Developing a Community Plan for Bonny Hills

Consultation has concluded

Bonny Hills coastline

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has been working with the Bonny Hills Community over the past 6 months to understand what they love about their place and how they see it evolving in the future. This has enabled Council in partnership with the community to develop a draft Community Plan.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area is home to a number of vibrant towns, villages and communities, each with its own unique history, character, urban amenity, community and vision for their future. These communities also have common threads in their past, present and the opportunities and challenges that each will face in their future.

In 2017, Council developed a new format for Engaging and Communicating with Our Communities (ECWOC) forums across our region. The community feedback derived from these community consultations forms the basis for constructing each area’s ‘Community Plan’. These plans are a community-led blueprint which reflect the aspirations, strengths and what is special or unique about a community; the character, lifestyle, urban amenity, social image, economy and environment, and the vision that the community has for its future.

At the heart of Community Planning is a dynamic and participatory process that allows communities to have their voice heard and enables them identify priorities and actions to achieve their vision - the responsibility of which will be shared between the community and Council. Refer Appendix 1 – PMHC Community Planning Process.Ongoing community planning is a key process in developing a strong partnership between Council and the community and will enable Council to:

  • Understand the issues and priorities for each community;
  • Understand what our communities value;
  • Assess these priorities in relationship to Council’s operational plan development;
  • Encourage community-led place development;

Developing the Bonny Hills Community Plan

The Bonny Hills Community Plan is the first to be developed by Council and is a pilot for further plans to be developed for each of the other communities within the LGA. Piloting this approach with a proactive community such as the Bonny Hills community, which has done so much work to date in identifying their vision was key to the development of this program.

The Bonny Hills Community Plan has been developed as a result of consultation and engagement with the Bonny Hills Progress Association and the wider community during October 2017 to June 2018.

Have Your Say

We need your assistance to review the draft plan and provide feedback and input into the priority actions moving forward.

To share your views, please use the Ideas or Submission tab below or send an email with your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Further details may be obtained by contacting Beau Spry on (02) 6581 8111 or by email at beau.spry@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has been working with the Bonny Hills Community over the past 6 months to understand what they love about their place and how they see it evolving in the future. This has enabled Council in partnership with the community to develop a draft Community Plan.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area is home to a number of vibrant towns, villages and communities, each with its own unique history, character, urban amenity, community and vision for their future. These communities also have common threads in their past, present and the opportunities and challenges that each will face in their future.

In 2017, Council developed a new format for Engaging and Communicating with Our Communities (ECWOC) forums across our region. The community feedback derived from these community consultations forms the basis for constructing each area’s ‘Community Plan’. These plans are a community-led blueprint which reflect the aspirations, strengths and what is special or unique about a community; the character, lifestyle, urban amenity, social image, economy and environment, and the vision that the community has for its future.

At the heart of Community Planning is a dynamic and participatory process that allows communities to have their voice heard and enables them identify priorities and actions to achieve their vision - the responsibility of which will be shared between the community and Council. Refer Appendix 1 – PMHC Community Planning Process.Ongoing community planning is a key process in developing a strong partnership between Council and the community and will enable Council to:

  • Understand the issues and priorities for each community;
  • Understand what our communities value;
  • Assess these priorities in relationship to Council’s operational plan development;
  • Encourage community-led place development;

Developing the Bonny Hills Community Plan

The Bonny Hills Community Plan is the first to be developed by Council and is a pilot for further plans to be developed for each of the other communities within the LGA. Piloting this approach with a proactive community such as the Bonny Hills community, which has done so much work to date in identifying their vision was key to the development of this program.

The Bonny Hills Community Plan has been developed as a result of consultation and engagement with the Bonny Hills Progress Association and the wider community during October 2017 to June 2018.

Have Your Say

We need your assistance to review the draft plan and provide feedback and input into the priority actions moving forward.

To share your views, please use the Ideas or Submission tab below or send an email with your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Further details may be obtained by contacting Beau Spry on (02) 6581 8111 or by email at beau.spry@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Bonny Hills Submission

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 10 June 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 10 June 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Consultation has concluded