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Council Plan 2017 to 2021

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The final Council Plan was adopted by Council on 27 June, 2017 (effective 1 July, 2017), and was reviewed in 2018.  View the updated Council Plan



The Council Plan 2017-2021, incorporating the Council Plan and the Health and Wellbeing Plan, sets out the priorities and objectives of Council for the next four years.  View the Council Plan or Click here for more information. An Easy English version of the Council Plan was also released in 2018.

The Council Plan 2017-2021 was reviewed in 2018, and in response, Council made 21 changes which aim to improve the document’s clarity, and enhance its representation of community aspirations. The final revised Council Plan 2017-2021 was adopted by Council at the ordinary Council meeting held on 26 June 2018. Find out more about the Council Plan Annual Review 2018.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

The plan was prepared following extensive community engagement with almost 400 community members from across the Shire.  For more information on the process and results of the community engagement, please follow the links below:

Community Engagement Process

Key Findings - Summary

Key Findings - Full Report

The draft Council Plan was endorsed for public exhibition at a Council meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017. Council received 8 submissions via the public submission process which closed on 29 May 2017.  

8 written submissions were received from individual community members, the Council Plan Community Reference Group, and a number of external stakeholders.  Each submitter to the Council Plan will receive a letter in response to their submission.

Residents who opted to present their submission to Council were heard at a Special Council Meeting on 13 June 2017 at the Shire Hall in Bannockburn. All community members were welcome to attend to listen to submissions.

Project Category: 
Council Plan and Budget
Last Updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Project Status: 
Past Project
The Council Plan 2017-2021 sets out the priorities and objectives of Council for the next four years.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.