We’re now calling for people to join the Strathbogie Shire Community Panel.

The panel will consist of about 25 to 30 people from throughout our region. Panel members will be independently recruited in a random-selection process to ensure there is a cross-section of people working together to drive Council’s direction. Through an independently facilitated process, the panel will draft a Vision Statement that captures what our community values most about living in our Shire, and set the priorities for a Council Plan that gets us there.

Expert facilitators will support panel members with different viewpoints to work together in a respectful manner and come to a shared position. It will not be a public meeting format where loud voices can sometimes dominate.

The panel will meet on three occasions and members are requested to attend all meetings.

  • Meeting one: Sunday, July 18 from 10am to 4pm
  • Meeting two: Sunday, July 25 from 10am to 4pm
  • Meeting three: Sunday, August 1 from 10am to 4pm.

The meetings will be held at the Longwood Community Centre, subject to the COVID requirements at the time. Meals and snacks will be provided at the face-to-face meeting and panel members who attend all sessions will receive an honorarium of $150 in recognition of their time and commitment to being part of this process.

Support will be provided to enable all members of the panel to participate.

If you would like more information see the Community Panel fact sheet in the document library.

To apply go to deliberatelyengaging.com.au/strathbogie

Join the Community Panel

Help shape our region’s future!

Whether you’re a long-term local, a regular visitor or someone who has recently decided to call our Shire home, Strathbogie Shire Council invites you to share your ideas and opinions on what you think is important for the future of your community.

Your feedback will help create our

  • Community Vision which captures how you want Strathbogie Shire to be in the future
  • Council Plan which sets out the work that Council does over the next four years
  • Financial Plan which guides how Council remains financially sustainable long term.
  • Asset Plan which outlines the long term management of infrastructure we are responsible for.

We’re calling these plans 'The Big Four’.

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Below are three key questions for you to answer, that will allow us to see what’s important to our community.

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Question 3