Maryvale residents are working together to shape their community’s future with the upcoming Maryvale Futures Workshop on Friday 18 May. This workshop is in conjunction with the Maryvale Urban Design Project, which has recently had an official date set for public consultation of the plan. JFP Urban Design Consultants will host the workshop and has invited all Maryvale residents and business owners to share their thoughts and contribute their ideas about the long-term future of their community.

A Southern Downs Regional Council Planning Technical Officer will attend the workshop in a support capacity. Southern Downs Councillors and other Council senior staff will not attend to ensure Maryvale residents are given the best possible opportunity to have their ideas heard and at the forefront of the discussion between the consultants and the community. The feedback will be collected and used in an urban design framework which will guide Council on the Maryvale community’s expectations. The Maryvale Urban Design Project aims to enhance and build on the existing character of Maryvale as an attractive and desirable place to live, work and visit.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie, said the community consultation process will call upon local residents and business owners to have their say and generate additional ideas. “The Maryvale Futures Workshop is a key part of the process in identifying long-term opportunities for Maryvale and its community,” Mayor Dobie said. “Maryvale residents can ask questions and contribute their feedback and ideas. It really is an opportunity for locals to be heard and share their experiences of their community to help shape its future. I encourage all Maryvale residents and business owners to take part.”

The workshop will be held at the Maryvale Community Hall on Taylor Street, and will be a great event that engages and includes the whole community.

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