What documents are on exhibition?
- Draft Annual Plan 2016-17
- Draft Budget 2016-17
- Draft Revenue Policy, Fees & Charges 2016-17
What is Wollongong 2022 Community Strategic Plan?
- A Community Vision
- Six (6) Community Goals
- Twenty- eight (28) Objectives
- Eighty-two (82) Strategies
Will this plan still be relevant if a merger with Shellharbour City Council goes ahead?
In December 2015, the NSW State Government announced proposals to merge a number of councils across the state. This included a proposal to amalgamate Wollongong City Council and Shellharbour City Council. When the announcement was made, the Office of Local Government issued Section 23A Guidelines for Council Decision Making During Merger Proposal Periods, which sets out the way in which councils should approach their annual planning for 2016/17. Accordingly, these plans have been prepared subject to those constraints, generally meaning that major new initiatives not already outlined in the adopted Delivery Program 2012 – 2017 were not able to be considered for 2016/17.
At the time this went to print, no announcement on the decision regarding the merger proposal for Wollongong and Shellharbour City Councils had been made. Should the NSW State Government decide to proceed with the merger, then the new organisation would deliver both Wollongong and Shellharbour’s 2016/17 Annual Plans concurrently.
What will happen to my feedback or submission?
All feedback and submissions received will be considered and reported to Council in late June 2016. If you submit a formal submission you will receive a response from Council.
How can I find out more about the draft plans?
You can find out more about the draft Plans by attending one of the following engagement activities:
|Neighbourhood Forum 4, Corrimal||Tuesday 5 April 2016, 7pm||Towradgi Community Hall, Cnr Towradgi & Moray Rds, Towradgi|
|Neighbourhood Forum 5 & 6, Wollongong &
|Wednesday 6 April 2016, 7pm||Wollongong Town Hall, Crown Street, Wollongong|
|Neighbourhood Forum 1, Helensburgh||Wednesday 13 April 2016, 7pm||Helensburgh Community Centre, Walker Street
|Neighbourhood Forum 8, Dapto||Wednesday 13 April 2016, 7pm||Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Highway Dapto|
|Neighbourhood Forum 3, Thirroul||Tuesday 19 April 2016, 7pm||Thirroul Community Centre, Lawrence Hargrave
|Neighbourhood Forum 7, Berkeley||Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6pm||Illawarra Yacht Club, Northcliffe
How can I get a copy of the draft Plans?
You can access the draft plans on Council’s website, by visiting Council’s libraries or by contacting Council. Draft Plans will also be available at the engagement activities listed above.
How can I have my say on the draft Plans?