Corangamite Shire has embarked on a project to develop a community-led vision of a preferred future for the whole of our municipality. Like our current township community plans, this Shire-wide vision will be created by the community, for the community.
This project connects with the new Victorian Local Government Act, which will require each Council to prepare a ‘community vision’ to guide long-term planning as well as the preparation of the four-year Council Plans.
There are four ways by which community members can participate in this planning process.
- You can contribute your advice and suggestions either online, in writing or in person.
- You can conduct or participate in a ‘kitchen conversation’ with friends and colleagues using the ‘conversation kit’ we have prepared.
- You can also nominate to become a member of a randomly selected Citizens’ Jury of 45 people which will assess and weigh up relevant information and ideas from the community to come up with a vision or visions for the year 2040. No specialist knowledge is required. Just bring an open mind and a willingness to share your knowledge, experience and common sense.
- You can put in a submission for the jury to consider.
All Corangamite residents can contribute ideas and advice to the panel, either through Council's website, in writing, or in person at community conversations to be held across the Shire. The preparation of the Community Vision will be conducted independently of Council. All community submissions will be made available to the public for viewing on-line. If you have any questions about the Community Vision process please email email@example.com or call Garry Moorfield at Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100.