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

Council has prepared the LTFP 2022-31 and has recommended that this Plan be put on Public Exhibition for 28 days. To ensure ample time for residents and ratepayers to respond, an extended period of Public Exhibition has been applied, with submissions due by 5pm Monday 25 October.

The document draft Long Term Financial Plan 2022 – 2031 can be viewed here.

A guide has been developed to assist the community with the consultation process:

Long Term Financial Plan 2022 – 2021 Explained can be viewed here.

The key objective of the Long Term Financial Plan remains the achievement of financial sustainability across the short, medium any longer term whilst still achieving Council’s broader vision and community goals.

Council needs to deliver infrastructure and services as required by legislation, and additional services as required by the community, within its resources.

As a commitment to Community Engagement and communication the Council request your feedback through the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USC-LTFP

Your input will help Council to make decisions that work towards a balanced budget for long-term sustainability and to secure the continuing independence of the Shire.

Written submissions can be made to Council until 5pm, 25 October 2021.

Submissions or enquiries can be submitted by letter addressed to the Office of the General Manager, PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358 or by email to council@uralla.nsw.gov.au.

Residents and ratepayers without internet access are invited to contact Council Customer Service on (02) 6778 6300 to request a pack of consultation materials to be mailed to them.

At its Ordinary Meeting held 24 August July 2021, Council resolved to place the draft Policy: Disposal of Assets 2021 on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

The draft Policy: Disposal of Assets 2021 has been prepared as part of Council’s ongoing policy review program. Once adopted, the draft Policy: Disposal of Assets 2021 and the adopted Procurement Policy will supersede the current Council policies: Disposal of Council Assets 2013, Major Plant Equipment – Purchases and Sale Policy and Motor Vehicles Including Utilities – Purchase and Sale Policy.

The objective of the draft Policy: Disposal of Assets 2021 is to provide a systematic and accountable method to Council officers for the disposal of surplus assets that is transparent and complies with Council’s Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct.

Please click on the link below to view or download the document: 

Draft Policy: Disposal of Assets 2021(PDF, 227KB)

Written submissions can be made to Council until 5:00pm, 28 September 2021.

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

 

At the August Council Meeting, Council resolved to put proposed amendments to the 2021-2022 Fees and Charges on Public Exhibition for a period of not less than 28 days.

 These proposed amendments relate to:

  1. Uncontaminated garden and wood waste charges
  2. Aquatic Centre child admission fees
  3. Construction certificate fees

Please click on the link below to download the proposed amendments:

Proposed amendments to the 2021/2022 Schedule of Fees and Charges(XLSX, 11KB)

Written submissions can be made to Council until 5:00pm, 27 September 2021.

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

 

 

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.