Community Strategic Plan Review - Phase 1 submissions closed 25 March 2018

Consultation has concluded

Phase 1 consultation has now concluded. To view the draft plan and supporting documents visit. https://yoursay.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/ipr-framework-review

Voting has closed for #northsydneylife photo competition.

Background

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 undertook 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.

During the first phase of consultation (December 2017 to March 2018) we provided many ways to share your long term vision for North Sydney:

  • Discussion Forum - Over 300 comments were posted across the three topics - What do you want North Sydney to be like in 10 years? (99 responses), What issues need to be addressed as a priority? (114 responses) and What is most important to you? (89 responses). Respondents could interact with posts showing whether they were in support of another person’s contribution or add a related comment. The issues raised were wide ranging. View comments below.
  • Submissions - 46 submissions were received, via a mix of formats including online forms, emails, letters as well as hard copy forms completed at the Information Stalls.
  • Mapping Tool - 58 pins were placed, inclusive of pins placed on the large scale hard copy map made available at the Information Stalls. View comments below.
  • Focus Groups - various themed sessions were held:
    - Families and Children: held 7 February and 13 February. More information.
    - Visitor Economy: held 8 March. More information.
    - Older Persons: held 20 March (Session 1) and 22 March (Session 2). More information.
    - Innovation/Smart Cities: held 22 March. More information.
    - Businesses: held Wednesday 28 March. More information.
  • Story sharing - Community members of all ages were are encouraged to share their stories and experiences via Facebook, Twitter or the online form. These were positive stories about the North Sydney area, what they liked most, favourite memory etc. Click here to see one of the stories that we turned into a video. View the other stories submitted below comments on the below.
  • #northsydneylife photo competition - We provided a chance to take a photo of your favourite location or feature in the North Sydney area and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #northsydneylife. Of the 57 entries, Council has chosen our top 10 which we have put to a peer vote for "favourite photo". Voting closed 15 June 2018. The winner will receive a $250 gift card.
  • Children's artwork - over 300 children (0-12 years) have visually depicted their vision for North Sydney's future on a supplied "window template" (see photo). Entries will be displayed at Stanton Library during July 2018.

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

More information: contact Jenny Gleeson, Manager Integrated Planning and Special Projects on 9936 8100.

Phase 1 consultation has now concluded. To view the draft plan and supporting documents visit. https://yoursay.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/ipr-framework-review

Voting has closed for #northsydneylife photo competition.

Background

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 undertook 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.

During the first phase of consultation (December 2017 to March 2018) we provided many ways to share your long term vision for North Sydney:

  • Discussion Forum - Over 300 comments were posted across the three topics - What do you want North Sydney to be like in 10 years? (99 responses), What issues need to be addressed as a priority? (114 responses) and What is most important to you? (89 responses). Respondents could interact with posts showing whether they were in support of another person’s contribution or add a related comment. The issues raised were wide ranging. View comments below.
  • Submissions - 46 submissions were received, via a mix of formats including online forms, emails, letters as well as hard copy forms completed at the Information Stalls.
  • Mapping Tool - 58 pins were placed, inclusive of pins placed on the large scale hard copy map made available at the Information Stalls. View comments below.
  • Focus Groups - various themed sessions were held:
    - Families and Children: held 7 February and 13 February. More information.
    - Visitor Economy: held 8 March. More information.
    - Older Persons: held 20 March (Session 1) and 22 March (Session 2). More information.
    - Innovation/Smart Cities: held 22 March. More information.
    - Businesses: held Wednesday 28 March. More information.
  • Story sharing - Community members of all ages were are encouraged to share their stories and experiences via Facebook, Twitter or the online form. These were positive stories about the North Sydney area, what they liked most, favourite memory etc. Click here to see one of the stories that we turned into a video. View the other stories submitted below comments on the below.
  • #northsydneylife photo competition - We provided a chance to take a photo of your favourite location or feature in the North Sydney area and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #northsydneylife. Of the 57 entries, Council has chosen our top 10 which we have put to a peer vote for "favourite photo". Voting closed 15 June 2018. The winner will receive a $250 gift card.
  • Children's artwork - over 300 children (0-12 years) have visually depicted their vision for North Sydney's future on a supplied "window template" (see photo). Entries will be displayed at Stanton Library during July 2018.

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

More information: contact Jenny Gleeson, Manager Integrated Planning and Special Projects on 9936 8100.

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