Following the success of the recent visit by internationally renowned futurist Professor Sohail Inayatullah in February, Council is taking a big strategic step to unlock the region’s future potential for the next 30 years.
Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said initial discussions have begun to plan for Livingstone 2050.
“Shaping our tomorrow will require a robust and innovative plan that will consider the future of our whole community and its long-term aspirations,” Cr Hutton said.
“In the coming months, Council will work with the community to create a plan to shape the future of Livingstone for the long-term prosperity of our community.
“The community is wanting governments at all levels to look beyond the next election and to the horizon, and this plan allows our community to reach out and shape our collective future.
“The Plan will influence how Council can prioritise its resources to align with the vision, outcomes and goals we aspire to as a regional community.
“It will help Council to advocate for community priorities with external parties, including the State and Federal government.
“While a community plan is not required under Queensland Local Government legislation, Council believes this is a significant and necessary step in securing positive outcomes for our community and is wide-reaching in its outlook.
“It is imperative for the future for council and community need to work together to guide and provide direction for the community, government, business and industry sectors to shape our tomorrow.”