a change in the way we inform council strategies and support local communities
council agreed to a new approach as part of our Council Planning process
earlier this year.
signed off on the development of a local area plan (or community plan) across
the municipality based on four distinct geographic areas, being The Hills, Central
and Upper Yarra, Yarra Valley and Urban areas. The local area plan is a
document that includes a community's vision and plan to share their future
aspirations. Council will support any community wanting to develop a local area
plan. Local area plans are owned and implemented by the community. Over the
coming years local area plans will help to inform future Council Plans. In the
past council has relied on Vision 2020 which has been a great statement of
community aspiration but does fall short of reflecting the local issues in such
a big and diverse municipality.
order to support the development of local area plans, Council employs four community
development officers, each responsible for a specific region. In the Hills it's
It's a great process to get involved
in, and the first opportunity is coming soon to the Hills.
When: 7:00 to 8:30pm Thursday
14 November, 2013
Where: Sherbrooke Family
and Children's Centre - 1443 Burwood Hwy, Upwey
Book: yes please - let us
know you're coming for catering purposes online here
or call Amanda on 9294 6741
why should community members get
involved you ask?
area planning offers communities a structure or process that helps to:
empower community leaders by providing an environment that lets you have a say
on issues that are important to you and develop solutions to these issues
identify local strengths and assets that can be enhanced, rather than focusing
on needs and wants
take the learnings from your neighbouring communities to help you to achieve
connect your community and develop local partnerships and networks that build
pride in the place where you live
tap into existing skills and experience or learn new skills
promote the local social, economic and health benefits of your community that
make it a good place to live.
can support communities by:
participating in meetings
providing template documents
being a conduit between the community & Council
supporting and providing advice on community engagement
providing support to identify funding sources
like to know more you can contact the Hills area Community Development Officer Amanda
on 9294 6741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
otherwise I look forward to seeing you on the 14th to talk and listen to all
things community aspiration.
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