City of Greater Geelong Councillors last night endorsed OurCommunity Plan 2021-25, a four-year strategic plan for the future of the
The plan was approved alongside the 2021-2022 Budget, after
a significant community engagement process in April and May this year.
Our Community Plan, which combines the City’s former CouncilPlan and the Municipal Health & Wellbeing Plan, will guide Council
decisions over the next four years, including yearly budget allocations.
An Action Plan detailing the key initiatives and actions
will be developed and released on an annual basis to support the delivery of
Our Community Plan.
Our Community Plan 2021-25 sets goals and priorities in four
- Healthy, caring and
- Sustainable growth and
- Strong local economy
- High-performing council
City of Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said Our
Community Plan 2021-25 was a framework for Council decisions about policy,
programs and resources.
Our Community Plan been developed in tandem with our Budget
2021-22 to ensure our investment decisions align with our strategic goals and
that the community health, wellbeing and aspirations for our future are
reflected in everything we do.
Sustainability is a key principle underpinning this plan –
Council is focused on achieving the best outcomes for people, the environment
and the economy – both now and in the future.
This plan is a key strategic document that ensures we stay
current and responsive to the region’s evolving priorities and opportunities,
while holding true to our 30-year Clever and Creative Vision.
Councillor Kylie Grzybek, Chair, Statutory and Strategic
Planning portfolio said Our Community Plan was developed through comprehensive
This plan is the result of asking our community what their
priorities are for the future of the Greater Geelong, and using those responses
to set our strategic directions for the next four years.
The Municipal Health & Wellbeing Plan is incorporated
into this document because the community’s health and wellbeing is a top
priority - we need to ensure people are mentally well and feeling connected
with each other, particularly during the pandemic.
Our Community Plan is a culmination of everything we heard
from community members who have a diverse range of views and experiences and
we’re committed to continuous improvement and adaptability to meet their
I thank all those who have been involved in the development
of Our Community Plan 2021-25 and Action Plan. This document ensures the
community know what the strategic priorities are in a clear and concise