MRC Community Strategic Plan (CSP) 2022-2032

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The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is our 10- year plan that outlines the community’s aspirations and long-term vision and goals for Murray River Council.

The plan becomes our blue-print for both short-term projects and a longer-term program of works to be delivered across our Local Government Area.

In conjunction with the CSP we will also create a 4-year Delivery Plan and the 1-year Operational Plans.



Tell us your ideas!

Council representatives will be on the road between the 6th and 12th of February to talk to you about your ideas for projects or initiatives you'd like us to undertake during the upcoming CSP period.

Make sure you drop by one of our 'pop-in' sessions around the region to provide us your ideas and feedback. You'll find the full list of locations in the documents tab on this project page.

You can RSVP to attend any of the sessions by emailing your name, phone number and session you're interested in attending to csp@murrayriver.nsw.gov.au or alternatively you can pop in on the night. RSVPs will assist us in ensuring our sessions are COVID-Safe.

Can't attend a session? No worries! You can also use the tools below to share your ideas. You can pin them to the online map to show the location you are talking about, or simply share your idea via the ideas tool.


The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is our 10- year plan that outlines the community’s aspirations and long-term vision and goals for Murray River Council.

The plan becomes our blue-print for both short-term projects and a longer-term program of works to be delivered across our Local Government Area.

In conjunction with the CSP we will also create a 4-year Delivery Plan and the 1-year Operational Plans.



Tell us your ideas!

Council representatives will be on the road between the 6th and 12th of February to talk to you about your ideas for projects or initiatives you'd like us to undertake during the upcoming CSP period.

Make sure you drop by one of our 'pop-in' sessions around the region to provide us your ideas and feedback. You'll find the full list of locations in the documents tab on this project page.

You can RSVP to attend any of the sessions by emailing your name, phone number and session you're interested in attending to csp@murrayriver.nsw.gov.au or alternatively you can pop in on the night. RSVPs will assist us in ensuring our sessions are COVID-Safe.

Can't attend a session? No worries! You can also use the tools below to share your ideas. You can pin them to the online map to show the location you are talking about, or simply share your idea via the ideas tool.


  • Reviewed Themes and Goals

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    At the January Council meeting, Councillors reviewed the 7 Themes and their related Goals and endorsed the Community Engagement Program.

    The Themes and Goals can be viewed below or in the Documents tab on this project page.


    Theme 1 - A place of environmental sensitivity

    Theme 2 - A place of progressive leadership
    Definition Working together as a community to protect and enhance our natural and built environment for the future.

    Definition We will plan and advocate for the changing needs of our community through effective and engaging leadership.
    Goal 1 Facilitate circular economy.

    Goal 1 Deliver exceptional and consistent service to our internal and external communities.
    Goal 2
    Protect, enhance and sustain the natural environment

    Goal 2 Continue to be a trusted and ethical leader that leads by example.
    Goal 3 Plan for the impacts of climate change

    Goal 3 Provide clear, concise and consistent information that is easily accessible to our customers.
    Goal 4
    Increase awareness and education for environmental sustainability.

    Goal 4 Achieve community driven results through collaboration and engagement (stakeholders and community)





    Theme 3 - A place of liveable communities

    Theme 4 - A place of inclusion, culture and wellbeing
    Definition Well-planned, safe and accessible public spaces and facilities built with a strong sense of identity and place.

    Definition A welcoming, healthy and diverse community that celebrates culture and history and is supported by accessible services.
    Goal 1 Create and maintain safe and accessible community spaces that enhance healthy living and promote active lifestyles.

    Goal 1
    Develop a community led infrastructure strategy with a focus on social connections / social fabric and sense of belonging.
    Goal 2
    Enable development of liveable communities (*and sustainably manage). *optional

    Goal 2
    Foster and develop a strategy to recognise and celebrate our rich heritage and indigenous culture (in partnership with community).
    Goal 3
    Deliver best practise and compliant waste and recycling services and infrastructure that meets community needs.

