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MEDIA RELEASE - Council endorses vision for the next four years

28 June 2017

Building an innovative and diverse economy is the vision for the next four years as part of the Glenelg Shire Council Plan 2017-2021.

The strategic document was adopted at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting alongside the Draft Strategic Resource Plan 2017/18 – 2020/21.

Mayor Anita Rank thanked community members for their involvement during the development process, which was undertaken over the past seven months.

“Council is proud to deliver this four year strategic plan, a document which has been tailored as a direct result of community consultation which highlighted residents’ expectations for the future of our shire,” she said.

“After months of community consultation it was clear that our proud community want smart and innovative investment in our future, ensuring wise spending of funds with maximum public benefit.

“Never before have we consulted so broadly for and this sense of community ownership shines through our plan.

“The forward thinking and action orientated plan has a focused vision, creates economic stimulus and secures future liveability in our towns.”

As part of the plan, Council will commit to completing major projects such as the Casterton Kelpie Centre, the Portland Foreshore Master Plan and the Glenelg Shire Open Space Plan.

“The plan is also complimented by the Strategic Resource Plan 2017/18 – 2020/21 and the 2017/18 Budget, matching aspirations with funding to deliver the best outcomes for the community,” Cr Rank said.

“Furthermore, council will continue with its strong advocacy program to ensure that the region receives further funding to help support future growth and investment.

“The next four years pose an exciting time for development and opportunity for our shire.”

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