170 pages of turgid prose, it sets out exactly what you would need to do if you were planning to prepare a plan.
However, as a plan, it is about as much use as a hole in the head, thus perfectly matching the Regional Plan prepared by the State Government.
This is a plan for a village of under 400,000 people: I have seen plans for multi-million cities prepared in less time and with more effective results.
The 13 pages of Priorities and Actions appended to the plan are particularly instructive.
There isn't a single concrete action included in the list which consists entirely of proposals to prepare other plans, promises to review trends, pious hopes that desirable activities will take place and suggestions of liaison with agencies active in the region.
The proposals for studies, investigations and reviews are enough to keep somebody occupied for 20 years, with no need to actually do anything in all that time - the ideal arrangement for our Council, given past performance.
Every resident on the Peninsula should take note: This is the time to make views known, or silence will be taken as giving consent.
Email, 22 May 2020
Bruce Hyland, Woy Woy