BRIGHTON Council has released a 30-year vision for the future of the Municipality, with its population expected to almost double during that time.
The vision for the future was developed following broad consultation with the local community and builds on Council’s current long-term financial plan and 10-year asset plan. It was adopted at Council’s January meeting.
The 2050 Vision sets out the community’s shared hopes and goals for the next three decades as Brighton Municipality’s current population is estimated to double from the current 16,500 to approximately 30,000.
Brighton Mayor Tony Foster says the 2050 Vision is a bold statement of the community’s collective aspirations for the future of the dynamic municipality.
“By imagining how Brighton could be in 2050, we have set ourselves on the path to making it happen, beginning immediately,” Cr Foster said.
Brighton’s 2050 Vision was developed through a broad community consultation process over several months with hundreds of residents, businesses, visitors and other stakeholders.
Cr Foster said that process showed the community wanted Council to focus on six key areas, captured under the Vision headings of: a Thriving Place, Proud Community, Good Life at every Stage, Comfortable Home, Caring Council and a Sustainable Environment.
“Each focus area contains several recommended actions that will guide the work of the Council, together with the community, over coming years to make the Vision a reality.
“The Vision will help us deliver long-term goals for the benefit of the entire community.
“Brighton is a rapidly growing municipality and it is heartening the community has a shared vision to move in such an exciting, progressive and sustainable direction over the coming decades.
“Because Brighton Council has a lead role to play in delivering the Vision, the content focuses on issues which Council can shape and influence,” Cr Foster said.
In developing the Vision, Council consulted with more than 700 people between August 2020 and October 2020, including through an online survey, workshops, forums and telephone discussions.
Brighton Council will review the Vision within 12 months of each full, four-year Council election, to ensure it is still relevant and on track to be delivered. The 2050 Vision is available on Brighton Council’s website https://www.brighton.tas.gov.au/council/2050-vision/