Council seeks community input on Draft Budget and Operational Plan
Published on 28 May 2021
Uralla Shire Council urges residents to ‘take a look’ at its 2021-2022 Draft Budget and Operational Plan, currently on exhibition until 23 June.
“Council has sought to create an Operational Plan that is accessible and user-friendly. It illustrates how the Community Strategic Plan is being actioned in different service areas,” said Kate Jessep, the Council’s General Manager.
“It aims to show how these services are resourced, so that residents have a clear understanding of what their rates are paying for, how grant funding supports the community, and seeks input on solutions we could implement to make sure services can be provided sustainably, without cutting corners,” Ms Jessep said.
Residents are able to view a copy of the document on Council’s website, at Bundarra and Uralla libraries and the Customer Service Centre adjacent to Council Chambers in Salisbury St Uralla.
Copies have also been distributed among the general stores in the network of villages that make up the Shire.
“We’re very keen to hear from a wide range of residents so we can make sure we get a range of perspectives,” said Mayor Michael Pearce.
Councillors and council staff will be on hand to talk residents through the document and take responses at two community drop-in sessions that have been organised at Uralla Council Chambers (4 – 6pm on 7 June) and Bundarra School of Arts Hall (4 – 6pm on 9 June).
The drop-in sessions follow on from Council's early budget engagement process held between February and May of this year, which included pop-up ‘listening posts’ held by Councillors and Council staff in different locations around the Shire.
“We got a lot of great feedback during the listening posts so we’re looking forward to hearing people’s thoughts at the upcoming drop-in sessions,” Mayor Pearce said.