News item release date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Hobsons Bay City Council has finalised its action plan for the next four years and now it’s time for the local community to have their say.
Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Sandra Wilson said based on the Hobsons Bay 2030 community vision and extensive community consultation, the Council Plan 2017-21 sets out the Council’s priorities in line with the needs of those who live, work and play in Hobsons Bay.
“This is the most unique Council Plan we have ever embarked on as it is ‘the doing part’ of the Hobsons Bay 2030 community vision, which was created by the community, for the community,” said Cr Wilson.
“Our Council Plan has been informed by this comprehensive process and also feedback that we have gathered from our broader community, our local organisations and our stakeholders on their vision for our city and for Council’s operations.
“They want to see us plan ahead to bolster and protect the things they value so strongly – our heritage, the ‘village feel’ of our neighbourhoods, our community values, our diversity and our unique environment.”
The draft Council Plan consists of 20 strategic objectives that are framed around four goal areas:
- An Inclusive and Healthy Community - enhancing the health and quality of life of the community through the equitable provision of quality services and opportunities for greater wellbeing
- A Great Place - ensure Hobsons Bay is a vibrant place to live, work and visit
- A Well Designed, Maintained and Environmentally Sustainable Place - manage future growth and development to ensure it is well designed and accessible whilst protecting our natural and built environments
- A Council of Excellence - be a leading and skilled Council that is responsible innovative and engaging to deliver excellence in all we do
To have your say on the Council Plan 2017-21, visit http://participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/, any Hobsons Bay Library branch or the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre. Public submissions are open from 19 April to 24May.
For more information, please call 9932 1000.