Developing a Community Plan for the North Shore

In late 2018, members of the North Shore community came together in a series of Community Think Tank workshops to:

  • Tell us what they like about their community;
  • Draft a vision for the community;
  • Identify key themes for their community and
  • Identify actions that they would like to see delivered in the next 3-5 years.

A Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) for the local community has been established and is currently working together to draft a Community Plan for the area. This Plan will then go out to the community for further input and feedback before being endorsed by Council.

There is still time to be a part of this Action Team. If you would like to shape the future direction of your community, find out more and complete a nomination form.


Vision for the North Shore

“The North Shore is a sustainable and well-connected community that values its natural environment, tranquil lifestyle and rural/coastal character”.


Key Themes

  • Well-connected
  • Natural Environment
  • Recreation and Sustainability
  • Rural / Coastal Character

Priorities of the North Shore Community-Council Action Team

Over the past 3 months, representatives from the local North Shore community have come together with Council to establish a Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) who are developing a Community Plan and Action Plan for the area. The C-CAT has identified the following as the key priority for the community:

  • Erection of a toilet block at Coal Wharf Reserve
  • Extension of hours for the Hibbard Ferry from 6 am to 8 pm
  • Erection of a boat ramp and explore options of a floating jetty

Actions for the North Shore in Council’s 2019/20 Operational Plan

  • $1,900,000 Expenditure on operations and maintenance of two ferry services
  • Implement mitigation actions from Hastings River Flood Plain Risk Management Plan- develop a specific Flood Study
  • Settlement Point Ferry and Hibbard Ferry – upgrade to ferry access and the installation of extra signage
  • Ferry Management – Slipping Settlement Point Ferry

Construction of footpaths in the Local Government Area with $1,000,000 allocated budget:

  • Inclusion of pathways at Hibbard Ferry in Council's Footpath Program

In late 2018, members of the North Shore community came together in a series of Community Think Tank workshops to:

  • Tell us what they like about their community;
  • Draft a vision for the community;
  • Identify key themes for their community and
  • Identify actions that they would like to see delivered in the next 3-5 years.

A Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) for the local community has been established and is currently working together to draft a Community Plan for the area. This Plan will then go out to the community for further input and feedback before being endorsed by Council.

There is still time to be a part of this Action Team. If you would like to shape the future direction of your community, find out more and complete a nomination form.


Vision for the North Shore

“The North Shore is a sustainable and well-connected community that values its natural environment, tranquil lifestyle and rural/coastal character”.


Key Themes

  • Well-connected
  • Natural Environment
  • Recreation and Sustainability
  • Rural / Coastal Character

Priorities of the North Shore Community-Council Action Team

Over the past 3 months, representatives from the local North Shore community have come together with Council to establish a Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) who are developing a Community Plan and Action Plan for the area. The C-CAT has identified the following as the key priority for the community:

  • Erection of a toilet block at Coal Wharf Reserve
  • Extension of hours for the Hibbard Ferry from 6 am to 8 pm
  • Erection of a boat ramp and explore options of a floating jetty

Actions for the North Shore in Council’s 2019/20 Operational Plan

  • $1,900,000 Expenditure on operations and maintenance of two ferry services
  • Implement mitigation actions from Hastings River Flood Plain Risk Management Plan- develop a specific Flood Study
  • Settlement Point Ferry and Hibbard Ferry – upgrade to ferry access and the installation of extra signage
  • Ferry Management – Slipping Settlement Point Ferry

Construction of footpaths in the Local Government Area with $1,000,000 allocated budget:

  • Inclusion of pathways at Hibbard Ferry in Council's Footpath Program
  • Share your thoughts on the North Shore

    We value your opinion! Let us know what you would like to see in your area.

    We will share your thoughts with the Community-Council Action Team at the next meeting and provide you with a feedback.

    Privacy Notification: Information contained in submissions and petitions, including your name, address and contact information, may be made public by exhibition on Council’s website, inclusion in Council reports and publicly accessible register. In limited circumstances, you may apply in writing for suppression of your personal information from a publicly accessible register. Submissions and petitions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public

    We value your opinion! Let us know what you would like to see in your area.

    We will share your thoughts with the Community-Council Action Team at the next meeting and provide you with a feedback.

    Privacy Notification: Information contained in submissions and petitions, including your name, address and contact information, may be made public by exhibition on Council’s website, inclusion in Council reports and publicly accessible register. In limited circumstances, you may apply in writing for suppression of your personal information from a publicly accessible register. Submissions and petitions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Further information on how Council handles personal information can be found in our Privacy Statement located on Council’s website.

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