LITHGOW City Council is calling for public submissions on its Draft Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework with a series of public briefing and open house sessions planned over the next two weeks.
Lithgow City Council mayor Neville Castle has asked the community to get involved in planning for the future of the Lithgow local government area.
The Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework is a medium to long term plan for how council will respond to community needs and manage its affairs and includes:
l Community Strategic Plan 2025;
l Long Term Financial Plan 2012-2022;
l Strategic Asset Management Plan;
l Workforce Strategy 2012-2016;
l Delivery Program 2012-2106 and Operations Plan 2012-2013 (former Management Plan); and
l Future Fees and Charges 2012-2013.
“Council would like to invite all members of the community to come along to any of the briefing sessions or open house sessions,” Cr Castle said.
“These sessions provide an excellent opportunity for members of the public to be informed of what is in the Draft Integrated Plan as well as to ask questions of councillors and staff.”
The briefing and open house sessions will be held on:
Capertee: This evening from 6pm Capertee Memorial Hall, briefing session.
Hartley: Wednesday May 2, 6pm Old Hartley Schoolhouse, briefing session.
Portland: Thursday May 3, 2pm to 5pm Portland Library, open house session.
Lithgow: Friday May 4, 10am to 4pm Lithgow Valley Shopping Centre, open house session.
Wallerawang: Tuesday May 8, 10am to 1pm Wallerawang Library, open house session.
Lithgow: Friday May 11 10am to 6pm Lithgow Library, Open House Session.
In addition, a Youth Forum with the Lithgow Youth Council, local youth service providers and youth groups will be held at the Lithgow City Council Chambers on Thursday May 10 from 4pm to 6pm.
For those unable to attend, copies of the draft documents can be read at the Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland libraries and are available at the council’s Administration Centre and on the council’s web site http://www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au/integratedPlanning.
Council is seeking written submissions from the community on the Integrated Plan.
Written public submissions close on Friday May 25 at 4.30pm and may be sent to the General Manager, Lithgow City Council, PO Box 19, Lithgow 2790, or to email@example.com, quoting reference number IPR09-12.
All feedback from these briefing sessions and written public submissions will be reported to council for its consideration prior to making its final determination on the Draft Integrated Plan in June.
For further information, contact council’s Administration Centre on 6354 9999.