Draft Corporate Plan open for community comment

Mackay residents are being invited to have their say on council’s new draft Corporate Plan 2021-2026.

The draft document is now available on Connecting Mackay and residents have two weeks to comment.

Mayor Greg Williamson said this proposed new Corporate Plan would be an interim plan that needed to be adopted by June this year.

“The Corporate Plan is a legislative requirement for council to have in place,” Mayor Williamson said.

“As our new council was only elected last year and our new CEO Michael Thomson joined the organisation in August, we’ve opted to tweak the previous Corporate Plan 2016-2021 to create this interim plan,’’ he said.

“Councillors have been working on a new Vision and Purpose for Mackay Regional Council, as well as refining the strategy areas they want the organisation to focus on.

“These will feed into a more comprehensive review of the Corporate Plan that will replace the draft interim plan.

“That new Vision and Purpose and those strategy areas will help inform that comprehensive review of our Corporate Plan next year.”

The draft interim plan is based around the previous plan, including its eight key themes – community pride, regional identity, community health and wellbeing, environment, lifelong learning, economy, infrastructure and transport, and organisational performance.

KPIs have also been added to the new draft Corporate Plan.

“The Corporate Plan is an overarching document that then informs our Operational Plan and business plans,’’ Mayor Williamson said.

Anyone wanting to view the draft document can do so at Connecting Mackay

Comments can be made via Connecting Mackay until 11.59pm April 21.