Town seeks Public Input on the Community Based Strategic Plan refresh

The community is encouraged to visit Engage Collingwood to learn more and provide feedback

The Town of Collingwood is refreshing its long-term vision, and accompanying Community-based Strategic Plan (CBSP) to confirm what Council should focus on to meet the needs of the Town’s current residents, enhance public spaces, manage development and growth, and boost public access to the waterfront.

Mayor Brian Saunderson comments, “In developing an effective strategic plan that looks out over a 20-year horizon, Council is deeply interested in the Community's input, and wishes to be sure that it is reflective of the needs and wants of various stakeholders, including community groups, residents, Town staff and Council, and in the case of Collingwood, the tourists and regional users that bring business to the Town.”

The plan must also consider Collingwood's unprecedented growth, mounting asset investment needs (including water treatment expansion, roads, and information technology), judicial inquiry outcomes, and the desire to retain and attract businesses.

Council and Staff had great conversations with the public at a Tuesday, December 10 Open House event that featured information on the CBSP refresh. The Town is also planning another Public Engagement Session for early 2020.

The community is encouraged to visit Engage Collingwood to learn more about the proposed Vision, Pillars, Objectives, and Action Items for the refreshed Community Based Strategic Plan, and provide feedback.

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