Cardinia Shire community consultation opportunities abound

Published: 9 March 2017

Cardinia Shire Council has four new topics open for community consultation and community members are being encouraged to get online and get involved.

Currently, community members can provide feedback in relation to the following:

  • Child, Youth and Family Strategy survey, closing at 5pm, Friday 10 March
  • Disability, Access and Inclusion Plan 2017–21, closing at 5pm, Sunday 12 March
  • Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategy survey, closing at 5pm, Monday 3 April
  • Age Friendly survey, closing at 5pm, Sunday 30 April

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Brett Owen urged community members to take advantage of such opportunities to be involved saying feedback from these consultations help direct the planning and projects that Council does.

“This is your chance to get involved and to make a difference in shaping the future of our shire. The feedback collected through the community consultation process is crucial to ensuring Council is effectively serving your needs and interests,” Cr Brett Owen said.

“There are consultations opening up all the time, and it’s the best way for you to have your voice heard on key topics and projects. I would strongly encourage you to jump on the Council website and see if there’s anything on there that may impact the way you live in Cardinia Shire.”

Community members can have their say on any of the current consultations by:

In addition to the above, Council is hosting three Open House sessions across the shire Saturday 18 March 2017, where community members can ask questions about the Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategy and provide their feedback in person:

  • 9–11am at Emerald Library, 400A Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald
  • 12–2pm at Pakenham Library, Cnr John St & Henry St, Pakenham
  • 3–5pm at Hewitt Eco House Community House, 215 Rossiter Rd, Koo Wee Rup