Council Plan

Council Plan 2017-2021

The Council Plan(PDF, 10MB) represents a four year road map for the Council, and describes the key services and priorities that Council will focus on between 2017 and 2021.

In developing the Council Plan, Council has considered:

  • Council’s long term planning, including Long Term Infrastructure(PDF, 4MB) and Financial Plans(PDF, 1MB).
  • Community and Councillor planning workshops held to identify the key issues Council needs to consider in developing the Council Plan.
  • Responses made to a community survey on what the community values and wants for the future.
  • Emerging issues, challenges and opportunities facing the community, the shire and the region.
  • Community needs and aspirations for the future as expressed in the BawBaw 2050 community vision.
  • Council’s role, and organisation capacity and capability over the next four years.

Council's Strategic Objectives

The four objectives of the Council Plan(PDF, 10MB), which together will drive Council’s planning, major projects and service delivery over the four years 2017 - 2021, are:

  1. Vibrant communities.
  2. Thriving economy.
  3. Safe and sustainable environments.
  4. Organisational excellence.

Under each of these, Council has identified the services it will deliver and a number of four-year strategies to achieve the objectives and the outcomes that council is wanting to achieve.

Vibrant Communities

  • Quality community focused services, facilities and infrastructure to support a growing community.
  • Managing Baw Baw’s growth and development.
  • A vibrant, healthy and inclusive community.
  • Thriving town centres, rural and remote communities.

Thriving Economy

  • Supporting innovative, thriving and sustainable local business and industry providing local employment.

Safe and Sustainable Environment

  • Protecting and sustainably managing Baw Baw’s environment.
  • Efficient roads, transport and parking.
  • Community safety and protection.
  • Preparing for the impacts and consequences of climate change and extreme events.

Organisational Excellence

  • Innovative, community focused and future ready.
  • Positive leadership, advocacy and decision making around shared goals.
  • Providing community benefit by effectively managing council’s resources and finances.
  • Staff who are supported to ensure they are effective, safe and skilled in the workplace.

Council will identify annual initiatives against each of the objectives which will be included in the annual Budget.

The Council Plan also includes the Strategic Resource Plan, which identifies the financial resources that will be required over the next four years in order to achieve the Council Plan objectives.

Reporting our performance

Council regularly reports its performance in its quarterly reports, Annual Report and Performance Statements, which are published to Council’s website.

Council also publishes its annual performance against the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework on the State Government Know Your Council website


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