    Goal 3
    Actively promote and resource educational pathways into (working with) Council (retain and attract new people).
    Goal 4
    Strategic planning which produces consistent, strategic transparent outcomes.

    Goal 4
    Support existing and new diverse art and community events.
    Goal 5
    Update and review our open spaces to reflect community wants & needs.

    Goal 5
    Facilitate and advocate for accessible health and wellbeing services based on local community needs.





    Theme 5 - A place of prosperity & resilience
    Theme 6 - Connected Communities
    Definition
    Champion business, innovation and technology to stimulate local economic development

    Definition
    Enable integrated, safe and reliable transport and advocate for communication infrastructure.
    Goal 1
    Encourage and support economic development across the region.

    Goal 1
    Develop strategies to deliver road and shared pathway infrastructure that is accessible to all.
    Goal 2 Continue to develop strong and resilient communities.

    Goal 2 Advocate for and facilitate reliable communications infrastructure.
    Goal 3
    Promote and grow tourism across the region.

    Goal 3 Advocate for improved public transport opportunities.
    Goal 4
    Partner with industry and government organisations to promote and nurture innovation.

    Goal 4 Enable commercial transport and connection opportunities.



    Goal 5
    Develop connections and infrastructure with accessibility, amenity and environmental consideration.





    Theme 7 – Tomorrow’s Technologies


    Definition
    Ensure the region is well placed to embrace emerging and disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.



    Goal 1
    Embed a geospatial driven system into Council processes, including public interface.



    Goal 2
    Explore upskilling of today’s technologies to forecast possible future opportunities.



    Goal 3
    To encourage, educate and enable environmentally sustainable approaches to energy management.



    Goal 4 Monitor and assess emerging global technologies.



    Goal 5
    Explore internal opportunities for machine learning and artificial intelligence.




  • CSP Roadshow 6-12 Feb 2022

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    Council representatives will be on the road during the week 6-12 February, stopping at various locations to host 'pop-in' sessions. These sessions are designed to give community members an opportunity to provide ideas and suggestions for projects and programs of works that they would like to see undertaken in the upcoming CSP period.

    We will have multiple business units represented at each 'pop-in' location so please feel free to come along, give us your ideas or have a chat with us.


    Date

    Location

    Time

    Workshop Type

    Sunday

    6 Feb

    Moama Pavilion

    2 – 4pm

    General Community workshop

    Monday

    7 Feb

    Tooleybuc Pub

    7 – 9pm

    General Community workshop

    Tuesday

    8 Feb

    Moulamein Heritage Village (The Jeraly Woolshed)

    7 – 9pm

    General Community workshop

    Wednesday

    9 Feb

    Murray Downs Golf Club

    7 – 9pm

    General Community workshop

    Thursday

    10 Feb

    Barham Pavilion

    7 – 9pm

    General Community workshop

    Friday

    11 Feb

    Wakool Bowls Club

    7 – 9pm

    General Community workshop

    Saturday

    12 Feb

    Mathoura Bowls Club

    10am – 12pm

    General Community workshop


    We will also be hosting two specific Business Group Workshops within the week. These workshops will be primarily focusing on business requirements for the region rather than general community ideas and suggestions


    Date

    Location

    Time

    Workshop Type

    Monday

    7 Feb

    Moama Pavilion

    10am – 12pm

    Business Group workshop

    Thursday

    10 Feb

    Barham Pavilion

    10am – 12pm

    Business Group workshop

  • What we have done to date

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    Prior to undertaking engagement with our wider community, Council leaders undertook a review of the existing CSP and compared it against our Organisational Structure. We found the existing CSP did not neatly align with Council's structure and we resolved to redo the plan; taking into account the community engagement previously undertaken, previously suggested projects and programs of works and emerging issues which are currently being identified.

    Two internal workshops were hosted by Council during November and December 2021. At these workshop the MRC Leadership Team, Executives and Councillors worked to identify, define and develop the Themes and Goals for the 2023-32 CSP.

    The workshopped ideas have been presented to the incoming Councillors.

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