LEADING, CREATING, CONNECTING: SHAPING A PLACE TO BE PROUD OF
Townsville >> 2011-2021
In 2021, our community will be defined by the statement:
Townsville is the northern gateway to Queensland. Our well-built city connects people to their community, via an active lifestyle that is enjoyed by all who live and visit. We are leaders of positive environmental action. We are acclaimed for our business entrepreneurship, government enterprise, innovation, technology and cultural stewardship.
In 2010 Townsville City Council embarked on it’s largest community engagement process SpeakUp Townsville, more than 7,000 community members provided comments, ideas, and visions on how they would like Townsville to be in the next 10 years and beyond. This community input has formed the bases of Leading, Creating, Connecting: shaping a place to be proud of Townville Community Plan 2011-2021.
Many individuals, government agencies, community organisations and community groups have been part of this extensive journey. Numerous partnerships and connections during the engagement process have been made, and it is these connections which will be invaluable as the community moves forward with a whole-of-community response to work towards the identified vision for Townsville.
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The development of Leading, Creating, Connecting: shaping a place to be proud of, Townville Community Plan 2011-2021 encompassed a number of phases:
Phase 1 – Information gathering – what is currently happening in the community?
Phase 2 – Speak Up Townsville – what could be happening for the community, and how the community would like Townville to be shaped in the next 10 years and beyond?
Phase 3 – Data collection and analysis.
Phase 4 – Development of a draft Community Plan themes.
Phase 5 – Community feedback stage.
Phase 6 – Policy and adoption – the finalised Leading, Creating, Connecting: shaping a place to be proud of, Townville Community Plan 2011-2021.
Leading, Creating, Connecting: shaping a place to be proud of, Townville Community Plan 2011-2021 is a ‘living’ document for the Townsville community and is a valuable reference point for residents, organisations, businesses and all levels of government with their future planning for our region.
The success of this plan is the responsibility of the whole community and you are encouraged to actively participate in achieving a place and city that we will be proud of. If you or your organisation would like to know how you can contribute towards the achievement of the community vision, please the contact the Coordinator of Community Planning and Development or email us.
For council, areas identified with the community plan pertaining to local government will inform and provide direction within the Townsville City Council Corporate Plan which in turn will inform key strategic planning documents for Council.
Council would like to thank the community for their enthusiasm and involvement in the development of this plan, together we look forward to moving towards achievement of the community’s vision
For more information about the Community Plan by contacting council's Coordinator Community Planning and Engagement, you can also ask specific questions about the consultation by emailing email@example.com.