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Council calls for input into its plan

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March 14, 2017

Benalla Rural City Council is seeking community input into the development of its Council Plan 2017-2021.

Benalla Rural City Council is seeking community input into the development of its Council Plan 2017-2021.

The Council Plan is the strategic document that puts forward a vision of how the council will respond to the opportunities and challenges facing Benalla Rural City during the next four years.

It guides the strategic direction and work of the council.

Through a series of open house sessions across the region, the council is asking for feedback from the community.

‘‘The sessions provide the opportunity for those who live, work, or are connected to the Rural City to have direct input into the development of the council’s priorities over the next four years,’’ Mayor Don Firth said.

The consultative open-house sessions explore issues including what the council can do over the next four years to build on its achievements and strengths, identify key challenges and issues, and consider where resources might be targeted.

‘‘The open-house sessions encourage people to walk in, browse information about the council, and contribute their thoughts and opinions. I encourage you to come to a session that is convenient for you to have your say,’’ Cr Firth said.

Open house sessions:

● Benalla Town Hall: Tuesday, March 21, from 10am to noon;

●Baddaginnie Jubilee Hall: Tuesday, March 21, from 7pm to 9pm;

●Benalla Town Hall: Thursday, March 23, from 4pm to 6pm;

●Benalla CWA Hall, Bridge St: Monday, March 27, from 7pm to 9pm;

● Swanpool and District Memorial Hall: Tuesday, March 28, from 7pm to 9pm;

●CWA Hall, Bridge St Benalla: Saturday, April 1, from 10am to noon.

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