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Community invited to share ideas and vision for Stanthorpe’s future at workshops

1 October 2019

Southern Downs Regional Council invites Granite Belt locals to attend upcoming workshops and share their ideas on how the region can grow and move forward after the recent bushfires.

While the workshops are part of Council’s ongoing Your Vision, Our Future project to engage and capture ideas; the scope has been adapted after the bushfires and reflects the new need to rebuild the resilient Granit Belt community.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said that Council is committed to delivering a range of initiatives and resources during the critical bushfire recovery process.

“Council is focused on supporting Granite Belt residents through the recovery phase as we work together as a community to overcome the impact of these bushfires,” said Mayor Dobie.

“Council is committed to engaging with the local community and has scheduled a series of workshops to provide a platform for residents to talk openly and freely about their ideas for the recovery process and the region’s future.

“More so than ever, Council’s recovery efforts focus on the long term planning for key projects, ideas, infrastructure and activities that will help create a brighter future and vision for the whole Granite Belt region.

“Council encourages all interested residents to have a voice at these workshops which have been specifically designed to capture the ideas and thoughts of our Granite Belt residents as we continue to move forward together through this vital bushfire recovery process and tough drought times.”

Council advises that the new Granite Belt Recovery Hub will be open at 40 Maryland Street from Tuesday 1 October 2019, and the recovery workshops are scheduled at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.

Workshop 1 – Community Services & Wellbeing, Monday 14 October, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Workshop 2 – Education & Childcare, Monday 14 October, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Workshop 3 – Sport & Recreation, Tuesday 15 October, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Workshop 4 – Business and Tourism, Wednesday 16 October, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Workshop 5 – Arts & Culture, Thursday 17 October, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Workshop 6 – Agriculture, Thursday 17 October, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Stanthorpe Civic Centre, 61 Marsh Street

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