Help shape Whittlesea’s future


Michaela Meade

Whittlesea residents are being encouraged to have their say on the municipality’s future.

Whittlesea council will be releasing its community plan 2021-25 for an additional round of community feedback later this month.

The plan 60 initiatives under each Whittlesea 2040 goal, including connected community, liveable neighbourhoods, strong local economy, sustainable environment, and high performing organisation.

The initiatives aim to shape the future of the municipality between 2021 and 2025.

Chair administrator Lydia Wilson said it was an important document for the council and community.

“This is an incredibly important four-year community plan,” Ms Wilson said.

“We’re really keen to know whether the current plan reflects community perspectives.”

Previous rounds of community consultation have resulted in 5535 comments from 1329 people, according to council.

Administrator Peita Duncan said the amount of feedback and engagement from the community was “fantastic”.

“It’s very heartening to know that our residents really do care and want to offer their ideas and what they would like to see for their city,” Ms Duncan said.

The community plan will be open for community feedback, along with the council’s financial plan 2021-2031, from Friday, August 20 until Monday, September 20.

An additional council meeting to adopt the community plan will be held Monday, October 25.