Now is your chance to have your say on a draft Community Infrastructure Framework, which aims to support a network approach to planning and delivery of community and cultural facilities across Tweed Shire.
This draft framework is currently on public exhibition until Friday 12 September 2014 and acknowledges that Council's community and cultural facilities are at different stages of planning, design and delivery.
A Community Infrastructure Framework considers the network of Council facilities
and spaces that support community and cultural activities across Tweed Shire including
community activities and events, human services and programs, performing arts, cultural
activities and exhibitions, as well as libraries.
"The Community Infrastructure Framework will be a tool for coordinating these diverse activities across the network and to ensure Council has the information required to make good investment and management decisions for local communities and across the whole Tweed Shire," Council's Community Development Officer - Social Planning, Ian O'Reilly, said.
"A network approach means that we will consider how facilities can be designed, located and managed to contribute to the full complement of community facilities and spaces required across Tweed Shire, rather than just operating as individual facilities."
Council will consider all feedback on the draft framework in October 2014, and once the framework is endorsed Council officers will then prepare a Community and Cultural Facilities Network Plan.
Work on the network plan is scheduled to commence in January 2015 and will consider detailed requirements for facilities across Tweed Shire.
"This will include looking at how facilities are used to benefit the community and funding and investment options for improving our community and cultural facilities network," Mr O'Reilly said.
"The Community Infrastructure Framework is an important step in establishing a more coordinated approach to planning, design and delivery of our facilities, and will assist Council to source the funds required to deliver important facilities for community and cultural activities in the Tweed."