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Community’s vision reflected in key planning documents

3 November 2021

Kingston has partnered with our community to set a strong path for our future, following the adoption of major strategies that will guide Council’s work moving forward.

Council has adopted the 2021 - 2025 Council Plan, 2021 - 2025 Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and the Long-Term Financial Plan.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said each of these strategies, developed through extensive community consultation, form the roadmap for how we will work in partnership with our community in an effort to build the most liveable and sustainable city in Victoria.

“We heard strongly from our community throughout the project, particularly from the representative community panel who developed our new community vision,” Cr Staikos said.

“These documents will help bring that vision to life over coming years as we work to make Kingston an even stronger, safer, active and connected community.”

The Council Plan 2021-25 is underpinned by six strategic objectives:

  • Our city will be a vibrant, enjoyable, and easy place to live. 
  • We prioritise our environment and reduce our impact on the earth. 
  • We will embrace the concept of a 20-minute city, support the ongoing process of decentralisation and support people to live and work locally. 
  • We are progressive, inclusive and prioritise the wellbeing of all members of our community. 
  • Our community will feel safe, and be safe, in all aspects of their lives. 
  • Council will be collaborative, accountable, transparent, responsive, well-informed and efficient.

 The Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021 - 2025 envisages a future where people in Kingston can thrive through the pursuit of the community being healthy and well, safe and secure, kind and connected, liveable, and informed and empowered.

“As well as directing the organisation and guiding decision-making, these plans importantly make us fully accountable and we look forward to working closely with our community to deliver our collective priorities,” Cr Staikos said.

To view the full plans, visit 2021-25 Council Plan, 2021-25 Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, Financial Plan

Council also adopted the 2020–21 Annual Report which features highlight achievements. View the Annual Report

Kingston’s Community Vision:

“Kingston is a resilient, inclusive and diverse community. We are building the most liveable and sustainable city in Victoria. We champion and nurture our green and open spaces creating a safe, healthy environment. Our shared legacy connects our community, embracing innovation, making Kingston the place to live.”

 

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