Community Consultation

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Council is committed to community consultation to keep members of our community informed and are involved in Council's decision-making which affects them and the community.

Council’s commitment to and how Council will conduct community engagement and consultation is outlined in Council's Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Strategy.

Upcoming Community Consultations

Please see below list of community consultations which have been announced.

Public Notices of Community Consultation Events

At its Ordinary meeting held 24 May 2022, Council resolved to place the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 on public exhibition for 28 days and invite submissions from the public.

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 sets out how Council will take steps to make the Uralla Shire community more accessible and inclusive of people living with disability by addressing:

  • community attitudes and behaviours
  • liveable communities
  • employment
  • systems and processes

The Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 will be on public exhibition from 25 May 2022 until 22 June 2022. Click on the link below to view or download the document:

Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026(PDF, 3MB)

Submissions must be made in writing and can be submitted by email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au or by letter to the General Manager at PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358.

Submissions close 5:00pm on Wednesday, 22 June 2022.

At its Ordinary meeting held 24 May 2022, Council resolved to place the Draft Delivery Program 2022-2026 and Draft Operational Plan 2022-2023 (including Statement of Revenue, Budget and Fees and Charges) on public exhibition from 25 May 2022 until 22 June 2022.

The documents are available to view or download through the links below:

Uralla Shire Council four-year Delivery Program 2022-2026(PDF, 1MB)

Uralla Shire Council annual Operational Plan 2022-2023(PDF, 9MB)

These strategic documents are part of Council’s suite of Integrated Planning and Reporting documents.

The Delivery Program sets out the principle activities that Council’s will undertake to deliver against the Community Strategic Plan over a four year term.

The Operational Plan sets out the actions that Council will undertake to deliver the activities in the four-year Delivery Program, and includes the Statement of Revenue, Budget and Fees and Charges.

Council is seeking your feedback on these strategic documents for consideration at its Ordinary Meeting to be held Tuesday, 28 June 2022.

During and following this public exhibition process, Council has resolved to engage an independent financial expert to assist Council with the review of the draft 2022-2023 budget to identify any further saving and revenue options, including:

  1. the forecast fees and charges revenue
  2. kerbside collections optimum service delivery method
  3. optimised staffing costs
  4. retaining services within budget

The independent review of the draft 2022-2023 budget will occur both during the public consultation period and in the first quarter of the 2022-23 financial year.

Submissions on the draft documents must be made in writing and can be submitted by email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au [Ref: U21/6484] or by letter to the General Manager at PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358.

Submissions close 5:00pm on Wednesday, 22 June 2022.

Following representations and support from the Uralla community, Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to change the name of Pioneer Park to correspond with the Fibonacci-themed elements of the park upgrade.

The proposal to rename the park is now on public exhibition and Council invites the community to complete a survey and provide feedback on the proposed name change.

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Survey - Community Feedback on Proposed Name Change: Pioneer Park

Paper copies of the survey are also available for collection at Council’s Customer Service Centre and at the Uralla Library.

The survey will be open from 19 May 2022 until 5:00pm Thursday, 30 June 2022.

Surveys must be completed either through the link above or can be returned to Council’s Customer Service Centre or at the Uralla Library.

Submissions on the proposed name change must be made in writing and can be submitted by email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au or by letter to the General Manager at PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358.

Submissions close 5:00pm on Thursday, 30 June 2022.

At its Extraordinary Meeting held 10 May 2022, Council resolved to publicly exhibit the Uralla Shire Draft Workforce Management Strategy 2022 for a period of 28 days.

The Workforce Management Strategy is a proactive, 4-year document that shapes the capacity and capability of the workforce to achieve Council’s strategic goals and objectives.

The Workforce Management Strategy identifies how future staffing and skills requirements will be met, such as through recruitment, staff progression and development, internal redeployment, and succession planning.

Click on the link below to view or download the Draft Workforce Management Strategy 2022.

Draft Workforce Management Strategy 2022(PDF, 2MB)

Submissions on the Draft Workforce Management Strategy 2022 should be addressed to the Office of the General Manager, PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358 or by email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au.

Written submissions can be made to Council from 12 May 2022 until 5:00pm on Friday, 10 June 2022.

At the April Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to publicly exhibit the Uralla Township and Environs Committee Terms of Reference for a period of 28 days.

The objectives of the Committee is to provide strategic advice to Council on the future development and redevelopment of public spaces in and near the township of Uralla.

Click on the link below to view or download the amended draft Uralla Township and Environs Committee Terms of Reference 2022.

Draft Uralla Township and Environs Terms of Reference 2022(PDF, 647KB)

Submissions on the draft Terms of Reference should be addressed to the Office of the General Manager (Ref UINT/22/5372) PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358 or by email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au.

Written submissions can be made to Council from 11 May 2022 until 5:00pm on Tuesday, 7 June 2022.

 

Documents on Public Exhibition

All items open for public comment are listed online on Council’s Public Notices page, posted on Council’s facebook page, as well as listed in Council’s monthly newsletters.

Submissions are to be received in writing and can be sent by letter Attention: Office of the General Manager, PO Box 06, Uralla NSW 2358 or via email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au.

Public Forums

To facilitate open communication with the community, members of the public are welcome to address Council during Council meetings. To speak at a public forum in a Council meeting, a person must make an application in writing identifying the item of business they wish to address.

Click here for more information on how to register to speak at an upcoming Council meeting.