Strategic plan set for review

BRIGHTON’S Strategic Plan will be reviewed and updated at workshops to be held this month.

Four years ago, Brighton instigated a community consultation program and through workshops developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan up to 2040.Brighton’s Mayor Tony Foster said the Strategic Plan was important for the municipality’s future and continual updating and refining would ensure it remained relevant.

“Two years ago, we produced our first report card on the plan to see how we were tracking and it showed that we were well advanced in a number of the key objectives such as:  promoting Brighton as a great place to be, improving education and training opportunities,  promoting industrial and business growth, maintaining and improving the physical infrastructure of the region,  improving communication and interaction between residents,  community groups and businesses,  improving land-use planning by developing a land use and development strategy, and forming alliances to take projects and strategies forward.

“At the same time however it is important that we continue to review what we are doing to make sure that we remain relevant to our needs today and into the future.

The workshops will be held on September 22-23.
The purpose of the workshops are to:

Identify the key focus areas for the Brighton Council covering the next 10 years.
Identify key issues.
Develop and prioritise short and long-term strategies to meet future challenges.

“The results of the workshop will be considered by Council to develop our updated Strategic Plan. This will then be published in Brighton Community News for public input and comment.

“I am urging input at all levels in the workshops and the publication of the recommendations for community comment.

“As a council, we look forward to the results to help us continue to plan for the future,” Cr Foster said.