Burdekin Shire Council is calling for residents to have their say on a key document which will help to guide its strategic direction for the next five years.
Council’s 2017-2022 Draft Corporate Plan was approved by Councillors at Wednesday’s ordinary meeting at John Drysdale Council Chamber and now goes out to the public for feedback. Abundance of water, willingness to encourage diversification of the economy and the region’s close proximity to export facilities are some of the opportunities identified for the Burdekin in the plan, which will set a five-year strategic direction to guide Council’s annual planning process.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said encouraging increased use of community spaces and facilities; promoting the Burdekin as leaders in agriculture, aquaculture and agribusiness; and encouraging and supporting the development of tourism product were just some of the actions listed under the draft plan.
“Our thriving rural community is underpinned by a productive and diverse economy,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Council’s 2017-22 Draft Corporate Plan identifies that there are a number of opportunities and challenges facing our Shire and outlines strategies to achieve our goals heading into the future.
“The draft plan is now ready for public review and feedback. This is an opportunity for residents to have their say on a document that will guide Council’s strategic priorities for years to come.
“Only after the community consultation process is completed will a final version of the plan be returned to the Chambers for adoption.”
For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.