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Shape your region — Armidale Regional Council needs to hear you! ends this Sunday

Sunday, 14 Nov
5:00 pm

All Councils in NSW are governed by a suite of strategic documents. At the very top of these sits the Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP is placed at the centre of a suite of integrated plans known as the Integrated Planning and Report Framework that sets out visions, goals and strategic actions to achieve them. It involves a reporting structure to communicate progress to council and the community as well as a structured timeline for review.

Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said the Community Plan is the peoples’ plan and guides everything we do at Council.

“It lets us know what the community wants for the region now and in 10 years’ time,” said Mr Roncon.

“We often hear that Council doesn’t listen, Council doesn’t engage and doesn’t take on-board ideas. What we want to do through this consultation, is to shatter that myth.”

The Shape Your Region Community Plan consultation concludes on 14 November. It involves a month long schedule of engagement opportunities across the region and online activities for residents to complete.

A new website called has been established and provides further information, schedule of Listening Post dates and locations as well as online surveys and a $100 budget challenge. Packs have also been mailed to all residents that includes a postcard that you can fill-in and return to Council. A phone survey will also be conducted with a random selection of the community.

“We want to reach every corner of our region to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be part of the discussion to shape our region now and into the future,” said James Roncon

“The website is a great starting point and provides a number of activities that will allow you to get your ideas to us and share your vision for our region. Particularly if you cannot make one of our face-to-face listening posts.”

Once the consultation is complete all feedback will be reviewed and refined to establish consistent themes. Council will have a custodial role in preparing the plan for the community. In early 2022 the new Council will review and the draft community plan will be presented back to the community for feedback.

2 comments to Shape your region — Armidale Regional Council needs to hear you! ends this Sunday

  • Babic

    We need a Theatre, independent of any school, and capable of staging visiting companies, e.g. the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Dance Company, Australia Ballet (sprung stage) etc. It needs to have engineered acoustics, be multi functional e.g. conferences, restaurant, art display area. Armidale and surrounding are has a large arts community and definitely needs a “home” for local productions as well as above mentioned State and National companies. There is a huge inequity between sporting facilities land-use and the arts. A properly managed and utilised theatre can have a very significant economic advantage for Armidade if located in a central area.

  • Rosalind Brady

    Some better street lighting. A Dog friendly mall.
    Bike and walking tracks north south.
    More support for Arts in the community and opportunities for young people developed further.
    Support for the Pine forest rejuvenation. Development park near the airport enhanced.