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Published Monday 27 September 2021
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Mitchell’s new draft four-year Council Plan out for comment now

A new four-year plan for how Mitchell Shire Council will support the community and deliver on key commitments identified in the Mitchell 2050 conversations earlier this year is out now for community comment.

Endorsed for release at Monday night’s Council meeting, the draft plan was developed with input from the community through pop ups, workshops, online surveys and a deliberative community summit earlier this year.

Based on the overarching drivers of climate change, pandemic response and recovery, population growth and financial sustainability, the plan outlines the strategic directives, key priorities and success measures across four themes: council, nature, built environment and community.

The four-year Council Plan sits alongside the Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Plan, long term financial plan and asset management plan to support Council’s role in the delivery of the Mitchell 2050 community vision.

The direction and priorities in the draft Council Plan complement the emerging themes presented to the community in August for the community vision which will be presented alongside the Council Plan in October for Council endorsement.

Submissions close 9am, Tuesday 12 October.

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

We had nearly 1500 submissions as part of the Mitchell 2050 engagement and had detailed discussions with key stakeholders through a number of workshops and, in a first for Mitchell Shire, a deliberative community summit with 25 community members from a broad range of socio-economic profiles.

The Council Plan is an important document as it shapes our priorities and budget decisions for the next four years.

With Mitchell facing considerable change in coming years, this input has helped explore what sort of a community our people want to see in coming years with a clear desire to support growth in a way that protects the environment, preserves the country feel and liveability of our unique communities and has visionary planning for a cohesive, prosperous, safe, and healthy future.

We hope the draft plan has captured this and identified key priorities and focus areas for Mitchell Shire Council to work towards over the next four years and we look forward to hearing what the community thinks before we consider adopting the plan at the October Council meeting.

This page was last updated on 28 September 2021.