2018 Media Releases

Community has their say with five card draw

16 March 2018


Who would have thought sharp card playing skills would be the centre piece of community consultation?

That’s exactly the creative approach that Willoughby City Council is taking to its community strategic plan that will form the basis of council’s policies and activities for the next 10 years. 

Around 150 people from community and sporting groups will converge on The Concourse Pavilion, Chatswood tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) for a half-day session to offer their comments and feedback to help inform council’s priorities.

In one activity, they will be invited to play cards and prioritise their hand or use a wild card to create debate.

Over the past two months residents have offered comments online and via pop-up stands in the Mall and libraries. So far:

  • 1000+ people attended 15 pop-up stalls across the local government area
  • 2500+ opinions, thoughts and ideas received
  • 2,600+ visits to the webpage
  • 92,000+ reached via social media with 400+ comments, likes and shares

The comments have been condensed into five themes: green; connected & inclusive; effective & accountable; liveable; prosperous & vibrant.

Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said the community will work on developing and commenting on these themes tomorrow.

“It will be wonderful to see people from many areas of the community contributing to our plan for the future. I’m looking forward to see how the themes and ideas develop,” Mayor Giles-Gidney said.

It’s not too late to comment and offer your thoughts online at https://www.haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au/our-future-willoughby

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