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Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan

The Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan was developed with extensive community engagement and took effect from 1 July 2012.

The 10-year plan provides a long-term ‘road map’ for the Central Highlands, setting out goals, priorities and aspirations for our 13 unique place communities as well as the whole region.

The benefits of having a community plan include:

  • Improvement of community liveability.
  • Maintaining regional and local identity.
  • Planning for future development .
  • Assistance to manage local environments.
  • Stimulation of regional growth.

  • Community Reference Groups

    Community reference groups have been established in each of our 13 communities, marking a key milestone in the implementation phase of the Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan.

    These volunteer groups are representative of a cross-section of the community – industry, business, sport and recreation, arts, rural, seniors, youth and more.

    Their specific aim is to engage with their individual communities to develop and document their strategic directions to advance their communities and the Central Highlands region for the year 2022 and beyond.

    Learn more about the CH2022 community reference groups:

    Arcadia ValleyDuaringa
    BauhiniaEmerald
    BlackwaterGemfields
    BluffRolleston
    CapellaSpringsure
    CometTieri
    Dingo

    For information on how to become a member, please visit the page for your community and register your interest using the online form.

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