COMMUNITY VISION 2031 and COUNCIL PLAN 2021-2025

DRAFT COMMUNITY VISION 2031

Council is seeking your feedback on the Community Vision 2031. The Community Vision 2031 will capture the aspirations of our community over the next ten years.

The Community Vision 2031 is characterised by:

  • Strong population growth trajectories that buck trends in rural Victoria
  • Continuous and sustainable economic development which is focused on job creation through value adding in agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and tourism.
  • Leadership in pragmatic approaches to local environmental management
  • Sustainable and effective local transport networks underpinned by careful technical and financial planning undertaken jointly between asset users and asset owners.
  • Communities that are enhanced by access to artistic, cultural, sporting and recreational opportunities that meet needs and expectations.
  • Strong and robust democratic processes underpinned by transparent governance, good financial management and organisational innovation.

Feedback can be submitted over the next four weeks, closing on 25 June 2021.

You can submit your feedback by completing the form on this page, via email council@ararat.vic.gov.au or mail to PO Box 246, Ararat. Submitters may request to speak in support of their submission.

You can download a copy from this page or copies are available from

A final draft of the Community Vision 2031 will be presented to the Council Meeting to be held on 29 June 2021.



DRAFT COUNCIL PLAN 2021-2025

Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Council Plan 2021-2025.

The Council Plan is guided by the long-term Community Vision 2031, a document which captures the aspirations of our community.

The draft Council Plan 2021-2025 sets the strategic direction for Council for the next four year. As Council’s role is to support the community through leadership and service provision, it is ultimately a plan for the community.

The Council Plan highlights six key strategic objectives:

  • Growing our place
  • Building robust local economies
  • Preserving the environment
  • Developing and maintaining key enabling infrastructure
  • Enhancing community life; and
  • Strong and effective governance

The Council Plan includes the actions related to each of the strategic objectives and further identifies the measures of success.These measures will form an annual action plan that the Chief Executive Officer and staff will implement.

Feedback can be submitted over the next four weeks, closing on 25 June 2021.

You can submit your feedback by submitting comments in the above section on this page, via email council@ararat.vic.gov.au or mail to PO Box 246, Ararat. Ararat. Submitters may request to speak in support of their submission

A final draft of the Council Plan 2021-2025 will be presented to the Council Meeting to be held on 29 June 2021.



COUNCIL VISION

In accordance with Section 88 of the Local Government Act 2020 Council must maintain a Community Vision that is developed with its municipal community in accordance with its deliberative engagement practices.


COUNCIL PLAN

In accordance with Section 90 of the Local Government Act 2020 Council must prepare and adopt a Council Plan for a period of at least the next 4 financial years after a general election in accordance with its deliberative engagement practices.