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What is a Community Vision and why do we need one?
Colac Otway Shire Council is working with the community to develop a long-term Community Vision for the whole of our Shire.
The Vision will articulate where we want to be in the future. It will capture what we value, our hopes and dreams for the future, what we would like to keep and what we would like to see changed.
The Vision statement will reflect our community’s aspirations. Its purpose is to inform Council’s priorities and guide the allocation of resources. Please get involved and share your ideas.
Complete the 2050 Community Vision Survey online
Council would like to involve the Colac Otway community in a conversation about the future to develop a ‘Community Vision’. It is important that we hear from as many people as possible so that the Vision truly reflects community aspirations for the future.
Developing a Community Vision provides an opportunity to bring people together in a shared conversation about what we love about our community, what we would like to retain and what we might want to change.
The Community Vision will be used by Council to develop its strategic plans and shape decision-making based on the community’s aspirations and values.
You can also offer your thoughts and opinions via the online survey via the following link: 2050 Colac Otway Community Vision Survey
Our thanks to local cafe owner, Jamie McGuane for sharing some thoughts and ideas with us.
The new Victorian Local Government Act 2020 requires all Victorian councils to develop a Community Vision to provide strategic direction for long-term planning, that includes the four-year Council Plan (with Municipal Health and Wellbeing) and Finance Plans. The Community Vision must be updated every four years.
Council is keen to hear your ideas for the future of the shire. Everyone’s voice is important, everyone has something to contribute. Come along and chat to us at a drop-in session or meet us virtually at one of our online sessions. Following Covid-safe practices.
- Beeac Park - Monday 8 February. Drop-in any time from 5pm to 7pm
- Lavers Hill Hall - Thursday 11 February. Drop-in any time from 1pm to 4pm
- Cressy Hall - Monday 15 February. Drop-in any time from 9am to 12pm (postponed due to stage four lockdown, new date and time TBA)
- Gellibrand Hall - Tuesday 16 February. Drop-in any time from 9am to 12pm (postponed due to stage four lockdown, new date and time TBA)
- Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre - Friday 19 February. Drop-in any time from 1pm to 4pm
- Birregurra Hall - Monday 22 February. Drop-in any time from 3pm to 6pm
- Cororooke Hall - Monday 22 February. Drop-in any time from 3pm to 6pm
- Forrest Hall - Tuesday 23 February. Drop-in any time from 3pm to 6pm
- Colac Plaza - Thursday 25 February. Drop-in any time from 9am to 11am
- Elliminyt Hall - Friday 26 February. Drop-in any time from 9am to 11am
- Cressy Hall - Friday 5 March. Drop-in any time from 9am to 12pm
- Gellibrand - Rex Norman Park - Friday 5 March. Drop-in any time from 3pm to 6pm
- Apollo Bay foreshore (at the market) - Drop-in any time from 9am to 11am
- Wye River General Store - Drop-in any time from 12pm to 2pm
A community information online session will run on:
- Wednesday 10 March from 7pm to 8pm.