Council Adopts New Strategies
At its 25 August Meeting, Golden Plains Shire Council adopted three new strategies to guide its future decision making for sport and recreation, waste and resource recovery, and a local equestrian centre.
Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030
Council partnered with Sport and Recreation Victoria to develop a new Sport and Active Recreation Strategy to inform its policy, planning and delivery of sport and active recreation programs, infrastructure and services from 2020 to 2030.
The Sport and Active Recreation Strategy was developed following extensive community engagement in February 2020, with a total of 497 people and clubs providing valuable feedback, and a further six community submissions during the public exhibition process that was undertaken in late June and July 2020. The adopted Sport and Active Recreation Strategy is now available online here.
Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030
Council’s Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy is a 10-year strategic plan for several service areas including garbage, recycling and organic waste collections, transfer station, waste education, litter and illegal dumping, and closed landfills and rehabilitation.
The Strategy has a range of interim targets and goals to be met over the next five years, as well as aspirational goals to work towards by 2030. The actions that are presented in the Strategy have been tailored through the results of the community engagement, analysis of waste data, the Victorian Government’s recycling reforms, including its four bin policy, and the state of current waste processing infrastructure.
As part of the community engagement, 1,209 people completed the Waste Management Survey in 2018, 723 residents completed the Future Waste Options Survey in 2019, and Council received 18 responses during the Draft Strategy’s public exhibition in July 2020. The final Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy is now available online here.
Leighdale Equestrian Centre Masterplan
The Leighdale Equestrian Centre in Teesdale provides the local community with a range of opportunities for equestrian participation. The facility is located on Council owned land and is managed by a Committee of Management. Council’s new Leighdale Equestrian Centre Masterplan will inform strategic planning, development and delivery of infrastructure and programming opportunities at the facility over the next 10 years.
The Masterplan was developed with feedback from 163 community survey responses and 22 key stakeholders of the centre. The Leighdale Equestrian Centre Masterplan is now available online here.
Council thanks all residents and community groups that provided feedback and contributed to the development of these strategies.