“Exciting times are ahead,” declared Mayor Joe Paronella when announcing the adoption of the Corporate Plan 2017-2021 which sets the strategic direction of Council for the next five years.
“This document sets the priorities for the organisation to become a Local Government leader, providing increased focus on innovation and community. The plan is future focused and aims to enable capability for the Tablelands community to be competitive and smart in a global era.
“It is an achievable strategic focus for sustainable development and growth which builds on the aspirations of our communities.
“The Plan is about growing the Tablelands economy and its businesses, while providing a high quality living environment that will attract and retain a talented workforce,” said Mayor Joe Paronella.
The Plan establishes four key priorities for Council including strong economies, vibrant communities, smart centres and visioning towards 2050 which will shape long-term and short-term annual budget and resource needs, focusing the activity of Councillors and staff.
“We envision the Tablelands as a region where we prosper and enjoy an enviable lifestyle within a pristine environment, realising our full potential in smart, connected rural communities.
“Our mission is to do all within our power to serve the citizens of the Tablelands, to leverage smart technologies, support growth, provide sustainable infrastructure and enviable lifestyles.
CEO Hurriyet Babacan confirmed that to deliver the vision and mission outlined in the Corporate Plan, the organisation will develop operational plans which are innovative, efficient and can deliver outcomes.
“An organisational culture of performance and ‘can do’ attitude will enable us to continue to provide services and programs that meet our community needs into the future.
“We will do the best we can with available resources, but will seek to expand the resources available beyond rates, fees and charges. We will also work with integrity and honesty whilst continuing to apply diverse strategies that develop on quadruple bottom lines of economy, community, environment and culture.”
The Corporate Plan 2017-2021 is available online or from Customer Service Centres.