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MEDIA RELEASE - Council adopts community's 20 year vision

2 June 2021

The vision for the Glenelg Shire for the next 20 years has been set, following endorsement of the Glenelg Shire’s very first community plan.

The Glenelg Shire 2040 Community Plan & Vision was formally adopted by Councillors at the May Council Meeting, reflecting the community's hopes, aspirations and priorities for the next 20 years.

The 2040 Community Plan & Vision sits as the overarching document for Council and will inform future Council Plans, priority projects and advocacy campaigns.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank thanked all members of the community and the Reference Group who contributed to the development of key strategic document.

“We are excited to release the final Glenelg Shire 2040 Community Plan & Vision which captures our region’s long-term goals for creating an even brighter future. It has been written by the community, for the community,” she said.

“Thank you to each and every member of the Reference Group for your outstanding contribution, and to all our residents who shared their thoughts and feedback during the many consultation opportunities we held.

“Through these conversations and engagements, the broad themes of Natural Environment, Industry, Education and Employment, Health and Wellbeing, Access, Transport and Technology Lifestyle, Neighbourhoods and Culture and Voice and Action were identified and will serve as a framework for the next twenty years.

“Going forward, the next steps in the implementation of this plan will be to reform our Community Reference Group and commence working on localised actions.

“Together the community (with the support of Council) will work collaboratively to make this future vision of ours a reality.”

The Community Plan’s vision is by 2040, Glenelg Shire is known as a very liveable region of Australia, featuring rich Indigenous heritage, outstanding natural beauty, and providing access to diverse economic and educational opportunities.

To view the plan, visit the Glenelg Shire website.


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