Council Plan 2017–2021

The Council Plan 2017–2021 was adopted by Council on Thursday 10 August 2017 after an extensive consultation process.

You are encouraged to read the 2017–2021 Council Plan, which is available from the download link provided.


The Council Plan 2017–2021 includes a new vision for the Borough of Queenscliffe:

'The Borough remains a safe haven defined by its unique heritage, rich culture and significant natural environment. It is a special and restorative place for an involved and caring community and our visitors.'

Strategic objectives

The 2017–2021 Council Plan has been framed around five strategic objectives:

  1. Community Wellbeing
  2. Environmental Sustainability
  3. Local Economy
  4. Planning and Heritage
  5. Governance and Performance

It also includes specific initiatives which are linked to the annual Budget. 

Below is a short video about the community consultation process within the development of the Council Plan.

Council thanks all the residents and ratepayers who took the time to respond to Council’s request for ideas and feedback. Council received more than 350 survey responses by the end of February, supplemented with ‘focus-group’ style feedback gathered during the Community Summit.

In addition, we received 262 worksheet submissions from local primary school students, and the Children’s Summit held in February 2017 also provided valuable and creative ideas. The level of involvement of our younger residents in this consultation process is particularly pleasing.

The significant feedback from the community made a major contribution to the drafting of the Council Plan 2017–2021. The community consultation period on the draft Council Plan ended on Monday 29 May 2017. Council held a public meeting to hear submissions on the draft Council Plan 2017–2021 at the Queenscliff Town Hall on Thursday 8 June 2017, and considered the adoption of the draft Council Plan 2017–2021 at its Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 22 June 2017 at 7.00pm.