Community Blueprint to Drive Coffs’ Future

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Coffs Harbour City Council has adopted the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan to guide local decision-making over the next decade.

The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) was developed after an extensive consultation process with the people of the Coffs Harbour local government area.

“Thousands of local residents – young and old – took part in the MyCoffs campaign following last year’s council elections,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.

“Our whole community has collaborated to develop this vision and strategic plan for our local government area. It’s not just a plan for Council – this is the blueprint that has to drive decision-making for everyone who has a stake in the future of Coffs Harbour, whether they be government agencies, the business sector, or groups and individuals in the community itself,” she said.

The MyCoffs Community Vision is ‘connected, sustainable, thriving’. The plan sets out goals and priorities for the city over the next ten years and beyond.

It centres on four themes:

  • Community Wellbeing;
  • Community Prosperity;
  • A Place for Community; and
  • Sustainable Community Leadership.

Council also adopted its 2017-2021 Delivery Program, 2017/18 Operational Plan, Delivery Program Budgets 2017-2021 and 2017/18 Fees and Charges.

The Delivery Program maps out the way Council will help to implement the Community Strategic Plan over the next four years. The general fund budget result for 2017/18, excluding capital revenue, is projected to be a small deficit of $181,000.

The adopted documents will be implemented from July 1 2017. Display copies will also be made available in Council’s administrative centre and at local libraries.

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