Yackandandah Place Plan

Logo with the words Love Yack

Yackandandah is a progressive, connected and caring regional community, achieving exceptional social, economic and environmental outcomes.

Despite this, Yackandandah is not immune to the many challenges facing regional and rural towns. The Yackandandah Place Plan: Love Yack process required an appreciation of Yackandandah’s capacity and aspirations to create actions that protect and sustain the community’s inherent attributes while harnessing greater potential for its future.

Through extensive engagement with residents, the Plan identified four strategic Pillars to manage existing and future challenges unique to Yackandandah:

PILLAR 1: A more sustainable future

PILLAR 2: A resilient economy

PILLAR 3: A connected town

PILLAR 4: A growing yet tight-knit community

The Pillars are supported by an action plan with shared responsibilities to deliver practical and achievable goals across different timeframes. The Plan has a thirty year horizon and will strengthen through regular monitoring and review by all stakeholders.

The Plan was developed by JOC Consulting and Habitat Planning, through extensive consultation with over 490 members of the local community across multiple engagements, including workshop participants, focus groups, online surveys, pop-up stations, school sessions, rail trail drop-in, pub chats and a dedicated App.

The project was guide by a Steering Committee comprising:

  • Councillor Diane Shepheard - Indigo Shire Council
  • Councillor Sophie Price – Indigo Shire Council
  • Merve Hooper - Yack Tracks
  • Phil Newman - YCDCo
  • Annette Nuck - Yackandandah Health
  • Megan Vincent - Yackandandah Chamber of Commerce
  • David Larkin - Community Representative
  • Geordie Graham - Community Representative
  • Jane Moore - Community Representative
  • Dennis Ginnivan – TRY

 Thank you to all who contributed to the development of this Plan.

 The Yackandandah Place Plan was developed between May 2019 and February 2020. The Plan was adopted by Council on May 12, 2020.

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