Public Consultation - Draft Strategic Plan

Notice Contact Mr Colin Byles
Phone 08  8664 1139
Notice Address 94 Ayr Street, Jamestown SA 5491
Notice Email


17 July 2019

Public Consultation Begins on the Northern Areas Council’s Seven Year Strategic Plan

Following an initial community survey and months of planning the Northern Areas Council has reached the stage where its next seven year strategic plan is ready for public consultation. Council wants to hear from members of the public as to what their thoughts are for the Council’s roadmap to the future.

The strategic plan is the guiding document for any Council, which sets direction for the core responsibilities for the Council across what in this case will be a seven year period. The plan is the centrepiece from which other key Council documents are formed, which include the Annual Business Plan and Budget, the Long Term Financial Plan and Asset Management Plans.

Mayor Denis Clark said “The strategic plan is the most important document for any Council. This plan will set the pathway for the Northern Areas Council for the next seven years. We’ve taken a lot of information from the local residents through the recent community survey, which has helped us form the plan. The next stage is where we’d like to hear from the local residents and rate payers as to what their thoughts are on the draft plan and whether they think there is anything that needs to be added. We strongly encourage people to get involved and have their say”

Public consultation meetings will be held at the Gladstone Memorial Hall on Tuesday the 30th of July from 7pm and at the Council Chambers in Jamestown on Wednesday the 31st of July also from 7pm. Members of the public are strongly encouraged to come along and have their voice heard on the direction they wish the Northern Areas to take across the next seven years.

Mayor Clark added “we had our best attendance for many years at the recently public meeting regarding the Council budget and it was excellent to hear from the local community. We’re quite hopeful that we can again have a strong attendance at both meetings, given that this is the plan for the next seven years”.

Copies of the plan are available to download below or at the Jamestown, Gladstone and Spalding Council offices.

For more information – please contact:   

Colin Byles
Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 8664 1139

Northern Areas Council Strategic Plan Draft - For Public Consultation(8074 kb)

NAC Community Survey Results(740 kb)



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