“Working to make Cygnet a better place to live, work and visit”
In 2014 Huon Valley Council (HVC) decided to disband the Cygnet Township Development Committee (CTDC) which, in one name or another, had existed to liaise with Council since the forced Council amalgamations in 1993.
Each township in the municipality had a Township Committee. These formal Council sub-committees met monthly with a councillor as Chair (the then Mayor, Robert Armstrong, in Cygnet’s case) and a staff member to take notes, prepare minutes and agendas.
When the CTDC was disbanded the former members were urged by Council to form an independent association to continue to consult with the community and liaise with Council. Which we did.
The Association has one very simple aim: we try to make Cygnet a better place to live and visit. For everybody.
Like most places Cygnet is a very different place from how it was 50 years ago. Some things are better and some are worse. Exactly which is which depends on your perspective but we can all agree that much has changed. It seems like the pace of that change is accelerating.
Change is inevitable
It is how a community responds to change and how it works together to plan for the future that counts. A forward thinking response and good planning is the best way to achieve positive results.
As part of the Cygnet Association (Inc) you can be part of that discussion and help us and HVC better understand the needs and aspirations of our diverse community. While this diversity has sometimes created division and tensions in the past these differences can, and should, be seen as one of our real advantages.
If you call Cygnet “Home” – whether your family has lived here for generations or you have only recently arrived – you can join us and be part of shaping the future of your home. You can have as little or as much involvement as you choose. Members are welcome to attend committee meetings. Non members by invitation of the Committee.