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2017-21 Mansfield Shire Council Plan adopted

June 28, 2017

At its Special meeting held on 27 June 2017, Council adopted its 2017-21 Council Plan.   A copy of the adopted 2017-21 Mansfield Shire Council Plan is available from the following link:

Mansfield Shire Council Plan 2017-21 - adopted 27 June 2017

The Council resolution in relation to the Plan can be read as follows:

Councillors Westendorp/Olver:

That Council:

1. Having publically exhibited and considered written and verbal submissions pursuant to Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, adopt the Mansfield Shire Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan 2017-21, with the following key changes:

a) The insertion of an additional paragraph on page 3 under A message from your Council to highlight the role the diverse range of educational and health services and facilities in driving economic and population growth.

b) The addition of reference to our partnerships with local environmental groups under Strategic Objective 1.2 Council is an effective advocate on behalf of its community.

c) Highlighting Goulburn Murray Water as a key partner in the delivery of tourism and visitor services under Strategic Objective 1.3 Partnerships are strong between key service providers and authorities across the municipality.

d) Amendments to Strategic Objective 2.7 Mansfield’s economy is diverse, with the agility to respond to changing consumer demands including: 

  • A new Strategy around the development of a master plan for the Station Precinct in Year 1.
  • A new Strategy around the updating of the Mansfield Shire Economic Profile based on 2016 Census data in Year 1 as the forerunner of the development of the Economic Development Strategy in Years 2 – 4.
  • Change in the categorisation of the strategy relating to the review of the Economic Development Strategy from something which we influence (ie pink) to one we control (ie blue).

e) Amendment to the wording of Strategic Objective 4.2 to read We are a community that is passionate about arts, culture, heritage and the environment to highlight the community’s passion about the environment.

f) Insertion of a new Strategy under Strategic Objective 4.2 relating to supporting the work undertaken by key environmental groups and organisations, such as Landcare.

g) Use of the recently released 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey results and indicators as the basis of performance measures, replacing the 2016 measures used in the draft Council Plan.

h) Amendments to the Strategic Resource Plan due to the following key changes:

  • An increase of $453,000 in capital grant income due to a recent Roads 2 Recovery funding announcement for 2017-18. 
  • A change in the timing of the Financial Assistance Grants for 2017-18, bringing forward $1.368m into the 2016-17 financial year, and decreasing 2017-18 income by the same amount. 
  • A reduction of $110,000 in financial assistance grants from the Victorian Grants Commission for 2017-18 and future years. 
  • A net increase to the 2016-17 forecast income statement of $78,000 due to a delay of the liquidation of the High Country Library Corporation. 
  • The deletion of a road resealing project in the 2018-19 Capital Works schedule valued at $820,000. 
  • The correction of minor errors which were identified through the public consultation process.

2. Thank all submitters for their participation in the development of the Mansfield Shire Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan 2017-21 and advise them in writing of the reasons for the adoption of the Council Plan as per section 223 (1) d (ii) of the Local Government Act 1989.

3. Give public notice of its decision to adopt the Mansfield Shire Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan 2017-21.

4. Provide a copy of the Mansfield Shire Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan 2017-21 to the Minister for Local Government in accordance with section 125(5) of the Local Government Act 1989.

5. Make a hard copy of the adopted Mansfield Shire Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan 2017-21 available for public inspection at its municipal office and Mansfield Library, and electronic copy available on its website in accordance with section 125(11) of the Local Government Act 1989.

6. Ensure that the concerns raised by submitters in relation to ultra-processed food outlets are addressed in the forthcoming review of the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.