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HAVE YOUR SAY ON JINDY’S FUTURE
‘Go Jindabyne’ workshops and pop-up events are returning next week, to give the community another opportunity to share what they envisage for the town and region by 2036.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the community consultation comes as part of ‘Jindabyne 2036’, the $2.4 million masterplan for the Jindabyne region announced in November last year.
“Jindabyne is an important part of the Snowy Mountains region, a treasure of the Monaro and has enormous potential for growth, but this growth needs to be planned properly,” he said.
“The Masterplan will plan local amenities and crucial infrastructure projects, and will also help to position the region as Australia’s premier alpine destination and a fantastic place to live and visit all year round.
“Part of the Masterplan will include over $70 million in infrastructure projects that were committed to in February, including Jindabyne’s $47 million education precinct and brand new high school.”
Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government’s Go Jindabyne team will be back in town from 6-8 May, running public workshops, café pop-up sessions and school visits, asking people to give their vision of Jindabyne’s future.
“These sessions will build on the insights we’ve already captured from face-to-face and online consultation which ran from November 2018 to the end of February 2019.
“Community views about Jindabyne, its challenges and opportunities, are helping to build a clear picture of where we are and where we need to get to,” Mr Barilaro said.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the NSW Government will be updating the community on the progress of the Masterplan.
“We’ll soon be releasing feedback captured so far in a new Community Statement, available online and in a free printed edition around town from May,” Mr Stokes said.
“The Community Statement captures what people have told us they want for Jindabyne under five headings – Place, Landscape, Built Form, Land Use and Movement, all crucial for the development of the Masterplan going forward.
“The Community Statement also contains profiles of five locals who tell us why Jindabyne is special to them and their hopes and dreams for its future.”
The Go Jindabyne team will host pop-up events at the Sundance Bakehouse in Nuggets Crossing from 3-5.30pm on 6 May, and 8-10am on 7 May.
Workshops will be held at the Adventist Village; an evening workshop at 6:30pm on 7 May and an early morning workshop at 7am on 8 May.
The first of the upcoming workshops will feature a panel discussion, moderated by ABC South East Breakfast Radio presenter Sophie Longden.
The panel will include Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Easton; Former Cooma-Monaro Mayor; local farmer and Snowy Hydro PR Manager Dean Lynch; former Olympic skier and Thredbo Hire Manager Alice Chilcott; and Jindabyne Central School Captain Ian Grant.
Find out more and book your place at the visioning workshops here:https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Jindabyne/Community-engagement