Tweed Shire Council had numerous policies that contributed in various ways to environmental sustainability, but it lacked an overall integrated vision and strategy. The consultant team including Losee Consulting, Buckley Vann and The Long View Group reviewed all strategies and compiled a complete list of the hundreds of policies, principles and actions.
David Corkill and Scott Losee facilitated two workshops with Council executives to develop and prioritise the actions. The team carefully crafted the strategy to draw out existing priority commitments, describe principles and propose new actions for gap areas. We emphasised existing processes and Tweed’s statutory Community Strategic Plan themes as the structure onto which we grafted an implementable strategy.
The strategy included a prioritisation framework to guide ongoing Council decision making. The strategy was successful at public exhibition and was adopted by Council. A download of the strategy is available from Council’s website here.