Council plans for next 20 years

IF you have an idea about how the region should look in 20 years, the Bundaberg Regional Council would like to hear about it.

The council yesterday launched a community survey as part of its ambitious Bundaberg Region 2031 planning project.

The online survey will gather ideas and suggestions from local residents about how the region should look in 2031 and what improvements should be made to local services and facilities to achieve that goal.

The plan, to be launched next year, will outline the vision, goals, strategies and key actions that will take Bundaberg into the next 20 years.

Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said council had ensured the community plan would include the opinions and ideas of the local community.

“This is a prime opportunity for local residents, many of whom have some fantastic ideas about how our region should look in 2031, to get involved and have their say,” she said.

Cr Pyefinch said the plan would provide a description of what people valued about their community, and identify the role local agencies, including the council and other entities, could play to achieve that vision.

Governance portfolio spokesman David Batt said the survey sought to measure the feedback of local residents on a variety of key issues, including housing affordability, environmental sustainability, land use planning and social wellbeing.

“There will be widespread interest in developing a desired long-term vision for the Bundaberg region and I encourage local people of all ages, locations and interests to participate,” he said.

Cr Batt urged Bundaberg region residents to complete the online survey and encourage family members, friends, neighbours and workmates to do the same.

He said council had a keen interest in the results.

The online survey is available at

People who do not have access to a computer can phone the call centre on 1300 883 699 and a form will be sent to them.

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