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A year of consolidation in final year of Council Plan

Summary

Brimbank City Council is on track to deliver the many improvements and efficiencies laid out in its ambitious four-year Council Plan.

Brimbank City Council is on track to deliver the many improvements and efficiencies laid out in its ambitious four-year Council Plan.

At the Tuesday 19 April Council Meeting, the Council Plan 2013-2017 (Year 4) was endorsed for community consultation.

Brimbank Chair of Administrators John Watson said the Council Plan clearly articulates the areas of focus for the organisation over the next 12 months.

“Year Four of the plan will see the consolidation on major projects and initiatives that have been implemented to help strengthen Brimbank’s position as the dynamic centre of the west.

“The plan will provide the newly elected Council with a solid foundation to develop a new four year plan that continues to enhance the City’s built form and open spaces as well as service delivery.

“This plan has guided a significant investment in the City’s assets including the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre construction, the redevelopment of the St Albans Community Centre (previously known as Errington Community Centre) and the extension of the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium.

“Council has also made lasting improvements to the public realm with the ongoing implementation of the Creating Better Parks Strategy, town centre improvements and thousands of tree plantings across the municipality.

“Through our libraries, community care services, youth services and sustainability and urban and strategic planning we are striving to create a better Brimbank.

“As Administrators we have worked to strengthen the city’s finances whilst keeping costs down and rate increases to a minimum and at the same time delivering services that enhance community wellbeing and the environment.

“We have also focused on using technology as an enabler for improving efficiencies in service delivery. As our community’s needs and expectations change we need systems and processes that are responsive and relevant,” Mr Watson said.

The Council Plan’s six strategic directions - aligned with the Brimbank Community Plan (2009– 030) comprise: Council and the Community working together; Community Wellbeing; Urban Design and Infrastructure; Sustainable Environments; Industry and Economic Development and Strategic Sites; and, Organisational Effectiveness.

The revised Council Plan is open for community comment until 24 May 2016.

A copy of the draft Council Plan 2013-2017 (Year 4) is available for inspection for a period of 28 days until 24 May 2016 during office hours at Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries or available anytime online at our Have Your Say page.

Submissions may be made by mail, addressed to: Director Community Wellbeing, Brimbank City Council, PO Box 70, Sunshine VIC 3020; or via email to submission@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

Anyone making a written submission also has the right to be heard in person on their submission to Council at a meeting to be held on 7 June 2016 at the Council Chamber, Sunshine Municipal Offices, 6-18 Alexandra Avenue, Sunshine.

Anyone wishing to be heard in support of their submission should state so in their written submission.