Council to canvas views at market

IF YOU are going to the Pig ‘n’ Calf Market in Warwick today, why not take the time to tell Council about your vision for the future?

In a region first, Council will run “drop-in” stations at the famous Warwick market to gather views from a variety of people for the Southern Downs Community Plan 2030.

People will be able to talk to a Community Plan Project representative from 9am to midday.

Similar sessions will be held at Allora State School between 2:30pm and 3:30pm and at Stanthorpe Library between 3:00pm and 4:00pm tomorrow.

Also tomorrow people can drop in to Ballandean State School, Stanthorpe Library, Warwick Library, or Amiens State School and on Saturday drop in to WIRAC and on Sunday drop into Market in the Mountains in Stanthorpe.

Visit for all details on the drop-ins, or call Council on 4661 0300 or 4681 5500.

Starting on Friday, the Community Plan 2030 project team invites residents to attend “Visioning Workshops” in various locations.

Participants at the workshops can contribute their ideas to the vision for this region, and will also have a chance to win a fantastic local produce prize pack just by attending. Light refreshments will be served.

The Community Visioning Workshops will be held at..

Warwick Fri 12 August 10am–1pm Warwick Town Hall

Stanthorpe Mon 15 August 11am–2pm Civic Centre Supper Room

Killarney Tues 16 August 6.30–8.30pm Killarney Sport and Recreation Hall - Willow Street Killarney

Wallangarra Thurs 18 August 7pm–9pm Wallangarra School of Arts Hall - Merinda St Wallangarra

Leyburn Fri 19 August 9am–12 noon Leyburn Country Women’s Association Hall - MacIntyre St Leyburn

“This plan will be the most important document in Council and will direct the allocation of resources over the next 20 years,” said Mayor Ron Bellingham.

“We want to get as many people’s views as possible so we urge everyone to take part,” Cr Bellingham said.

The development of a Community Plan for the Southern Downs Region is a requirement of the Local Government Act, with all Council’s in Queensland required to adopt a Community Plan by December 21, 2011.

If you would like more information about the Southern Downs Community Plan 2030 please email or phone 4681 5524.

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