Long-term community plan on exhibition

A long-term community plan which guides AlburyCity’s planning and decision making is now on public exhibition.

Following six months of extensive community and stakeholder engagement and priority setting, the final draft Albury 2030 was presented to Council last night.

Mayor, Kevin Mack says it’s important to understand that while Council is the custodian of Albury 2030, it is not responsible for the delivery of all the activities. The plan identifies a number of partners and other organisations that it will work with to achieve the collective aspirations for Albury.

Cr Mack says Council has worked with the community and other stakeholders through many different engagement opportunities to identify the main priorities for Albury's future.

"We received over 1,000 submissions as to where the community would like Albury to be as we move towards the year 2030. We have used that information to review and develop the new draft Albury 2030 community plan, providing a clear set of strategies to achieve this vision of the future,” he said.

“We’ve retained the four themes which are; a growing and sustainable economy, an enhanced natural environment, a caring community and a leading community.  Each of these themes has many strategies and actions designed to deliver on community aspirations.”

Albury 2030 will guide Council’s decision-making in determining the projects, activities and programs for which council is directly responsible. These projects and programs are included in Council’s Four-year Delivery Program as part of the budget process.

“I strongly encourage all residents to review the draft plan. Any submissions will be considered prior to final adoption by Council,” Cr Mack said.

The draft Albury 2030 can be found on AlburyCity’s Have A Say page.