A year in the making, the landmark Barossa Community Plan, was formally adopted by Council at last week’s meeting.
The aspirational Plan provides a 20 year vision for the community and reflects more than 500 public comments received during two stages of public consultation.
Mayor Bob Sloane said the Plan is a flagship example of how community input can influence decision making.
“We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this Plan by providing their feedback,” he said.
“We are immensely proud of the way the community engaged with us and how that feedback has helped shape the final document which will become the foundation for all strategic decision made by Council over the next 20 years.
“We strongly believe the Plan is a genuine reflection of community sentiment and will hold us in good stead as we plan for the future of the Barossa.”
The Plan shows commitment to the values of Land and Place, Community, Leadership and Achievement, with targets that reflect five key themes: Natural Environment and Built Heritage; Community and Culture; Infrastructure; Health and Wellbeing; Business and Employment.
The Plan also features logos for each of the key strategic themes. These logos have been developed to act as visual tools for the community, enabling people to recognise the alignment between specific projects and services delivered by Council, with a strategic area of the Community Plan.
Mayor Sloane said, the logos will be used widely across all areas of Council and will become an integral part of how Council communicates with the community.
“We want people to be able to recognise these logos and understand how they contribute to creating a better Barossa, and align with the Community Plan” he said.
“We look forward to working with the Community to implement the ambitious Community Plan. We are confident this Plan will help us create a better Barossa, by working collaboratively with community, different tiers of government and other service providers.”