Council seeks community input
Clarence Valley Council is at the forefront of an initiative urging the community to concentrate on the big picture for the future of the Valley.
Clarence mayor Ian Tiley has launched the plan known as the Clarence Valley Sustainability Initiative.
At the heart of the initiative is a need to rise to the challenge and better safeguard the Valley's unique natural, man-made and cultural assets.
Cr Tiley said council was already involved in a range of sustainability-based actions such as the economic development strategy project and better waste management.
He said the initiative calls on all sectors of the community to work together to help shape and create a sustainable future for the Clarence Valley.
In its leadership role, council was keen to motivate, facilitate and support the community in this endeavour.
A draft framework document is available on the CVC's website, www.clarence.nsw.gov.au and is also available for viewing at council offices and libraries.
Cr Tiley said the document detailed council's approach to protecting and managing the values of the Valley and its communities in a strategic and integrated manner.
It provided a draft vision for the future and key goals to work towards, based on community values and ideals identified over the past 25 years.
The draft framework document was a valuable community reference on sustainability as it related to the Clarence Valley.
Council encourages residents to make comment on the initiative up to October 31, particularly on values, goals and vision statements contained within the document.
Comments can be made by writing to the general manager, Clarence Valley Council, Locked Bag 23, Grafton 2460, or by emailing to email@example.com
"On behalf of council I commend the initiative," Cr Tiley said.