Sounds like a plan

The Central Highlands Regional Council community plan’s motivating force Janice Moriarty with her team.
The Central Highlands Regional Council community plan’s motivating force Janice Moriarty with her team.

THE Central Highlands Regional Council has adopted its 10-year Community Plan which is set to guide regional planning for the next decade.

Mayor Peter Maguire said it was the first long-term community plan for the Central Highlands and set out the visions and aspirations for 13 distinct community areas as well as the region.

"Extensive community engagement was undertaken to develop the Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan," he said.

"'We were pleased with the quality and quantity of information we received from residents, council staff and visitors."

It was developed as 13 place-based plans, to recognise the diversity of the CHRC communities, and give equal representation to their future visions and priorities.

"We are one of very few councils that followed this framework, however as ours is such a diverse region, we thought it was very important that everyone should be able to identify the strengths and character of their local area as they considered the broader vision."

The wide-reaching community plan will guide the social, built environment, economic, natural environment and governance outcomes for the region.

"Now the community plan is adopted it is also council's role to guide the implementation of the plan in partnership with the community, Federal and State governments, business and industry," Cr Maguire said.

Copies of the Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan are available on-line at and council customer service centres and libraries.

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