The City of Boroondara has embarked 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, which commenced today, 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 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 through to 12 February - will ask the community to tell Council what is important to them with opportunities to provide feedback across a range of touch points in the community including online, cafes 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 further information please go to www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/ourcommunity or contact Community Planning and Development on 9278 4753.
For more information email Andrew Birks, Leader Communication Strategy and Performance. Phone: 9278 4329