Vision for the future
  • Wednesday 06 May 2009

With its corporate plan almost complete, the Sunshine Coast Council takes its first steps toward living its vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green, diverse.

Deputy Mayor and corporate planning and performance portfolio holder Councillor Tim Dwyer said the corporate plan is the culmination of 10 months of research as well as vital contributions from community representatives, councillors and staff.

“The corporate plan is council’s core strategic document,” Cr Dwyer said.
“It identifies the priorities for council until 2014 and beyond. It also guides council’s decision-making, budget, operations, and resource allocations to achieve our vision”.

Following a five-week public display period, council’s draft corporate plan attracted more than 250 comments from the community, the majority of which were very complimentary.

“We were fortunate to attract a lot of positive feedback and encouragement toward achieving our vision. And, following analysis of the feedback, only 16 minor changes to the plan were needed,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Overall, our corporate plan seems to really reflect the collective aspirations of our wider community, and that is a pleasing commendation,” Cr Dwyer said.

The report was referred to the General Committee Meeting of council on 11 May for further consideration.