The Central Highlands Regional Council has approved a new five-year corporate plan.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said it was an opportunity for a new council to set a new direction.
‘The corporate plan was due for review in 2018, however the council decided it was prudent to review and renew it to give them a sense of ownership and clarity around the direction and activities for the next five years.
‘This plan seeks to build on, rather than replace, previous versions to ensure it reflects the contemporary aspirations of our communities. The previous plan was drafted in 2013 and a lot has changed, both economically and socially in that time.
‘The overarching vision for the region is: A progressive region creating opportunities for all.
‘We felt that this articulated the fact that our region is experiencing a pause from the very expansive and accelerated growth that happened during the resource discovery and recovery era, and recognises the strong diverse population and industry that’s needed to lead us into the future,’ the mayor said.
‘This plan seeks to encourage and build on the strong values and prosperity that we have and enable and invite new opportunity into our regions—it allows for the complexity of innovation and provides the simplicity for liveability.
‘It sits well with our long term strategies under our Community Plan 2022 and can be easily delivered operationally and practically. ‘We are pleased to introduce the Central Highlands Regional Council’s Corporate Plan 2017-2022 as a plan for our time.’
View the new plan below or download.