Residents urged to attend 10-year plan workshops

Large crowds turned out to a workshop in Bealiba last week to discuss the community’s unique qualities and future priorities as part of the Central Goldfields Shire’s 10-year community plans.

Running throughout February, the Central Goldfields Shire 10-year Community Plan Project is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and will see a further six workshops held in communities across the shire in coming weeks.

Around 30 people attended Bealiba’s workshop, including Central Goldfields Shire adminis- trator Karen Douglas, who said the workshops are an opportunity to discuss “brilliant” community ideas.

“We had a fantastic response from Bealiba and everyone that came contributed, community members had made something like 39 points to be addressed, either ideas or challenges and they were really thoughtful challenges,” she said.

Workshops are open to everyone and are an interactive chance to talk together, add ideas and set priorities for local communities. Workshops run from 6 to 8.30 pm and will be held at the Timor Hall on Wednesday, February 12, at the Dunolly Town Hall on Thursday, February 13 and at the Majorca Town Hall on Tuesday, February 18.

Workshops will also be held at the Maryborough Community Hub on Wednesday, February 19, at the Betley Mechanics Institute Hall on Wednesday, February 26 and concluding at the Talbot ANA Hall on Thursday, February 27.

More information on the workshops and 10-year plans can be found online at www.central goldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay.

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