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What is your view of the vision?

by Executive Support, almost 7 years ago

Consider our intention: "A sustainable Clarence Valley: Life in the Clarence Valley, now and in the future, is based on a culture of living sustainably that protects and carefully utilises the natural enviroment, its beauty and resources, our cultural heritage and unique identity of our valley and its communites"

  • Executive Support almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy:It's not working now - our environment is already depleted by overdevelopment and overcrowding, wildlife roadkill, lack of policing, crime, cultural heritage is fading fast.
  • Joanne almost 7 years ago
    In my opinion the Valley Vision has not met the objectives outlined in the Local Government Act 1993 Section 402 paraphrased as;Endorsed by councilIdentify Priorities10 year spanStrategic objectives and StrategiesAdequately informedIdentifies key issuesStakeholder identificationVision StatementStrategies for achieving each objectiveAssessment methods of objectivesResourcing strategiesDelivery program.For starters the resourcing strategy mandated to be included cannot be completed until the Organisational restructure has been completed, the Strategic Organisational Action Plan has been completed and the Asset Management plan has been completed. There are no dates provided as to when all of the above plans are to be completed so the Resourcing Strategy can be done.The valley vision is the renaming of the Clarence Valley Sustainability initiative from 25 years ago. As stated on in the first paragraph under the title of Developing the vision..Does this mean to say that the vision has not changed in 25 years? Or has council achieved so much in the last 25 years that the same goals are still achievable today because thus far they have not been achieved?
  • Executive Support almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy.Bollocks ! we are over the hours spent on visions and consultations. Get something done!
    • zee zee almost 7 years ago
      You are right we have contributed all of these ideas over and over under different guises eg CED (community economic development) and the like. Where are those lists that were compiled and have we ticked anything off the identified issues? What is the point of goals if we can't measure them in real terms and not in mumbo jumbo gobbledy gook council speak terms.
  • zee zee almost 7 years ago
    The vision is lovely while the going is ok, but what about the future when things get tough and they will. It sounds a bit like a hobbits vision- i wish we could hide in utopia but the chances are not high. Our cheese will be moved and we are not going to be ready like the jail, CSG and next the river.Words with strength spring to mind like maintaining, ensuring, competitiveness, food security, water security etc.If this is our vision it puzzles me as to why council been so slow to reject CSG in the area, that industry doesn't fit into the vision at all. Visions should make it easy to measure if an issue is relevant or not if it serve.
  • Wanderer almost 7 years ago
    Alternative version: .............."Life in the Clarence Valley, now and in the future, will be affordable, inclusive and sustainable. We will protect and enjoy the natural beauty and heritage of our valley. We will help each other and carefully use our resources so that all our residents can enjoy a high quality of life."The current draft is unbalanced - with too strong a focus on sustainability. Two important elements are missing - affordability and inclusiveness (especially given the critical issues of a rapidly aging population, the consequential reducing size of the workforce, and increasing cost of basic services). The language also needs to be as plain and straightforward as possible - so people can relate to it.
  • Executive Support almost 7 years ago
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  • Executive Support almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy: The statement that the community as a whole gets to utilise the natural environment is a misnomer in reality it is mostly locked away and inaccessible unless its for “indigenous Australians”.
  • Executive Support almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy. The proposed West Yamba Development will destroy the flood plain natural environment. Your vision is good but not truthful with regard to the natural environment and flood security.Your vision should also be more specific with a list of accompanying Council/community plans, on a 10 year Target Plan.
  • Executive Support almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy.Natural, protected, healthy, safe and affordable.
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy:Love this!!And Clarence – productive food bowl.But let’s not sell off the land to foreign interests, lets just sell the products and the experience of visit to the Clarence.
  • Steve almost 7 years ago
    This document contains many catch words utilised throughout media to invoke action from recipients. Words like this began with "global warming", and modern terms include climate change, environmental impact and the latest SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.Valley Vision 2024 is NOT a plan but a nice cover letter to encompass a large number of lengthy local government documents designed to obscure a complete understanding. To offer an informed opinion in the allotted timeframe is a difficult task.This Vision was developed from the survey returns of 96 of approximately 40,000 residents. In rough figures 1 in 415 people or 0.5% response. It would appear that this is not much of a public cross section to develop the community's successful future.The pre-amble of Valley Vision indicated this "plan" is required by the State under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. True, but what is not mentioned in any way is that these requirements have been decreed by the United Nations through Agenda 21. A lot of people would not have heard of this and that in itself is not surprising. This comment may brand this opinion as being alarmist but everyone has an inherent right to an opinion. Every person has a duty & responsibility to investigate & consider that the "plan" could ultimately erode away the constitutional rights of Australians to ensure the human race is sustainable. Local government needs to get back to the 3 Rs of Roads, Rates & Rubbish and run away from Restriction, Regulator and Red Tape.
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copyI’d say that the view is fairly ‘spot on’ for me. This means protecting our drinking water and farming water.
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  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy. It is a very worthy vision – can we bring the indigenous community into bringing this vision to life – they managed the land for so long, but I fear the young people have been ‘sucked into’ whitefella values without treasuring their own – we need to keep the indigenous cultural heritage alive by validating and acknowledging it and encouraging pride in it so the young people can take pride and identity in it, and look after their land. Indigenous mural art highlighting the wildlife and environment.
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy. As long as it doesn't impact on properties such as ours which have for 50 years been private overlooking main beach. A good vision if common sense prevails!
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy:Too "air-fairy"! See above comment (below)Just get on with it! Fix things, maintain things and allow the river front in Maclean behind the businesses to be used and opened-up attractively (like in BALLINA).
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy.In my opinion the vision is too narrow to be practical.
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy.The vision is limited in scope and could be used to the detriment of the broader community.
  • Anon almost 7 years ago
    Comment contributed by hard copy.Sounds great but.Is it followed?Angourie and Green Point access are 'green' options but unsafe for so many users.