MORE than 230 people shared their vision for the future of the Upper Hunter Shire at a pop up community consultation at Scone Touch Football on Thursday night.
Upper Hunter Shire Council staff and Councillors will be popping up at more community events over coming months, to create the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) 2027.
Mayor Wayne Bedggood said council wanted to hear from as many people as possible of all ages, background and interests.
“Going out to where people are, rather than asking them to come see a meeting and presentation, is working well, he said.
“Hundreds of residents of all ages have already shared their views on the Shire – what they liked, what changes they wanted and what they hoped for the future.
“The response from school children was exceptional and we heard their views on what they want in their area.
“From the feedback so far, improving sports facilities, roads and job opportunities for young people, were some of the popular themes emerging.”
Upcoming pop up consultations include:
- Cassilis Community Christmas Party from 5pm, Saturday December 3;
- Christmas in the Park at Elizabeth Park from 4pm, Saturday, December 10;
- The Royal Hotel, Merriwa from 5pm, Friday, December 17.
Pop ups in 2017 already planned include:
- Merriwa Touch Football from 5.30pm, Wednesday, February 1;
- Belltrees Cricket Day, Saturday, February 18.
As well as giving their views at face-to face pop ups, people can fill in a survey at council offices or give their views online at www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/do-it-online/say-it/community-strategic-plan-2027-submissions
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