The overarching vision was developed in collaboration with the community and adopted by Council at its Policy and Strategy Committee Meeting of 3 October 2006 for the Strategic Plan (Minute No. 06-315). It sets a vision for the next 10 to 20 years for the Local Government Area and is therefore appropriate that it be incorporated into the Management Plan. The overarching vision statement is: “A centre of Regional excellence that:
Encourages community growth and development
Contributes to the efficient and effective management of the environment, community and economy for present and future generations.”
The vision statements were also developed in collaboration with the community and adopted by Council at its Policy and Strategy Committee Meeting of 3 October 2006 for the Strategic Plan (Minute No. 06-315), except the vision statement for governance and administration services which has been developed by Council. These vision statements represent the principal activity areas for this Management Plan. Progress in each of these principal activity areas is crucial if Council is to contribute to the realisation of the above vision. The vision statements and principal activity areas are:
Principal Activity Area
We retain, respect and strengthen both our overall sense of community, and the unique linked communities of groups, rural areas, villages and towns that make up the Lithgow LGA.
Providing a choice of effective public and private transport options for those who live, work and visit our community.
Developing and embracing diverse job opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Celebrating, protecting and sustaining our unique industrial and natural heritage, its cultural landscapes and its built heritage.
Progressing to a “learning city of excellence” with a broad range of formal and non-formal education services.
Creating a healthy community providing opportunities and facilities for a healthy lifestyle.
Balancing, protecting and enhancing our diverse environmental elements, both natural and built, for the enjoyment and support of both current and future generations
Arts and Culture
Supporting, celebrating and expanding a diversity of cultural and creative adventures that explore and discover the richness in our society.
Providing suitable entertainment and recreational facilities; education and employment opportunities and lifestyle choices for our valuable community of young people.
Providing for sustainable and planned growth, while enhancing the existing rural and village identity.
Governance and Administration Services
Developing community confidence in the organisation by the way it is directed, controlled and managed.