Six priorities and actions that council committed to carrying out during this financial year from the Council Plan 2018–2022 Update 2019–2020 have been completed, with council ‘on track’ in its progress to deliver 111 more.
The Council Plan guides how resources are allocated to
sustainably deliver infrastructure, services and programs to the community. The
Council Plan Quarterly Report – March 2020 was endorsed last night and tracks
the City’s progress against the plan’s 11 strategic priorities, four-year key
priorities and one-year actions.
Out of the 130
priorities and actions reported on within the plan, the following items were
completed by the end of March 2020:
- implement a new approach for the Community Investment
and Support Fund
- continue to invest in programs and facilities to
support gender equity in sport
- trial a flexible parking solution for the CBD
- update the Tourism Development Plan to identify new
priority infrastructure projects
and fund the Community Events Grant Fund and
- establish and support an organisational change
A seventh item,
‘Construct a green organics facility’, was completed in a previous financial
Some of the
achievements during the January to March quarter include:
- adoption of the Social Housing Plan
- endorsement of a scoping study confirming the need for
a pool on the north Bellarine
- opening of the new Stead Park skate park
- endorsement to prepare a Sustainable Development Plan
for Osborne House
- adoption of the Shared Trails Masterplan
- graduation of our first Community Leadership Program
- completed the Gheringhap Street drain project
- announced the new Youth Council and election of a new
Junior Mayor and Deputy Mayor and
- developed a Customer Experience Strategy.
Of the total
130 priorities and actions, only two are yet to start, and only 10 actions are
not on track for their scheduled completion.
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor
worked hard to complete seven items and deliver some real achievements,
including investing in programs and facilities that support women’s
participation in sport and adopting the Shared Trails Masterplan.
We’ve also endorsed a scoping study confirming the need for a pool on the north
Bellarine, with two potential locations identified in Drysdale. This was a key
step in facilitating the delivery of a 50-metre pool funded with $10 million
from the federal government.
These are really exciting outcomes that the community will benefit greatly
Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Deputy Mayor
report is a good measure to track council’s progress and keep the team
accountable. I’m pleased to see there are many achievements and items
is more work to be done but we’re committed to tackling the areas that are
falling behind. I hope we don’t see too much of an impact on the next report as
a result of the pandemic.