The final report of the Eurobodalla Citizens’ Jury will be presented to the council at today’s meeting.
The report contains 86 recommendations across nine areas, as developed by the non-profit research organisation New Democracy after consultation with 28 community jurors.
It will be formally presented at the Tuesday, December 13, council meeting, but councillors were briefed last week.
The jury provided feedback to the question: ‘Is council spending our money on the right things? If not, what should we change?’.
The recommendations cover employment, economic and business development; Aboriginal and broader community involvement; environment and rural lands; long-term vision and innovation; advocacy and facilitation; pathways; roads, rates and rubbish; and arts development.
The jury believed the council was “broadly meeting the needs of the community and generally spending our money on the right things”.
In regards to economic development the report recommended that “Eurobodalla Shire needs a more agile and diverse economy to reduce dependence on tourism”.