Campaspe Shire held a community meeting at Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve on Wednesday as part of its Campaspe: Our Future consultation program.ELAINE COONEY June 24, 2014 3:20am
Campaspe Shire councillor Carol Howell and Yolanda McKindlay at the Campaspe: Our Future workshop. Photo: Elaine Cooney
Fewer than 10 community members attended the Campaspe: Our Future workshop at Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve on Wednesday.
A series of workshops, run by independent consultant firm Straight Talk, is aimed at helping council put together its 20-year plan.
Moama resident Yolanda McKindlay spoke about what attracted international visitors to the region.
She said one of her recent guests from overseas came to attend the Riverboats Music Festival.
Ms McKindlay said the region had the potential to draw visitors if it increased its number of festivals and arts events.
She suggested a garden festival could be held.
The group ran a vision-based exercise so residents could say what future they wanted for Campaspe Shire.
One of the recurring visions was the need for ‘‘green spaces’’ and ‘‘connectedness’’.
Attendee Judy Anderson said she envisioned a safe and progressive community.
Campaspe Shire councillor Paul Jarman wished for a growing, healthy community that was more culturally connected.
The group was asked to prioritise themes such as liveability and social inclusion.
Straight Talk senior consultant Nicola Wass said the prioritising exercise was important for council.
‘‘Councils have to make difficult choices and the priorities of the community are important,’’ she said.
She said the results of the workshops would be included in Campaspe Shire’s draft plan.
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