The deadline is closing fast for Burdekin residents to have a say on the future of their community.
Burdekin Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Ken Holt said the Council wanted as many residents as possible to have input on the future planning of the region.
“This plan is intended to outline the community’s vision for the Shire for the next 10 years and it is critical we receive input from a broad cross-section of the community,” he said.
“We would like to hear from as many residents as possible before the survey closes on Tuesday, January 31.
“Since launching the survey in December, Council has had responses from just 21 residents, with more than 80 per cent of these being Ayr residents.
“Unfortunately, due to the upcoming Council elections, we will not be able to extend the deadline for community input, so residents are urged to complete the survey as soon as possible.”
Mr Holt said responses to the survey would be used to prepare a draft Community Plan which would ultimately influence all other planning in the Shire until 2022.
Residents can access the survey and the accompanying summary paper at the Council Customer Service Centre in Young Street, Ayr; the Burdekin Library in Ayr and Home Hill; by downloading a copy from the Council’s web site; and online via the Council’s web site or Facebook page.