Economic and Social Plans Adopted
New economic and social plans for Pittwater were adopted by Council at its meeting this week.
The plans developed over a period of 12 months involved extensive community engagement and wide consultation with local businesses and residents.
Mayor Rose said the plans outline strategies for stimulating business activity and providing community based services to residents between 2012 and 2016.
“Pittwater’s economic development plan is a first for the local area, having been developed in response to state government calls for NSW councils to help local businesses better plan for future growth,” said Mayor Rose.
With the theme of ‘working locally – connecting globally’, Pittwater’s economic development plan is based around a set of discussion papers including towns & villages; business infrastructure and networks; strengthening the local economy and emerging business issues.
The Council’s social plan for the next four years was also adopted at this week’s Council meeting.
The theme of the social plan is ‘Live, Connect, and Participate’, with the plan acknowledging the strong connections the community has to the Pittwater area.
The plan examines priorities for the community related to factors such as feeling connected; health & wellbeing; getting around Pittwater and housing choice.
Community Services Manager Lindsay Godfrey said both plans will guide the Council’s budget and operational planning in terms of providing services and facilities for local businesses and residents.
Contact: Lindsay Godfrey
Phone: 9970 1166