Share a coffee and your ideas at a Cafe catch-up

26th Nov 2019

Now is the time for the Armidale region community to share their views and opinions on the future plans for our city, towns and villages to shape our vision for growth and prosperity and give certainty and direction for the next 20 years.
Students, business owners, homeowners, representatives of groups, temporary or permanent residents, all perspectives to the Plan will be vital to create the overarching strategy and vision that will reflect our shared priorities.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor Cr Simon Murray said the development of the Armidale Regional Plan 2040 is an important step in aligning our region’s planning priorities.
“The Armidale region is projected to grow in population by over 26 percent or more than 8,000 people by 2040,” said Cr Murray.
“With the addition of these people comes the need for the current and future community to have certainty around the direction of the region’s plans to accommodate that growth.”
The finalised Armidale Regional Plan 2040 is scheduled to be adopted by Council in the second half of 2020 and community input will be sought from now through to mid-2020.
To commence this planning all are welcome to share a coffee and their ideas in ‘Café Catch ups’ with the team. These will be held Tuesday December 3rd from 12 to 2pm at ‘Juniels café’ in Guyra or 4 to 7pm at ‘Bistro on Cinders’ in Armidale.
Further information and ways to participate including through online input are offered at Your Say Armidale
A Citizen Panel will come together in March 2020 for a day-long facilitated session to help further shape the Plan. Registration of interest to participate in this Panel is welcome, see ‘Your Say Armidale’ for details.
Armidale Regional Council has completed a number of important planning processes in recent years including strategies, precinct and master plans. This plan will bring together the outcomes of these plans to better inform the decisions we make for our future.
“It is important that the final plan provides a direction for the community to join with Council to realise our shared vision,” said Cr Murray.
“The Plan will also give direction for Council to work with industry and government partners. Together we can create an exciting future for the region. “
Input to the Plan is being currently sought. Formal public exhibition with invitations for submissions will occur in the middle of 2020.