Community Strategic Plan - Think 2050

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Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who has been involved and shared your thoughts and ideas to help inform the development of the Community Strategic Plan. Over the last year we have been actively seeking to hear all voices from our community, through a range of engagement including: surveys, ideas walls, focus groups, an online symposium, pop up stalls and round table sessions.

Your ideas will help inform the community’s long term vision for our Region and identifies objectives and strategies to achieve this vision.

We're reviewing your feedback and will report back in the next few months. Key stakeholder groups and the community will have the opportunity to provide further input before the draft CSP is developed.

We have collated the feedback from an earlier round table session, along with previous focus groups and surveys to help refine the themes, aspirations and vision.


What is the purpose of the Community Strategic Plan?

The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is an overarching 10 year plan that is prepared by Council and the community based on community priorities. The plan reflects our combined aspirations for the future and enables Council to coordinate its funding priorities, activities and services.

Our CSP should:

  • Inform the strategic decision-making that will shape our future community and environment;
  • Protect and enhance the community’s values and everything that makes our region unique;
  • Pave the way for the future by anticipating change and the impacts of that change on the community, economy and environment; and
  • Achieve inclusivity, sustainability, accountability and innovation in service delivery.

We all have an interest in our place and we all have the opportunity to Think 2050 and create our future together.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved and shared your thoughts and ideas to help inform the development of the Community Strategic Plan. Over the last year we have been actively seeking to hear all voices from our community, through a range of engagement including: surveys, ideas walls, focus groups, an online symposium, pop up stalls and round table sessions.

Your ideas will help inform the community’s long term vision for our Region and identifies objectives and strategies to achieve this vision.

We're reviewing your feedback and will report back in the next few months. Key stakeholder groups and the community will have the opportunity to provide further input before the draft CSP is developed.

We have collated the feedback from an earlier round table session, along with previous focus groups and surveys to help refine the themes, aspirations and vision.


What is the purpose of the Community Strategic Plan?

The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is an overarching 10 year plan that is prepared by Council and the community based on community priorities. The plan reflects our combined aspirations for the future and enables Council to coordinate its funding priorities, activities and services.

Our CSP should:

  • Inform the strategic decision-making that will shape our future community and environment;
  • Protect and enhance the community’s values and everything that makes our region unique;
  • Pave the way for the future by anticipating change and the impacts of that change on the community, economy and environment; and
  • Achieve inclusivity, sustainability, accountability and innovation in service delivery.

We all have an interest in our place and we all have the opportunity to Think 2050 and create our future together.

Consultation has concluded
  • Thank you for your feedback

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    Thank you to everyone who has been involved and shared your thoughts and ideas to help inform the development of the Community Strategic Plan. Over the last year we have been actively seeking to hear all voices from our community, through a range of engagement including: surveys, ideas walls, focus groups, an online symposium, pop up stalls and round table sessions.

    Your ideas will help inform the community’s long term vision for our Region and identifies objectives and strategies to achieve this vision.

    We're reviewing your feedback and will report back in the next few months. Key stakeholder groups and the community will have the opportunity to provide further input before the draft CSP is developed.

    We have collated the feedback from an earlier round table session, along with previous focus groups and surveys to help refine the themes, aspirations and vision.


  • Refining our emerging themes - Round Table session 1

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    Thank you to everyone who took part in our first online Round Table session Thursday 29 October and for contributing ideas and helping to refine the Outcomes, Aspirations and Community Vision for the Community Strategic Plan.

    In the session, we had 60 participants work in small groups to discuss refining the emerging themes and creating a vision for the future.

    The community has told us that sustainable, community-focused, inclusive, connective and interactive are all-important to Port-Macquarie Hastings Region future. Check out what our community said below!

    If you missed the first session but would like to be part of the conversations, we invite you to come along to a second Round Table on Saturday 28 November between 10am-1pm to define our actions for the future and we would love to hear your thoughts.



  • FUTUREThink - online symposium

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    Get set for our FUTUREThink online symposium – an inspiring, collaborative event over two evenings, live streamed from our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

    Join keynote speakers Melissa Neighbour from Future Crunch and Joshua Karras from United Nations Association of Australia on Tuesday 29 September, 7:00 pm -8:00 pm, as they take us on a journey to transform the way you think about the future. Then, hear from our local Think 2050 ambassadors on our community panel, Thursday 1 October, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities when planning how we live, work and play in our places in the 21st Century.

    This special event is part of our Community Strategic Plan THINK 2050 engagement program, to get you thinking and talking BIG ideas for the future of our region.

    To find out more, visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/futurethink






  • We're changing how we engage with you

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    We are receiving some great feedback from the community.

    We’re changing how we engage with you on projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are about to kick off a series of online engagement activities.

    We invite the community to register to attend one of our upcoming focus group sessions held from July to September 2020. Our first sessions will be held in late July and will be discussions on culture and wellbeing.

    Visit our Community Strategic Plan website to register and learn more about other engagement activities.