Council Plan Quarterly Report – March 2019 endorsed

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Council Plan Quarterly Report – March 2019 has been endorsed by council.

The 2018–22Council Plan was adopted in June last year and identifies the objectives and priorities of council, as the region-city works its way towards being recognised as clever and creative. It guides how resources are allocated, to deliver infrastructure, services and programs to the community in a sustainable way.

This quarterly report tracks council’s progress against the Council Plan’s 11 strategic priorities and the one year aims.

The plan has 84 key priorities and 56 aims and by the end of March 2019, the majority were on track. Six have been completed to date, with three finished in the March quarter:

  • The City constructed the Garden Organics Processing Facility in Anakie, which has received its first delivery of residential green waste. It is expected to process an estimated 35,000 tonnes of green organics from the region.
  • The City allocated all $50,000 of the 2018–19 Environment and Sustainability Grants Program funds in December 2018.
  • Twelve young people have been elected, including our region’s first ever Junior Mayor, to the new Greater Geelong Youth Council. They’ll provide the area’s official ‘youth voice’ and will meet once a month.
  • The Multicultural Action Plan 2018–22 was launched in February, to improve engagement with the region’s culturally diverse population.
  • Council endorsed the Municipal Early Years Plan 2018–22 in November 2018, to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families.
  • The City has implemented the actions in the annual employee opinion survey.

The report states there are five priorities or aims that need improvement, including increasing free Wi Fi in public spaces and community facilities. One has not been started and one has been deemed ‘off track’. Council remains focused to continue work on all unfinished priorities and aims.

Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:

This document is a welcome report card to see how we’re tracking in the 2018-22 Council Plan, as we strive towards a clever and creative future.

I’m pleased to see six priorities and aims have already been delivered, but we’re not done yet. Council is committed to delivering these outcomes and making Greater Geelong an even better place to live and work.

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