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Community Strategic Plan - Have your say

Following each council election, it's our responsibility to review the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan. This plan outlines the community's vision - your vision for us - and what our priorities over the next 10 years will be.

Council needs to adopt the revised North Sydney Community Strategic Plan by June 2018. The Community Strategic Plan must be prepared and delivered as a partnership between Council and the community stakeholders, including state agencies, community groups and individuals. To inform the review we are undertaking an extensive community engagement program to ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to contribute.

The feedback we receive will also be used to prepare the following strategic documents for Council:

  • 3 year Delivery Program including financial estimates
  • 1 year Operational Plan and Budget (including Revenue Policy)
  • Resourcing Strategy made up of the three inter-related components - Long Term Financial Plan, Asset Management Strategy and Workforce Management Strategy

For further background read the Executive Summary in the document library.

The first phase of consultation focuses around what your vision for North Sydney is and there are many ways to have your say:

  • Discussion Forum - What do you want North Sydney to be like in 10 years? What issues need to be addressed as a priority? What is most important to you? Share your comments/suggestions on the online forum (below). Submissions closed 25 March 2018.

  • Story sharing - What do you value most about North Sydney? What’s your fondest memory of living, working or studying in North Sydney? What feature of the North Sydney area could you just not live without? Community members of all ages are encouraged to share their stories and experiences via Facebook and Twitter about the North Sydney local government area. We ask that contributions be kept positive - this is a "positive online space", there are other feedback mechanisms for advising Council of areas for improvement, service requests etc. Stories can also be submitted below or sent by email/post. Stories submitted after 25 March 2018 will still be accepted.

  • #northsydneylife photo competition - Take a photo of your favourite location or feature in the North Sydney area and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #northsydneylife. Community members of all ages are encouraged to share what they love most about the North Sydney local government area. Council will choose 10 finalists from the entries received which will we put to a peer vote for "favourite photo". The winner will receive a $250 gift card. For terms and conditions refer to the Document Library. Photos can also be sent by email. Entries closed midnight 25 March 2018 (extended).

  • Children's artwork - children (0-12 years) are encouraged to visually depict their vision for North Sydney's future on a supplied "window template" (see photo). Council has written to all local childcare services and primary schools encouraging participation. Phone 9936 8463 or email to receive your "window" template. Submissions close Friday 6 April 2018.

  • Video competition - young people (12 to 24 years) are encouraged to visually depict their vision for North Sydney's future via a short video (maximum 2 minutes duration). Videos must be uploaded to Council's Facebook page or submitted on USB/CD. Council will choose 10 finalists from the entries received which we will put to a peer vote for "favourite video". The winner will receive a $250 gift card. For terms and conditions refer to the Document Library. Entries closed midnight Sunday 25 March 2018.

  • Workshops - various themed focus groups will be held in February/March:
    - Families and Children: held 7 February and 13 February. More information.
    - Visitor Economy: held 8 March.
    - Older Persons: held 20 March (Session 1) and 22 March (Session 2). More information.
    - Innovation/Smart Cities: held 22 March.
    - Businesses: Wednesday 28 March, 2.30pm to 5pm at Stanton Library Conference Room, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney. Register here.

  • Map your feedback - via the online map, drop a "pin" showing the location of your issue/feedback and provide a short description. Entries closed Sunday 25 March 2018.

  • Submissions - general submissions are invited via the online submission form or alternatively send to:

    Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au(External link)
    Mail - General Manager
    North Sydney Council
    PO Box 12
    NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

We will have a stall at a number of local markets during February and March - check 'key dates' for more information.

More information: contact Jenny Gleeson or Katrina Furjanc, Integrated Planning and Special Projects Department on 9936 8100.

Selected artworks, photos and stories will feature in the final Community Strategic Plan document.

Following each council election, it's our responsibility to review the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan. This plan outlines the community's vision - your vision for us - and what our priorities over the next 10 years will be.

Council needs to adopt the revised North Sydney Community Strategic Plan by June 2018. The Community Strategic Plan must be prepared and delivered as a partnership between Council and the community stakeholders, including state agencies, community groups and individuals. To inform the review we are undertaking an extensive community engagement program to ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to contribute.

The feedback we receive will also be used to prepare the following strategic documents for Council:

  • 3 year Delivery Program including financial estimates
  • 1 year Operational Plan and Budget (including Revenue Policy)
  • Resourcing Strategy made up of the three inter-related components - Long Term Financial Plan, Asset Management Strategy and Workforce Management Strategy

For further background read the Executive Summary in the document library.

The first phase of consultation focuses around what your vision for North Sydney is and there are many ways to have your say:

  • Discussion Forum - What do you want North Sydney to be like in 10 years? What issues need to be addressed as a priority? What is most important to you? Share your comments/suggestions on the online forum (below). Submissions closed 25 March 2018.

  • Story sharing - What do you value most about North Sydney? What’s your fondest memory of living, working or studying in North Sydney? What feature of the North Sydney area could you just not live without? Community members of all ages are encouraged to share their stories and experiences via Facebook and Twitter about the North Sydney local government area. We ask that contributions be kept positive - this is a "positive online space", there are other feedback mechanisms for advising Council of areas for improvement, service requests etc. Stories can also be submitted below or sent by email/post. Stories submitted after 25 March 2018 will still be accepted.

  • #northsydneylife photo competition - Take a photo of your favourite location or feature in the North Sydney area and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #northsydneylife. Community members of all ages are encouraged to share what they love most about the North Sydney local government area. Council will choose 10 finalists from the entries received which will we put to a peer vote for "favourite photo". The winner will receive a $250 gift card. For terms and conditions refer to the Document Library. Photos can also be sent by email. Entries closed midnight 25 March 2018 (extended).

  • Children's artwork - children (0-12 years) are encouraged to visually depict their vision for North Sydney's future on a supplied "window template" (see photo). Council has written to all local childcare services and primary schools encouraging participation. Phone 9936 8463 or email to receive your "window" template. Submissions close Friday 6 April 2018.

  • Video competition - young people (12 to 24 years) are encouraged to visually depict their vision for North Sydney's future via a short video (maximum 2 minutes duration). Videos must be uploaded to Council's Facebook page or submitted on USB/CD. Council will choose 10 finalists from the entries received which we will put to a peer vote for "favourite video". The winner will receive a $250 gift card. For terms and conditions refer to the Document Library. Entries closed midnight Sunday 25 March 2018.

  • Workshops - various themed focus groups will be held in February/March:
    - Families and Children: held 7 February and 13 February. More information.
    - Visitor Economy: held 8 March.
    - Older Persons: held 20 March (Session 1) and 22 March (Session 2). More information.
    - Innovation/Smart Cities: held 22 March.
    - Businesses: Wednesday 28 March, 2.30pm to 5pm at Stanton Library Conference Room, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney. Register here.

  • Map your feedback - via the online map, drop a "pin" showing the location of your issue/feedback and provide a short description. Entries closed Sunday 25 March 2018.

  • Submissions - general submissions are invited via the online submission form or alternatively send to:

    Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au(External link)
    Mail - General Manager
    North Sydney Council
    PO Box 12
    NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

We will have a stall at a number of local markets during February and March - check 'key dates' for more information.

More information: contact Jenny Gleeson or Katrina Furjanc, Integrated Planning and Special Projects Department on 9936 8100.

Selected artworks, photos and stories will feature in the final Community Strategic Plan document.

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