Yea Community Plan: Priorities Chosen by the Community
We are very pleased to be able to share news from the Yea Community Planning Dinner, which was held on Monday evening at the Shire Hall, with almost 60 community members in attendance.
The dinner was the much-awaited opportunity to work out the priority projects for Yea, from the more than one hundred ideas that have been collected over recent months. There were so many interesting and inspiring project ideas, it was quite challenging for community members to choose just six projects that they felt would make the most difference for Yea.
As well as voting, we also enjoyed catching up and meeting new people, sharing a delicious meal together (thanks to John and Marilyn at Limestone Fresh) and forming Action Teams for the priority projects.
Once the votes were counted, the following projects emerged as priorities:
1) A local museum
2) Better community communications
3) Improved aquatic services
4) Establish a retirement village
5) Solar powered micro-grid
6) Honoring the Taungurung people and their role in Yea’s history and future
7) Wetlands development
8) Creating an arts hub
9) Revisiting the Yea Streetscape plan
10) Creating a Yea consultative committee
11) Improved road safety
12) Public transport advocacy
Discussions were held for each of these ideas including working out the first steps and then community members were invited to join Action Teams for the projects, according to their interest and availability. We have the beginnings of an Action Team for all the above projects except Public Transport Advocacy.
We would like to invite any other interested community members to join an Action Team – if you are willing and interested to help with that project. Please do get in touch to get involved or find out more.
Please note that if a priority project does not have an Action Team, it won’t be able to be included in the Yea Community Plan, at this stage.
- Action Teams follow-up meeting:
Tuesday 3rd March at 5.30 pm at the Yea Shire Hall.
Note change of time and venue from what was shared at the dinner. Also, you are still welcome to join an Action Team even if you can’t make it to this meeting, although it is an important opportunity to come together for those who can make it.
- Draft Yea Community Plan:
The Steering Group are working to complete the draft Plan, including the newly established priorities, ready for consultation and feedback from the community. We will get the Plan out as widely as possible, very soon. Keep an eye out for it!
Thanks very much to all community members who have been a part of this process so far. We are thankful for the involvement of so many people in different ways and are very pleased to be moving into this next phase with Community Planning. And finally, to reiterate what we said on the night, don’t be discouraged if an idea that you are passionate about has not made it onto the list of priorities. All the ideas will be kept for future reference, and of course you are free at any time to gather others to progress those ideas as well.
Anna and Julie
P: 03 5772 0333
Anna Paix (Tue Wed Thu)
M: 0436 808 414
Julie Kirkwood (Mon Tue Thu)
M: 0436 808 412