Council endorses community plans

20 September 2018

Waratah Wynyard Council endorsed the draft Community Health and Wellbeing Plan, Age-Friendly Communities Plan and Youth Plan (YPLAN) for public consultation at its September meeting on Monday night.

The draft plans are a major planning initiative of both the Waratah Wynyard and Circular Head Councils to provide an evidence-based long-term direction for the planning and implementation of health and wellbeing, age friendly and youth specific projects and activities that will improve outcomes for the whole community in both the Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Municipal Areas over five-year period from 2018 to 2023.

Council also agreed to develop a freedom camping strategy and move to establish a freedom camping site at Sisters Beach after a number of recommendations were approved.

Council has resolved to:
• Agree to develop a Freedom Camping Strategy document;
• Proceed with necessary planning for establishment of a site for Freedom Camping at Sisters Beach;
• Determine that a designated Freedom Camping site will not be provided for in Somerset or Yolla;
• Explore low cost camping opportunities at Waratah through the existing caravan park or creation of an overflow area; and
• Continue to offer Freedom Camping at the Wynyard Showgrounds until such time that feasibility studies can be completed on Lions Park or any other possible location within the Wynyard area

An additional motion was also passed for Council to seek land use planning for all these locations

A further recommendation to trial a designated area for freedom camping at Boat Harbour Beach has been deferred until after a postal survey is conducted with residents.

Council also determined to devise a plan of action for the clean-up of debris from storm events at Somerset, Sisters Beach and Wynyard beaches; and to provide a strong statement of support for the Cradle Coast Authority in regard to the proposed withdrawal of the Burnie City Council.

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