You're invited to participate in a unique opportunity to shape the future of Corangamite Shire.
A SHARED VISION
Corangamite Shire has embarked on a project to develop a community-led vision of a preferred future for the whole of our municipality. Like the current township community plans, this Shire-wide vision will be created by the community, for the community.
Under the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020, the Community Vision will be updated every four years, so that its currency will be maintained for the four-year term of each newly elected Council.
A PREFERRED FUTURE
Planning for 2040 is a big topic and there are many different ways to approach it. One is to make predictions about the future based on past experience or identified trends. This year has shown us that this can be a risky business. Another approach is to imagine a different world beyond current constraints, but that too may not be especially practical. This Community Vision is more than some fanciful wish for a far-off future - it is meant to be something to guide what we do and the decisions we make today. For that reason, we are suggesting that our planning here should be for a preferred vision or visions for Corangamite Shire. That way we will set a direction - something to work towards together.
A CITIZENS JURY
This first Corangamite Community Vison is being prepared independently of Council. A Citizens Jury has been selected by an independent agency. All jury sessions will be conducted online, supported by an independent facilitator.
Ideas to be considered by the Citizens Jury will come from members of the Corangamite community. The Jury will also request other information it needs for its deliberations. All community submissions will be made available to the public for viewing online.
We understand that not everyone will want to get involved in long-term planning for Corangamite Shire, but if you have ideas and opinions about how we should prepare for the future this is your opportunity to share them and to influence the strategic direction of Council.
Submissions to the Citizens Jury close on 19 March 2021.
View all submissions to date here:
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Please note that submissions which contain language or statements which could be interpreted as defamatory or which may cause injury or offence to individuals or groups may be edited, redacted or withheld. Any and all such edits or redactions will be indicated in the relevant part of any such submissions. Whether or not any such statement is true or false is not the point – they do not belong and cannot be made in this public forum. Persons with complaints are advised to direct them to the CEO of Corangamite Shire, the Victorian Local Government Inspectorate at www.lgi.vic.gov.au or the Victorian Ombudsman at www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au. Persons with genuine concerns in relation to serious misconduct or corruption are encouraged to put them before the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) at www.ibac.vic.gov.au