Media Release
Lithgow City Council

21 November 2011

Council is continuing to plan for the future of the area

Council is inviting everyone to be involved in planning for the future of the Lithgow region by making a submission on the Draft Community Strategic Plan, Our Place…Our Future.

“Our Place….Our Future is a plan by our community for our community” said Mayor Neville Castle.  “It will be the result of active conversation and partnership between Council, the community, business and government departments.”

“In 2006, we embarked on a visioning process to identify a direction for the future sustainability of the Lithgow local government area and developed the Strategic Plan 2007, Our Place…Our Future, continued Mayor Castle “This has been the blueprint that has guided Council over the past four years.  Our Place….Our Future, Community Strategic Plan 2021 will continue this journey and gives us a chance to tell the world about what makes the Lithgow region great and how we are planning to make it even better.”

“The development of ‘Our Place….Our Future requires long-term thinking – we can’t do everything at once, but this plan will give us a path to follow to the future.”
“I encourage everyone to review Our Place….Our Future, Draft Community Strategic Plan 2021 and tell us if you agree with the future direction for the area or if there are any gaps or additional areas that you feel should be included.”

“Our Place…Our Future, Draft Community Strategic Plan 2021 along with two supporting documents; Our Place….Our Future Community Engagement Strategy and Our Place….Our Future Strategic Plan 2007 Report Card to the Community have been developed to enable you to make an informed submission” concluded Mayor Neville Castle.

The documents are available for viewing at the Council Administration Centre, Lithgow Library Learning Centre and Wallerawang, Portland and Rydal Libraries or at www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au/integratedPlanning/.

Submissions to Council close on 16th December 2011.

Contact:

Mayor Neville Castle
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Ms Deborah McGrath
Corporate Strategy and Communications Officer
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259