The Final Report from the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Leadership Summit, held in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall on 5 November, has been tabled with Councillors this week, providing a blueprint document to help drive a positive future for the City.
John Walker, CEO, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder said the Report provided a point of reference from the Summit to deliver a stronger future for Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
“The release of the Report is a further step in the process of reinstating Kalgoorlie-Boulder to its rightful position as one of the leading regional economic, social and cultural centres of Western Australia,” Mr Walker said.
“The Summit was very deliberately outcomes-focused and we are delighted that it has already triggered activity, and harnessed positive sentiment. The issues facing Kalgoorlie-Boulder are urgent, and that’s why leaders at the Summit were empowered to pursue their initiatives in line with the agreed priorities.”
Mr Walker said one of the key outcomes of the Summit was to more effectively deliver coordinated government services to the local community.
“Both the State Government and the Federal Government have already started to implement a range of practical initiatives to improve service provision in the City and surrounding regions. A complete audit of agency services will be concluded shortly and resources are already being deployed in the City to lead inter-agency efforts.”
The Council has also been proactive in reaching out to the community and establishing the building blocks to turn the initiatives raised in the Summit into tangible action.
“The success of the Summit and the delivery of the related initiatives requires a ‘whole of community approach’ and we have facilitated a number of meetings with community groups, indigenous leaders, youth councillors and service providers to improve engagement.
“The City is working with all levels of government to formalise engagement arrangements with the wider community. This will include working with the recently formed indigenous reference group, and meaningful engagement with the young people of the region through the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council.
“The Council has also resolved to appoint a Community Development Officer to drive the initiatives raised in the Summit.
“We will continue to engage and consult widely including the establishment of a range of working groups to most effectively and efficiently drive real change and a positive future for our community,” Mr Walker concluded.
The full report of the summit can be found at http://www.ckb.wa.gov.au/Your-Council,-Your-City/Council/Council-publications/Strategic-planning-documents.aspx