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Council looks towards 2045
Date of Issue: 
July 1, 2024

What do you want East Gippsland to look like in 2045?

That’s the question East Gippsland Shire Council is asking the community over the coming months as it reviews the Community Vision 2040.

The Community Vision was last reviewed in 2021.

It states: In 2040 our people, place, environment, and economy will be connected, in balance and resilient. Our unique and diverse communities will be accessible, inclusive, well connected and safe. We will value and care for each other and our natural environment. Our economy will support existing and emerging industries by being agile, innovative, and sustainable.

Chief Executive Officer Fiona Weigall said the Community Vision is a collective commitment to building a future that reflects the hopes and dreams of every East Gippsland community member.

“From July to August 2024, Council will be bringing the conversation to you, attending local markets, community events and sporting events across the region. It's an opportunity for you to share your insights, aspirations, and concerns; directly influencing East Gippsland's future,” Ms Weigall said.

“Perhaps you envision a greener, more sustainable future, where our natural landscapes are cherished and protected.

"Or maybe you're passionate about fostering vibrant local economies, supporting small businesses, and creating job opportunities for future generations. This is all information we want to know, and all viewpoints are welcome.

“Council staff will be attending a range of events over the coming months, eager to listen, discuss, and gather your feedback on what matters most to you and your community.

“By joining us in this conversation, you're not just shaping policies; you're shaping lives, livelihoods, and legacies. Let's come together to create a vision that inspires, empowers, and unites us all. Together, we have the power to shape East Gippsland's future,” Ms Weigall said.

For those who are unable to attend an event, a survey is available online on the Your Say East Gippsland website, or hardcopies are available at Council’s Customer Service Centres and mobile service.

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