“It takes a village” to deliver community we all want to be part of

Georges River Council

The Community Strategic Plan, The Plan, a 10-year plan for Georges River, is in final draft for the community to have a say on their vision for our community.

While every Local Government Area (LGA) has the responsibility to ensure there is a Community Strategic Plan, Georges River Council knows it needs to truly be the communities plan if it is going to deliver for the people who live, work and visit.

Georges River Council Mayor Nick Katris said, “Our community needs to not only have a say in The Plan as a document but then also be an ongoing part of bringing it to life over the next 10 years.

“We already have a strong sense of community and working together to make our community even better so I am confident we will continue that.”

The Plan outlines what you can do to help achieve community building goals. Things like attending community events, getting to know and look out for your neighbours, joining a local community organisation, or connecting with our history by investigating the Historical Markers in Georges River.

If you are passionate about the environment, you can help achieve green environment goals. You can build your awareness of household waste and emissions and change some things at home, join a bushcare group, help protect tree canopies, shrubs and green your own home, and avoid the use of pesticides.

Some of the choices you make also help to achieve economic development goals. Like when you support ‘buy local, stay local’, work from home and enjoy local businesses, or work with Council to update the Economic Development Strategy. You may even start your own business and if you already have one, join Georges River Business to create a strong local business network.

Contributing to the built environment goals can be as simple as being aware of planning and development strategies, using walking and cycling paths for more trips and using our extensive public transport system. These goals also cover getting involved in and enjoying our many structured and unstructured sport and recreation facilities and fields across Georges River.

You may not realise it, but you can also help to achieve governance goals by participating in council meetings, being part of community consultations, and joining the Your Say Georges River panel.

The Community Strategic Plan is a 10-year plan to guide Georges River Council and all community stakeholders in the delivery of services based on the priorities of the community.

This last opportunity for feedback on The Plan closes on 26 May 2022. It will then go the June meeting of Georges River Council.

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