Our People, Our Place, Our Future

In February 2021 we began community engagement to help inform the development of several key strategic documents: the Community Vision, Council Plan, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, Municipal Planning Strategy and Financial Plan due to be endorsed in October 2021.

The first phase of the engagement program ‘Our People, Our Place, Our Future’ commenced on 15 February 2021 and concluded on 28 March 2021.

Over 2,000 participants engaged via activities including community pop-ups, surveys, community workshops, forums and children’s activities.

What we heard

While participant responses to ‘Our People, Our Place, Our Future’ were wide and varied, what was very strongly reinforced through this engagement was that our community wants our Shire to be a place where:

  • Equity, inclusion and participation is championed
  • Mental and physical wellbeing is supported
  • Liveability is prioritised
  • The environment, including the Green Wedge, is valued, admired and protected
  • Actions to mitigate the effects of climate change are undertaken
  • Risk and emergency management underpins Council’s practices

Further analysis of the engagement data and subsequent engagement phases will be delivered over the coming months in line with the legislated strategic planning requirements.

View the Key Engagement Findings and Summary of Engagement Findings

What's next

Our key strategic council documents will be written using the information gathered during the engagement period, including our Community Vision and Council Plan, and will be available for further community input in August.

Privacy Collection Notice:

Nillumbik Shire Council is collecting your personal information for the purpose of conducting the Our People, Our Place, Our Future survey. The personal information being collected is to ensure that Council has satisfied the community engagement principles as outlined in the Local Government Act 2020.

The personal information you provide will not be shared unless we are permitted or required to by law.

Anonymous quotes or responses from your survey may appear in Council business papers.

If you wish to ‘Stay Informed’ an email address will be required.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, privacy@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.