THE Derwent Valley Council is inviting community members to share their vision for the future as the council starts work on a review of its strategic plan with a view to developing a new 10-year plan. A council spokesperson said the council was required under the Local Government Act to review its strategic plan every four years.
“The current plan Our Valley 2030 was developed in 2018 and has set the agenda for some big projects in
recent years including playground improvements at Tynwald Park and the Esplanade; sporting infrastructure upgrades at Tynwald Park and a masterplan for the New Norfolk Community Sporting Precinct; the creation of the Derwent Valley brand; the activation of Willow Court with new partnerships; a master plan for High St and completion of Stage 1 works; town signage along major tourist routes; new public amenities at Westerway; the review of council’s special committees and establishment of strategic advisory bodies; support for the tourism, arts, and events sectors.
Several stages of community engagement planned over the coming months. The first of these is a community that is now open. Also planned later this year are some ‘local area listening posts’, and a large stakeholder workshop dubbed ‘Derwent Valley’s Big Conversation’ to be held early next year.
Community members are invited to share their ideas and vision for the future of the Derwent Valley municipality by completing the Stage 1 Community survey at yoursay.derwentvalley.tas.gov.au/future. Printed copies of the survey are also available from council office in Circle St, New Norfolk.