Cr Murray Emerson, Mayor of the Northern Grampians Shire Council said, “All credit is due to the community members who participated in this process. They have helped us identify and set the community’s priorities for the next 20 years. This input will sit at the start of our strategic planning and decision-making processes for the future of Northern Grampians Shire.”
Highlights of the four-month engagement process included two “20 Years” Exhibitions at St Arnaud and Stawell Council Offices in January 2021 and a Township Roadshow in February. Two draft options were presented to community members in March, with both face-to-face and online feedback on a preferred design and content, paving the way for a final Northern Grampians Shire Community Vision 2041.
Throughout the Shire Vision 2041 project community members were kept informed through regular updates to council social media channels (LinkedIn and Facebook), Digicomms screens at council locations, and council updates in community newspapers.