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South Gippsland Shire Council update late April 2022 - Community feedback wanted on draft plans

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By news@gippsland - 21st April 2022 - Back to News

At the April Council Meeting, Councillors endorsed seven draft strategic plans, namely the Community Vision 2040; Council Plan 2022 - 2026; Annual Budget 2022/23; Long-Term Financial Plan; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Strategy 2022 - 2026; and Revenue and Rating Plan 2022 - 2026.

Council has also used feedback collected during the Regional Profile Project to inform these plans

Council has also used feedback collected during the Regional Profile Project to inform these plans

All of these plans are now available for community feedback until 15 May. During this time, a number of engagement events have been scheduled with a great mix of face-to-face and online to ensure you get the chance to make your voice heard. These plans have been informed by extensive community engagement that has taken place since December last year where council collected feedback from over 900 people from diverse backgrounds.

Plans ready for feedback

Now though, we are keen to get the community involved again to let us know if these plans hit the right note. To do this, we have organised a number of engagement events where you can ask your questions and find out more. These events are:

  • Sunday 24 April: Pop-up at Junior Football at Leongatha Recreation Reserve
  • Tuesday 26 April: Facebook Q&A
  • Thursday 28 April: Coffee with a councillor at Tanderra Park, Meeniyan
  • Friday 29 April: Pop-up at Reconnect All-Ages Festival, Leongatha
  • Saturday 30 April: Pop-up at Mirboo North Community Market
  • Saturday 30 April: Pop-up at Football Match at Toora Football Ground

Other plans ready for feedback include:

  • Monday 2 May: Coffee with a councillor at Loch Public Hall
  • Monday 2 May: Coffee with a councillor at Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Hall
  • Thursday 5 May: Town Hall Drop-in Session at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra
  • Friday 6 May: Pop-up at Victorian Livestock Exchange Cattle Sale, Koonwarra Saleyards
  • Saturday 14 May: Pop-up at Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival

To view the draft plans, provide your feedback and view more details about the engagement events, please visit 'Provide plan feedback' page.

Council meeting 470

The next council meeting will be held on May 18 at 2.00pm at Council Chambers, Leongatha. For all the details on council meetings, visit 'council meetings' page. If you would like to watch the meeting live or when it suits you, please visit the 'Live streaming' page.

Your Say South Gippsland

Haven't registered for Your Say South Gippsland yet? What are you waiting for? Registering for this platform is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse and ensure you never miss a chance to make your voice heard. You will also receive regular updates on projects you follow and be the first to know when new opportunities come up. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, register now by visiting, 'Your say' page.

Animals for adoption

We have some lovely cats who are looking for a nice, warm home. If you have space in your heart and your home for a new companion, why not one of these beauties? If we've convinced you to have a new cat in your home, give the South Gippsland Animal Shelter in Korumburra a call on 5658 1900.

Cat - #3415

  • Tabby Domestic Short Hair Female
  • Microchip Number: 956000004100058
  • Age: 6 years

A really friendly cat who loves a cuddle is looking to find a warm lap to call home

A really friendly cat who loves a cuddle is looking to find a warm lap to call home

Cat - #3486

  • Ginger Domestic Short Hair Male
  • Microchip Number: 956000014965672
  • Age: 1 to 2 years

This young fella is gorgeous and in need of a happy home

This young fella is gorgeous and in need of a happy home

Statutory Planning Coordinator

We currently have a position available in our Statutory Planning team. In this role, you will provide efficient and effective customer-focused statutory planning service to the community that encourages the sustainable growth of our region. You will also be a key driver in ensuring all planning permits and subdivision applications are responded to within time-frames.

If a wide net of responsibilities and some complex statutory planning projects and initiatives gets your blood pumping, we need to talk! For more information and to apply before Sunday 8 May 2022, visit the 'South Gippsland Shire jobs' page.

Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.


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