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Council Plan 2021-25

Change Today, Shape Tomorrow

Our community has set a vision for Greater Dandenong to be a safe and vibrant city of opportunity for all to visit, work, live and play. The City of Greater Dandenong is preparing to develop its next Council Plan 2021-25 and for the first time, our Community Wellbeing Plan will be part of our four-year Council Plan.

The Council Plan sets the direction for the next four years for Council activity, including our work with partners, and is key to achieving our long-term vision. We want to ensure our Council Plan 2021-25 reflects what matters most to our community. 

To find out more about the project objectives and timelines read the Engagement Plan - 771.87KB

Two phases of community engagement were planned as part of this project. The first phase which included broad community engagement was completed in February 2021. The second phase which involves the formation of a community panel will commence in April 2021. Further information on both phases can be found below.

Wide Community Engagement Phase

From November 2020 until February 2021 our community participated in a number of activities:

  • Community survey - 107 community members completed our online and hard copy survey
  • Online ideas wall  - over 40 ideas were posted on social pinpoint
  • Pop-Up Events - nearly 600 ideas were shared across seven events in Dandenong, Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough South
  • Children's Worksheets - over 70 children shared their ideas and priorities for our city through worksheets and drawings.

The results of this consultation are currently being collated and will be shared publicly in April.

Community Survey Prize Winners

As part of this consultation 10 x $50 Dandenong Market vouchers were offered as prizes to people completing the community survey. The following winners were selected randomly from participants:

  • F Abdul
  • T Nowak
  • Z Mohl 
  • H Louis 
  • A Valsan
  • E Vincent 
  • N Jones
  • R Pang
  • M Abdulahi 
  • F Lu 

    Deliberative Engagement Phase - Community Panel

    The second phase of the community consultation is a deliberative process which focuses on the formation of a Greater Dandenong People's Panel. 8,000 invitations were sent to randomly selected residents and businesses across Greater Dandenong and anyone in the household or business who received the invite was able to register. 40 people were then selected from those who registered their interest to create a panel which is representative of the Greater Dandenong community in regards to age, gender, country of birth, and household type.

    The panel will meet 4 times over the course of two months to discuss the community vision and how Council can meet the community's diverse needs. They will provide recommendations to Council which will influence the community vision; Council’s priorities for the next four years, including public health and wellbeing priorities; and services, projects and facilities for the community. The outcomes of the Panel will be shared publicly in June.