Community Vision and Council Plan

Share your vision for the future of the Borough


Last updated: February 2021
Current status: Consultation opening soon

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Consultation will open for this project in late February.


About the Community Vision & Council Plan

At the start of every new term, Council produces strategic documents that outline the focus of our work for the entire term. In line with new Victorian Government legislation, we're starting work on two separate documents that plan for the future – the Community Vision and the Council Plan. We're asking for your help creating both of these documents.

The Community Vision
The Community Vision is a long-term vision document that sets out goals for our community to achieve over the next ten years. Council has an important role to play in achieving this vision, but the document will be a useful reference point for everyone in the Borough.

The Council Plan
The Council Plan sets out measurable goals and objectives for this four-year term of Council. It will explain the actions Council will take towards achieving the Community Vision, and organise those actions into pillars or portfolios.

Taken together, these documents help Council plan for the long term while also setting targets for how we will play a role in building a better Borough.


Why these plans matter

Under Victorian law, almost all Council decisions have to be consistent with and guided by a Council Plan. The projects Council chooses to fund and the way different areas of our work are prioritised are guided by our Council Plan, which will in turn align with the values and principles set out in the Community Vision. In short, these are the single most important strategic documents for Council – they influence every other piece of work we do. By taking part in the creation of these documents, you'll have a say in what Council's priorities are and what kind of place the Borough will be in the future.

Council is currently producing other strategic plans, including a Climate Emergency Response Plan and a Coastal and Marine Management Plan. The Community Vision and Council Plan won't affect this work, but they will clarify how these priorities fit into Council's overall strategic direction.