Community planning is an important mechanism for identifying and understanding community vision, aspirations and priorities for the future and helps enact community led change.
Tiaro Community Plan and Working Group
Following the Queensland State Government’s announcement to progress with a highway bypass of Tiaro as the preferred option for the Tiaro Flood Immunity Project it was proposed to form a Community working group. The working group’s purpose is to provide feedback into the bypass design project and develop a community plan for the future of Tiaro.
After calling for expressions of interest, the Tiaro Community Working Group has now been established. Local community members (Working Group) are volunteering their time to coordinate the development of the plan. The group will engage the wider community in developing the plan, in the coming months.
The Tiaro Community Working Group are wanting to hear from you to identify the key community objectives, prority projects and actions for the future of the community.
The role of this group is to work through a whole of community approach in identification and evaluation of community feedback into the Tiaro Community Plan.
In late 2019 Council was made aware that the Department had made a decision to progress with a highway bypass of Tiaro as the preferred option for the Tiaro Flood Immunity Project.
The Department completed preliminary investigations into options to improve flood immunity, and safety and efficiency on the Bruce Highway at Tiaro in 2019. Options assessed included:-
The Department’s assessment indicated that the bypass option represented better value for money, delivered more benefits, and had greater community support than the highway upgrade option.
A bypass will address flooding, safety and congestion concerns and reduce the cost of future upgrades to accommodate traffic growth. It will also remove a large portion of heavy vehicles from the Tiaro township, improving safety and liveability for residents.