Council recognises that our community is not a single entity, it is diverse and multicultural and enriched by a rich historical past.
Our municipality is home to a variety of organisations, individuals, community groups and economic communities and it is important to Council that everyone has the opportunity to be heard.
Community consultation ensures that community views are reflected in the decisions of Council.
Current Projects for Community Consultation
Diversity Equitable Access and Inclusion Policy - DRAFT
Council would like to invite and welcome members of the public to view George Town Councils' Diversity Equitable Access and Inclusion Policy - Draft and offer the opportunity to provide feedback and/or ask questions regarding its content, purpose, direction and any omissions.
"It is really important to Council that as many people as possible have the opportunity to read this draft, this will minimise the risk of missing those people who have the most to benefit from having this policy, and who are potentially the best people to give us guidance".
Manager Development & Environment
The consultation period will commence on Friday 19th February at 5pm 2021 and conclude on the Friday the 19th March 2021 at 5pm.
All submissions are to be submitted in writing, addressed to the General Manager, George Town Council via email at council@george town.tas.gov.au or via post PO Box 161, George Town, TAS 7253.
Current Projects for Community Information - to be taken under advisement
As part of the Community Consultation Framework George Town Council will seek to inform the community in relation to projects that have not required public consultation however have met with the approval of Councillors at an Ordinary Council Meeting.
1. George Town Placemaking Committee Bog Beautiful Project
Council would like to advise that the Bog Beautiful Project proposed by the George Town Placemaking Committee (PMC) at the October Council Meeting has been approved. The first site undertaking the transformation will be the Elizabeth Street toilet block (located at near the pontoon), followed by East Beach and Lagoon Beach. The aim of the Committee's projects is to enhance public spaces, in this case municipal toilet blocks, to strengthen the connection between people and places in the municipal area; coordinating and synergising with other placemakers, and consultation with key stakeholdes in order to grow community pride, ownership and spirit.
The project is scheduled to commence in January, the PMC invite expressions of interest from community members to participate in this ‘ paint by numbers project’. The PMC are encouraging everyone in the community to join in on the projectand ask that participants observe COVID-19 requirements, it would be ideal to have a roster across the time frame ( 10am – 2pm) to ensure a more even spread of participation. Time slots will run for 30 – 60 minutes, depending on each participants availability. To lodge you interest and availablity please email email@example.com and a PMC representative will contact you to discuss your availability, days and times.
2. East Beach All Abilities Recreation Area
Council approves the development of the East Beach All Abilities Recreation Area through the funding from Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.