Feedback sought for City of Vincent draft community strategic plan

City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole.
City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole.

THE result of City of Vincent’s biggest community consultation process to date is now available for public comment to help shape its future.

The Imagine Vincent community consultation process was launched in June 2017 with a full day workshop and consisted of surveys and events that more than 1000 people contributed more than 4200 ideas to.

The feedback was used to help shape the City’s Draft Strategic Community Plan, which has been released for further community feedback before council gives its final approval.

Priorities are an enhanced environment, accessible city, connected community, thriving places, sensitive design and innovation and accountability.

The vision statement reads: “In 2028, the city of Vincent is a leafy and vibrant 24 hour city, which is synonymous with quality design and sustainability. Its diverse population is supported in their innovative endeavours by a council that says yes.”

Mayor Emma Cole said it took three months of “very deep diving into community engagements” to establish what residents wanted for the future.

“It is the widest, broadest and deepest community engagement the City has undertaken,” she said.

“I hope that the (document) wording rings true and when a community member in the Imagine Vincent process (reads this) document they will feel a piece of them is reflected back in this,” she said.

“Being true to the language, we tried to mess with the feedback as little as possible but frame it as a simply read, easily presentable strategic plan, and those things can often, in policy writing, be the hardest things to achieve.”

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