COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW - HAVE YOUR SAY

Council is reviewing and updating the Coonamble Shire Community Strategic Plan 2026 (CSP) which was adopted in 2012 following extensive community engagement. The plan outlines the long-term community vision for our Shire. 

Your views are important and your feedback will assist in refining community priorities, as well as set a clear direction for the future. 

During January and February, there will be a range of opportunities for people living, working and visiting the Shire to have their say. 
 

 

Date

Location  and time

Further info

Online Survey

23/1/17

Online between 23 January and 28 February 2017.  Council website www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au

Paper Survey

23/1/17

Residential post out during January for return by 28 February

Street stall

26/1/17

Coonamble Pavilion, 8:00 am- 11:00 am

Speak with our staff at the Australia Day Breakfast

Street stall

31/1/17

Gulargambone Pool, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Speak with our staff at the Gular Fun Day

Workshop

14/2/17

Coonamble Shire Library, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

RSVP – Veronica Chandler

By phone: 02 68271900 or email council@coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au


Or click the link below to register online 

Workshop

15/2/17

Gulargambone Hall, 1:00 pm- 3:00pm

Workshop

16/2/17

Quambone Hall, 10am- 12pm

Workshop

16/2/17

Coonamble Shire Library,

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Live video streaming

14 – 16 February

The above workshops will be video streamed live. You can get involved without leaving home!

Visit Council’s Website for details.


RSVP Veronica Chandler or email council@coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au or online on the link below 

                                                                               Online registration
The workshops above, the Council will be live streaming. Please click on the link below to enter the information session you are interested in joining at the designated time. 
Workshop Live Streaming

Council's Annual and End of Term Reports, as well as the Community Strategic Plan and Review Discussion Paper, can be viewed at Gulargambone and Coonamble Library, Council’s Administration Office or on the Council Website. 


You are currently invited to participate in a Community Strategic Plan Survey. Please click on the link below


WARRUMBUNGLE PRE-ASPIRING UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK 

What is a Geopark?

A UNESCO Global Geopark is a unified geographical area featuring one or more sites of international geo-logical significance; think Warrumbungles, think Macquarie Marshes, think the Pilliga and Coolah Tops National Parks. An important aspect of a geopark is that the site is managed as part of the surrounding landscape rather than separate from it. This holistic approach incorporates protection of these key sites, education and sustainable development.

The purpose of a geopark is to explore, develop and celebrate the links between  geological heritage and all other aspects of the area’s natural, cultural and intangible heritages. 

In a nutshell, it is about people and place; landscape and culture.

What is Geotourism?

The UNESCO Global Geopark brand opens doors in tourism and economic growth. Geotourism stimulates new sources of revenue through new and innovative local enterprises.

Becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark takes a “bottom up” approach. It gives communities the opportunity to develop partnerships and promote their area’s geological processes, features, periods of time, historical themes or outstanding beauty.

Geotourism is about much more than just people looking at rocks. It aims to foster sustainable tourism based on landscapes, including protecting, communicating and promoting geological heritage.  Activities that achieve this can include visits to geological features, use of geotrails and look-outs, guided tours and  geo-activities.

It is about tapping into a large and rapidly growing overseas market seeking high value and branded nature-based tourism experiences.

What does it mean for Coonamble Shire?

Coonamble Shire, together with Warrumbungle and Gilgandra Shire Councils, is preparing an application for a geopark that comprises our three Shires.

The application process involves broad community consultation and the views of people who live, work and visit the Shire is important.  What do you think? Register your views on Council’s website by 30 April 2017 or contact Lianne Davids, Director of Community Services on 6827 1900.


Warrumbungle Pre-Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark 

WARRUMBUNGLE PRE-ASPIRING UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK SURVEY

Geopark information flyer Geopark information flyer (1415 KB)

COONAMBLE CARAVAN PARK AND ECO SPA 

Please click on the below links to view current projects: