Community Strategic Plan - The Clarence 2027

The Community Strategic Plan maps out your vision for the Clarence Valley for the next 10 years. It's our blueprint for the future and it needs your input.

Welcome! This website gives you the information you need to know to participate easily and effectively in the public consultation for the “Clarence 2027” Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

We need your input to help guide the development of the CSP.  The purpose of the Plan it to identify the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future of the Clarence, and plan strategies to achieve them.  These strategies will take into consideration the issues and pressures that may affect the community and the level of resources that will realistically be available.
It is not only Council who will deliver these strategies, but also other stakeholders such as the state government and various community groups.
The CSP must balance vision and practical reality.

The CSP answers the following questions:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be in 10 years?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know when we’ve arrived?

The CSP will be based on five major themes to guide all planning:

  • Our Society
  • Our Environment
  • Our Economy
  • Our Infrastructure
  • Our Civic Leadership

This is your plan so take the time to tell us what you would like our community to look like 10 years from now.

How do I get involved?

There are many options for you participate – you can speak up and even help others get their voices get heard.

1. Speak Up!

  • Take the online surveys at Clarence Conversations – (25 January-13 February)
  • Visit our ‘listening posts’ in the community and/or Community Workshops (dates below)

Field Offices / ‘Listening Posts’

Community Workshops

Grafton Shopping World
Tuesday 31 January to Saturday 4 February
10:00am - 2:00pm

South Grafton (Skinner Street outside Farmer Lou’s)
Tuesday 31 January and Wednesday 1 February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Maclean (outside co-op butchery)
Tuesday 31 January to Saturday 4 February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Yamba Shopping Fair
Monday 30 January and 
Wednesday 1 February to Friday 3 February
10:00am - 2:00pm
Grafton Community and Function Centre
Wednesday 8 February
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Maclean Civic Hall
Thursday 9 February
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Grafton Community and Function Centre
Friday 10 February
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Maclean Civic Hall
Saturday 11 February
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Yamba Treelands Drive Community Centre
Sunday 12 February
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Iluka Community Hall
Friday 17 February
3:00pm to 4:30pm

2. Help others be heard

  • Do you have a group that you want to help get their voices heard? Contact Dan Griffin, CVC’s Community Services Coordinator for info and support on how to do this. Email or call 6642 0951
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