The purpose of the 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is to identify significant infrastructure challenges for Council over the next 30 years. The Strategy sets out what issues are currently and likely to impact on our core infrastructure assets, our response to those issues and the costs associated with maintaining, operating, renewing, and developing the range of assets Council is responsible for. This includes:
- Water Supply
- Wastewater Disposal
- Stormwater Disposal
- Roads and Footpaths, also referred to more holistically as Transportation.
The Council manages assets to provide services to residents and visitors, and to contribute to our community wellbeing. It is Council’s responsibility to do this in a way in which meets our sustainability goals. This means making the best decisions across the four well-beings (cultural, economic, environmental and social) of the community for the long term. Rather than focussing on the infrastructure itself, the outcomes sought are key.
At a high level, Council’s priorities align with the community wellbeings:
- A Treasured Environment
- Resilient successful Communities
- Strong and Innovative economy
- Embrace Heritage and Diversity
This moves the discussion from pipes and roads, to how the infrastructure will support the community and enable the future we seek together.