Design your Darebin 2041

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Darebin City Council has completed a community-wide conversation to find out the vision of the community for the future.

A community-led process to design Darebin’s first-ever 20-year Community Vision took place. This process involved approximately 1.600 members of the Darebin community and a 39-member deliberative engagement panel which was made up of people who live, work and play in Darebin and helped drill down into all the information captured.

We also asked 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 Financial Plan 2021-2031.

At its meeting on 28 June 2021, Council adopted the Darebin 2041 Community Vision, the 2021-2025 Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan), the Financial Plan 2021-31 and our annual budget.


Summary of Community Engagement

Almost 3,000 members of the Darebin community gave voice to these forward-looking strategies, which led to a Community Vision developed over a period of seven months by the 39 community members of our Darebin Deliberative Panel, the 2021-2025 Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan), and the Financial Plan 2021-2031.

Feedback was captured through online, at in-person information pop-ups, telephone surveys, and targeted sessions with people from our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

You can view the following engagement reports:

  • Design your Darebin 2041 Phase 1 Engagement Findings Report
  • Community Engagement Report – Council Plan (incorporating Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan)
  • Council Plan (incorporating Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan) – submission summary report
  • Design Your Darebin Report – process report
  • Deliberative Panel Report Outcomes – panel report


Darebin 2041 Community Vision

Darebin is an equitable, vibrant and connected community.

Darebin respects and supports First Nations People, values country, our diverse communities and places.

Darebin commits to mitigating the climate emergency, creating prosperity for current and future generations.

We have four strategic directions that will guide our actions and resources over the next four years, to move us closer to our Community Vision:

  • Vibrant, Respectful and Connected
  • Prosperous, Liveable and Flourishing
  • Climate, Green and Sustainable
  • Responsible, Transparent and Responsive


For more information about the 2021-2025 Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan) and the Financial Plan 2021-2031, please visit the Delivering for our Community project page

Darebin City Council has completed a community-wide conversation to find out the vision of the community for the future.

A community-led process to design Darebin’s first-ever 20-year Community Vision took place. This process involved approximately 1.600 members of the Darebin community and a 39-member deliberative engagement panel which was made up of people who live, work and play in Darebin and helped drill down into all the information captured.

We also asked 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 Financial Plan 2021-2031.

At its meeting on 28 June 2021, Council adopted the Darebin 2041 Community Vision, the 2021-2025 Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan), the Financial Plan 2021-31 and our annual budget.


Summary of Community Engagement

Almost 3,000 members of the Darebin community gave voice to these forward-looking strategies, which led to a Community Vision developed over a period of seven months by the 39 community members of our Darebin Deliberative Panel, the 2021-2025 Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan), and the Financial Plan 2021-2031.

Feedback was captured through online, at in-person information pop-ups, telephone surveys, and targeted sessions with people from our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

You can view the following engagement reports:

  • Design your Darebin 2041 Phase 1 Engagement Findings Report
  • Community Engagement Report – Council Plan (incorporating Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan)
  • Council Plan (incorporating Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan) – submission summary report
  • Design Your Darebin Report – process report
  • Deliberative Panel Report Outcomes – panel report


Darebin 2041 Community Vision

Darebin is an equitable, vibrant and connected community.

Darebin respects and supports First Nations People, values country, our diverse communities and places.

Darebin commits to mitigating the climate emergency, creating prosperity for current and future generations.

We have four strategic directions that will guide our actions and resources over the next four years, to move us closer to our Community Vision:

  • Vibrant, Respectful and Connected
  • Prosperous, Liveable and Flourishing
  • Climate, Green and Sustainable
  • Responsible, Transparent and Responsive


For more information about the 2021-2025 Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan) and the Financial Plan 2021-2031, please visit the Delivering for our Community project page