post Community Planning Workshop

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 5:30 pm

Community Planning Workshop
Do you want a say in the future of the community?
Do you have a great project in mind?
Workshop: 18th June, 6-9.30pm
Leigh Creek Hotel (aka Copley Pub) Copley
supper supplied 7.30pm
Facilitator Cecelia Woolford (Kimba TAFE Inc)
This workshop incorporates the development of a Community Plan for the next 3 years.
RSVP to Copley Progress Association
Helen McCloud by Tuesday 17th June
Sponsored by Outback Areas Development Trust


  1. as with the other workshop…I have RSVP’d for 4-10 people. wonderful timing eh!!

    Comment by di — June 16, 2008 @ 6:04 pm

  2. Just out of interest, Helen’s surname is spelled McLeod.

    Comment by Rose — June 16, 2008 @ 6:55 pm

  3. There is also a contract out to clean the toilets at the info bay – I will be putting a notice up on the Packsaddle board later on today regarding this.

    Comment by Rose — June 17, 2008 @ 8:04 am

  4. well…slap my speeling wrist!!!!!

    Comment by di — June 17, 2008 @ 11:16 am

  5. I apologise to Helen concerning the misspelling of her only excuse being my love of all things ‘Highlander”

    Comment by di — June 17, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

  6. Is everyone aware that a Public Rally will take place wednesday at 10 am in Leigh Creek mall to discuss the health care plans for Leigh Creek hospital. As this is our community concern, as many people as possible from Copley should be there to voice their opinion. I realise this isn’t what this post is dedicated to, but I had nowhere esle to put it. See you all there, then at the workshop in the evening.

    Comment by di — June 17, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

  7. Wednesday was a very busy day, firstly with the rally concerning the Leigh Creek Hospital’s future direction…..
    The strategic plan for SA Health has been posted on their website…

    The rest of this comment has been bounced to a new thread ‘Future Directions of the Hospital’ – amt

    Comment by di — June 19, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

  8. Wednesday Night was the Community Planning workshop by Cecelia Woolford and Mark Shirley (OACDT)
    This was an interesting night which saw the focus of the previous Town Management Plan objectives being turned on its head, putting Health concerns on top of the list, followed by Community concerns and projects, then Infrastructure management then Tourism. Training, Youth Issues, Sport and Recreation, the Environment and Housing followed closely. 22 members of the community attended. It was refreshing to have a voice in the direction of our community. Here began a hope that we can all work together in planning our future.
    Thank you to both Cecelia and Mark and all those who attended and contributed.

    Comment by di — June 19, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

  9. apologies about the incorrect numbers of people at the meeting…there were only 12. We would have liked more people there to add their contribution to this important planning workshop. Cecelia and Mark Shirley will work on all our ideas and send it back to CDPA as a formulated and readable document. It will then be up to the committee to ratify their community’s decisions on what is important to the people here, living in this town and surrounding district.
    A possible solution to the differing values of importance between the townspeople and the businesses has been put forward by a member, that a Business Association be formed. They can then focus on tourism and other business building ventures, and put those ideas to CDPA. This would then free the CDPA to concentrate on the people of the community and all the progressive projects now being discussed and those which have already begun. Also the selection of sub-committees of those with the specialised skills to work on grants and other ‘worthy’ projects which will benefit the community itself and its people.
    What do you think?

    Comment by di — June 20, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  10. Sub committees of what or whom – the CDPA?

    Comment by Rose — June 21, 2008 @ 7:20 am

  11. It was quite an amazing meeting indeed, with everyone given the freedom to discuss and write about issues that afffect our community. It was obvious we are in need of regular community
    meeting, especially after reading the 2006 Town plan update –
    Wow, some of statements in it are debatable!!
    Viva la Freedom, lets meet…..
    ps Thank you Pam and Mark for letting us know the meeting was on.

    Comment by gina — June 21, 2008 @ 5:47 pm

  12. Great meeting! Thank you Pam & Mark for letting us know.

    Comment by gina — June 21, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

  13. The one thing that was extremely obvious from the town planning
    meeting was the need for general meetings and communication.
    I was amazed at some of the statements in the revised 2006
    update – hmmmm, what can I say?

    Comment by gina — June 22, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

  14. I could say quite a bit about the 2006 town plan, but, as we have now re-vamped it with the people of the community in the forefront, we just may see some positive changes. One can only hope.

