Securing Our Future

Community Strategic Plan and Special Rate Variation

Council is enthusiastic about securing Dungog Shire’s future and would like to progress this objective by developing an engaging partnership with the community. All Councils are required to develop and endorse a Community Strategic Plan that identifies the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future within twelve months of an election.

A review of the current Community Strategic Plan with your input will assist Council in making some important decisions to ensure we are able to provide essential services and facilities in the long term. We know that our community places a high value on our road and bridge network and in their current state are continually deteriorating and need significant investment.

We need to explore ways to expand our revenue sources to ensure we are able to provide essential services and facilities in the long term. While we understand that a rate rise is never welcome, we believe it is an important conversation we need to have with our community. We are also seeking your input on a proposal to apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a special variation.

You are invited to attend any of the venues listed below where you will be given an opportunity to ask questions and have discussions regarding the Community Strategic Plan and the proposed special variation with Councillors and Council staff.

  • Monday 12 March    6pm to 9pm    Gresford School of Arts
  • Tuesday 13 March    10am to 1pm    Vacy School of Arts
  • Tuesday13 March    6pm to 9pm    Paterson School of Arts
  • Wednesday 14 March    10am to 1pm    Doug Walters Pavilion, Dungog
  • Wednesday 14 March    6pm to 9pm    Doug Walters Pavilion, Dungog
  • Thursday 15 March    6pm to 9pm    Clarence Town School of Arts

If you would like to attend one of the forums listed above please contact Council on 4995 7777 or email us at Please RSVP by Friday 9 March, 2018 for catering purposes. Light refreshments will be available.

We look forward to your participation in these important discussions. Further information can be found in the Mayoral Matters column in the Dungog Chronicle.