The City of Boroondara is about to embark on one of its largest community consultation programs.

The consultation will inform the development of Council’s 10-year Boroondara Community Plan, which will guide future services.

Stage one of the consultation began on 28 November 2016 and poses the simple question: What’s important to you in Boroondara?

Cr Phillip Healey, Mayor of Boroondara, said that the initial question was designed to encourage “blue sky” thinking, to get people to really focus on what’s important to them.

“We are creating a 10-year community plan and we want it to truly reflect the values and aspirations of the people of Boroondara,” he said.

The new community plan will be Council’s key strategic document for 2017 to 2027.

Over the coming months there will be numerous opportunities for the community to tell Council what is important to them, their family and their neighbourhood.

The first stage of the engagement program – from 28 November 2016 through to 12 February 2017 – will ask the community to respond to the “blue-sky” question across a range of touch points in the community, including online, cafes, schools and events.

The second stage – from 6 March through to 28 April 2017 – will invite the people of Boroondara to delve deeper into their priorities for the community through workshops and online activities.

“We are doing things a bit differently than we have in the past when we develop our council plans and budgets,” Cr Healey said.

“We want to know what people love about Boroondara, what’s important to them and their families, and what we can do to support their future health and happiness,” he said.

For more information, go to Have your say or contact Community Planning and Development on 9278 4753.