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Council wants your say on direction

18 Mar 2013

The State Government was not alone in seeking consultation last month, with the City of Melbourne releasing an outline of its Council Plan.

The eventual document will outline the key goals of the newly-formed council over its four-year term.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (pictured) was adamant a clear plan for the upcoming four years was vital to a successful council, and said it was exciting to open up this consultation opportunity to residents and ratepayers.

“What we love about Melbourne is not a result of luck or accident. It is very much a result of strategic planning and our partnership with our residents and ratepayers,” Cr Doyle said.

“Over the past three months, council has been developing its Council Plan 2013-17 which will seek to ensure that we retain the aspects of our city we love while meeting new demands. We considered the challenges ahead, the outcomes we would like to see in the next four years and our priorities to go about achieving them,” he added.

“Melburnians have created one of the world’s great cities through their collective ideas, enegry and enterprise.”

Cr Doyle said he wanted as many people as possible to see and comment on the plan.

“The results of our deliberations now are available for the public to see and comment on. I encourage you to join in the conversation about our city’s future.”

Councillor Stephen Mayne said the City of Melbourne was committed to engaging with stakeholders and community members about the plan.

“This important document will have a bearing on the final council plan. We need to hear from as many people as possible,” Cr Mayne said.

He also pointed out that the plan reflected the six goals of the Future Melbourne Community Plan:

A city for people;
A creative city;
A prosperous city;
A knowledgable city;
An eco-friendly city; and
A connected city.

To view the council plan document and comment, head to the council website

www.melbourne.vic.gov.au or alternatively you can access printed versions of the forms at City of Melbourne customer service centres and libraries.

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