Council Plan

The Council Plan sets out the key directions and main objectives to achieve our vision of a green, sustainable and vibrant Banyule for a healthy, connected and inclusive community.

We review and update the Council Plan each year so that we can deliver on our objectives. A part of reviewing the plan involves asking the community how we are tracking and understanding emerging issues and priorities. This is a vital part of our review process that ensures what we do meets community needs, remains relevant and responds to the change circumstances and environment in which we live.

We are now planning for the development of Year 3 of the Council Plan 2017-2021 and would love to hear from you.

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We are developing Year 3 of our Council Plan 2017-2021 and want to hear your ideas on what the next 12 months should look like. Share your thoughts until January 2019.

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Background

Council Plan Framework

There are many areas of work Council undertakes to make Banyule a great place to live, work and play.

To guide our planning for how we do this, we have a Council Plan Strategic Framework 2017-2021. Some of the key features of the framework are the Vision, Objectives and Key Directions.

These features stay the same for the four years the Council Plan covers. What changes each year, are the actions that sit under each of the key directions. These actions are identified based on community consultation, research, data, legislative and policy requirements and key sector influences.

Our Vision

Banyule, a green, sustainable and vibrant place for a healthy, connected and inclusive community.

Our Objectives
  • People - Strong, Healthy and Inclusive Communities
  • Planet - Environmental Sustainability
  • Place - Great Places and Spaces
  • Participation - Engagement and Advocacy
  • Performance - Efficiency and Good Governance

Key directions

Our 5 Key Directions

The Council Plan has five key strategic directions which set out to achieve our objectives.

People-Strong, Healthy and Inclusive Communities
We will support and strengthen the health and wellbeing of the Banyule community through the following key directions:

1.1 Support and promote health and wellbeing
1.2 Provide a range of services for people at important life stages
1.3 Support a connected, inclusive and involved community
1.4 Develop and promote safety and resilience in our community
1.5 Enhance quality of life and connection through arts and culture
1.6 Stimulate business, employment and investment opportunities

Planet - environmentally Sustainability
We will protect and care for the natural environment through the following key directions:

2.1 Protect and enhance our natural environment
2.2 Conserve water and improve stormwater management
2.3 Lead in planning for, and responding to, climate change
2.4 Avoid waste generation
2.5 Be environmental stewards

Place - Great Places and Spaces
We will maintain and enhance our public spaces, buildings and infrastructure through the following key directions:

3.1 Preserve and improve Banyule as a great place to live, work and play
3.2 Renew and maintain Banyule’s public assets and infrastructure
3.3 Invest in and support activity centres and employment precincts
3.4 Provide great public and open spaces
3.5 Support sustainable transport

Participation- Engagement and Advocacy
We will engage meaningfully and advocate for the broader interest of the community through the following key directions:

4.1 Engage meaningfully with our community and encourage participation
4.2 Advocate for our community
4.3 Communicate effectively with our community

Performance - Efficiency and Good Governance
We will manage our resources wisely to achieve Council’s strategic objectives through the following key directions:

5.1 Provide exceptional customer service
5.2 Deliver best value services and facilities
5.3 Provide responsible financial management and business planning
5.4 Provide good governance and be accountable
5.5 Promote an engaged and productive organisation
5.6 Manage the systems and assets that support service delivery