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Darebin City Council is currently planning its long, medium and short term future through a comprehensive strategic planning process.

We are asking the people of Darebin to get involved and share their views on our strategic priorities for the coming four years, our annual budget and our 10-year financial plan.

While this is underway, a comprehensive community-led process to design Darebin’s first-ever 20-year Community Vision is taking place in the background.

What has happened so far?

Under the new Local Government Act 2020, the Community Vision, Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan) and the 10-Year Financial Plan must be informed and shaped via a deliberative process, meaning the community is involved in the decision making. To assist the deliberative panel, the role of Council is to gather feedback from the community for the panel to consider.

What is happening now

From 20 April until 10 May, we’ll be seeking community feedback about:

The Community Vision, Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan) and Financial Plan will be brought to Council for adoption by end of June 2021.

Please note that there has been an update made to the Council Plan priorities 2021-2025 document due to an error. The following changes have been made to the updated version:

  • Pages 14-15 - added:
    - Action 43: Work towards the Rainbow Tick accreditation for Council’s services and activities
    - Action 44: Offer co-working spaces at Darebin Arts Centre
    - Action 45: Support social enterprises that wish to work in and with Darebin Council
    - Action 46: Provide financial and in-kind support to neighbourhood houses who bring diverse people together
    - Action 47: Launch Council’s new website with improved access functionality to people from diverse communities

  • Page 26 - added:
    - Action 204: Council supports the safety of children through funding support provided for School Crossing Supervisors before and afterschool times.

  • Page 36 - added:
    - Action 127: Action through the establishment of a Darebin Nature Plan to include streetscape improvements COVID recovery
    - Action 135: Street Furniture and Equipment Renewal Program

Provide a submission

  • Complete an online submission form
  • Request for a hardcopy submission form by calling 8470 8613. Then complete a hardcopy form and mail to:

    Manager Governance & Corporate Strategy
    City of Darebin
    PO Box 91
    Preston VIC 3072

We will be conducting telephone surveys with randomly selected households across the municipality so keep an ear out, you might receive a call!

Please provide your submissions by Monday 17 May 2021

Darebin City Council is currently planning its long, medium and short term future through a comprehensive strategic planning process.

We are asking the people of Darebin to get involved and share their views on our strategic priorities for the coming four years, our annual budget and our 10-year financial plan.

While this is underway, a comprehensive community-led process to design Darebin’s first-ever 20-year Community Vision is taking place in the background.

What has happened so far?

Under the new Local Government Act 2020, the Community Vision, Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan) and the 10-Year Financial Plan must be informed and shaped via a deliberative process, meaning the community is involved in the decision making. To assist the deliberative panel, the role of Council is to gather feedback from the community for the panel to consider.

What is happening now

From 20 April until 10 May, we’ll be seeking community feedback about:

The Community Vision, Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan) and Financial Plan will be brought to Council for adoption by end of June 2021.

Please note that there has been an update made to the Council Plan priorities 2021-2025 document due to an error. The following changes have been made to the updated version:

  • Pages 14-15 - added:
    - Action 43: Work towards the Rainbow Tick accreditation for Council’s services and activities
    - Action 44: Offer co-working spaces at Darebin Arts Centre
    - Action 45: Support social enterprises that wish to work in and with Darebin Council
    - Action 46: Provide financial and in-kind support to neighbourhood houses who bring diverse people together
    - Action 47: Launch Council’s new website with improved access functionality to people from diverse communities

  • Page 26 - added:
    - Action 204: Council supports the safety of children through funding support provided for School Crossing Supervisors before and afterschool times.

  • Page 36 - added:
    - Action 127: Action through the establishment of a Darebin Nature Plan to include streetscape improvements COVID recovery
    - Action 135: Street Furniture and Equipment Renewal Program

Provide a submission

  • Complete an online submission form
  • Request for a hardcopy submission form by calling 8470 8613. Then complete a hardcopy form and mail to:

    Manager Governance & Corporate Strategy
    City of Darebin
    PO Box 91
    Preston VIC 3072

We will be conducting telephone surveys with randomly selected households across the municipality so keep an ear out, you might receive a call!

Please provide your submissions by Monday 17 May 2021