    Comment by di — June 23, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

  15. Someone asked at some point…what is wrong with the ‘Catcha at Copley’ pamphlet.
    *It really needs an update of information
    *the catch-phrase is dated
    *Activities need revision
    *Map is inaccurate -fun cartoon but grossly disadvantages any businesses/tourist attractions beyond the rail line
    *Seems to give permission for several activities without permissions from the locals and is culturally insensitive.
    *ignores the history of the original Copley with the main street on the other side of the rail line
    *rail line goes the wrong way

    These are just a few of the glaring problems.
    If you get ahold ‘a one….while ya sidd’n ‘avin a bite t’ eat when ya hungry…!!! cobba’
    *ask a tourist what they think of the 30’s language…
    *what an insult to tourists and to the residents and the businesses.
    *Yes, we are a remote town, but hopefully, we have emerged from the 30’s by now.

    Comment by di — June 23, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

  16. Map is inaccurate -fun cartoon but grossly disadvantages any businesses/tourist attractions beyond the rail line

    The pamphlet was put together by the businesses of the main street, long before any other businesses started up on the “other side of the line”. Anyone can advertise their business in this pamphlet, if the appropriate fee is paid. And it has nothing to do with the CDPA either.

    Comment by Rose — June 23, 2008 @ 8:43 pm

  17. I haven’t said it does have anything to do with CDPA, Rose…this is the community planning blog page.
    Whether it was put together by the businesses or not Rose, inaccuracies are still needing to be adjusted and old information updated.
    This pamphlet was a part of the 2002 Town Management Plan which seems to be an integral part of the CDPA Constitution.
    I am assuming that the revised 2006 document took the place of the 2002 document in said constitution Part 3 Objects of the Association {e}
    As such, it should have also been revised at the same time. So, maybe the above question about it being a CDPA issue, needs also be adjusted. 🙄
    How confusement!!!!

    Comment by di — June 23, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

  18. AhH, for the RiGht FeE,
    I will cArve you a pEg froM a LinDen tReE
    tUrN a bLind eYe
    AlL thRouGh hiStorY…..fOr tHe rigHt fEe….

    Comment by KiCkInG BiRd — June 24, 2008 @ 5:22 am

  19. and for the right fee I can design a new brochure 8) 😛 8)

    Comment by newseditor — June 24, 2008 @ 9:48 am

  20. No Di you didn’t say it had anything to do with the CDPA, but since they seem to get blamed for almost everything that goes on in town I thought I would make that point quite clear. As I said, it was put together by the (then) business people of the community – they are the ones that pay to have it printed. If you want to see it changed, then maybe you should speak to one of them about it.

    Comment by Rose — June 24, 2008 @ 11:59 am

  21. Strange the way this discussion has gone down the “blame” road…
    steady, steady – sometimes questions need to be asked, and sometimes folk take them way too personal – We need to recollect
    All of us are the CDPA, either members or exec members – but, all the same none the less.
    To make any form of progress forward – all of us need to confront the issues that are of concern to any of the members in our community. To reach that goal we need to communicate – it’s really quite simple.
    Peace & light to us all…

    Comment by gina — June 24, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

  22. agreed gina. Why are people getting all huffed up at every statement or question?
    Aha…newseditor must be home….welcome back

    Comment by di — June 24, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

  23. about the pamphlet……I don’t recall asking anything about it….i believe it was your question Rose. 🙄

    Comment by di — June 24, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

  24. Di, it was mentioned on page 6 of the May newsletter. That is why I put my original question on that thread, however somehow it has ended up on this one.

    Comment by Rose — June 24, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

  25. oh..OK Rose…thanks for clarifying that. You may think this is a little strange, but by the time I have finished the newsletter, I don’t have time to read it…so I certainly have no recollection of what is in which issue. It is such a time-consuming activity and needs many changes before it is ready for printing, then changing the format for posting on the blog, downloading onto a stick, then it is up to newseditor to do her work.
    It doesn’t make itself. I think that between the two of us, a whole week of work is gobbled up….and…all volunteered!!!!!! 🙂

    Comment by di — June 25, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

  26. Yes I can imagine that it is all very time consuming for you both, but we are thankful for it! 🙂

    Comment by Rose — June 26, 2008 @ 7:39 am

  27. thankful..hmmmmm….so thankful that the pin was pulled on this blog.

    Comment by di — June 30, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

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