We CAN have an inclusive and responsive Council that consults and values balancing development with the environment and livability for its citizens.
Clarence Action Network Platform Statement
1. BEST PRACTICE CONSULTATION/ENGAGEMENT
The new Council will need to implement genuine community consultation/engagement, particularly in areas of livability of your community and planning and use of public land. The operations of the Council need to be transparent and in the interest of rate payers and the community. Any new direction will require Council to apply best practice consultation at all times.
2. PUBLIC SAY FOR PUBLIC LAND
The new Council will protect reserves and other public land by establishing a binding policy that requires genuine consultation/engagement with the community in the first instance. The Council need to take note of the community directions before any such land is nominated for development.
3. STRATEGY FOR PROTECTION, MANAGEMENT AND EXPANSION OF PUBLIC LAND
The new Council will establish a binding long-term strategy for the conservation, management and expansion of public land, infrastructure and amenities to serve the best interests of the Clarence community.