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This project is about hearing from and working with our community to plan for the next four years.

We want to understand your priorities and where you think we should focus our resources.

Your feedback will shape the strategic plans of our new Council, which will be elected in October.

  • Council Plan - sets our strategic priorities
  • Health and Wellbeing Plan - improves our quality of life
  • Asset Plan - maintains and manages our infrastructure and environment
  • Financial Plan - ensures we have the financial resources to deliver our plans and services.

There are many ways to get involved from completing a survey, joining a representative community panel, or simply having a chat at one of our pop-up events!

Complete the survey and you'll also go into a draw to win one of five $100 gift cards! T&Cs apply.

  • Tell us

    Complete the survey below to tell us your priorities and where you want us to focus our resources.

    You can also go into a draw to win one of five $100 gift cards!

    Survey closes 4 August 2024.

  • Join us

    Be one of 40 residents who will form a panel to provide recommendations to Council on its major strategic plans.

    In the survey, let us know if you're interested in representing your community on the panel and we'll be in touch.

    Panel members will be randomly and independently selected to represent Bayside's population.

  • Talk to us

    We'll be popping up around Bayside during the last three weekends in July.

    Saturday 13 July: Black Rock Farmers Market, Royal Avenue Reserve, Sandringham. 8am to 12:30pm

    Saturday 20 July: Dendy Park, Breen Drive, Brighton. 9am to 12pm

    Sunday 21 July: Beaumaris Farmers Market, 1 Wood Street, Beaumaris. 9am to 1pm

    Saturday 27 July: Bayside Farmers Market, Jetty Road, Sandringham. 8am to 1pm

Complete the survey ⬇️

Overview

Bayside is getting ready for a new council following the elections in October this year.

The new council's first job will be to develop a Council Plan 2025 - 2029, which will set the priorities for the next four years - outlining the infrastructure, upgrades, support and programs we'll provide for the community. This Plan will move us closer to realising the Bayside 2050 Community Vision.

We're also reviewing other strategic plans like the Financial, Asset, and Health and Wellbeing plans. These plans ensure that we're making the most of the funds collected through your rates, taking care of Bayside assets from roads, drains and footpaths to buildings and open space, and providing our community with the support and services they need.

These plans will all be developed and shaped by community feedback.

A representative Community Panel is also being formed to meet in three stages between November 2024 and April 2025 to deliberate challenges, identify opportunities and make recommendations about each of the strategic plans.

All councils are required by legislation to develop a plan known as the Council Plan which sets out the strategic direction for each council's four-year term in office.

Following the 2024 election, the first job of Bayside’s new Council will be to develop its Council Plan to set the strategic direction for the period from July 2025 to June 2029.

The Council Plan will progress, reference and reflect the Bayside 2050 Community Vision, and outline clear objectives, strategies, and major initiatives - while considering the resources required to support their delivery.

The Council Plan is supported each year by an annual action plan.

Read the current Council Plan.

All Victorian councils are required under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act (2008) to develop a new Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPHWP) within 12 months of council elections.

This Plan is a key strategic tool to maintain and improve public health and wellbeing at a local community level. It provides a framework for Council, local health service providers and community organisations to set policy and partnership priorities for the next four years.

The health and vitality of a community has far reaching impacts on the social and economic wellbeing, workforce participation, productivity and overall wellbeing of Bayside residents.

Feedback we collect will help identify priority health areas that are key to improving the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

Examples of where we can influence and activities we have previously delivered include:

  • Volunteering
  • Community safety
  • Mental health initiatives
  • Healthy eating and implementing healthy food options at sporting club canteens
  • Healthy ageing
  • Inclusion and access
  • Improving social connectedness and engagement with vulnerable community members
  • Reducing family violence

Read the current Health and Wellbeing Plan.

The Asset Plan is the community facing document that shows how the Council’s assets will be managed and maintained over the next 10 years, while meeting the community’s needs and interests.

The Asset Plan informs the community on how the Council-controlled infrastructure and other assets are to be managed to achieve the Council Plan objectives and Bayside 2050 Community Vision.

The Asset Plan will be developed to guide and demonstrate Council’s responsible and sustainable management of its infrastructure assets, comply with the Victorian Local Government Act 2020, and model the funding required to meet the future service needs of the community.

Read the current Asset Plan.

The Local Government Act 2020 requires Council to exercise sound financial management in managing the affairs of Bayside City Council.

A key component of sound financial management is the preparation of longer-term financial strategies, plans and budgets.

The ten-year Financial Plan is a key financial planning document that contains a series of financial strategies and accompanying performance indicators that Council considers when making significant strategic decisions about resource allocation.

The relationship to the Council Plan is that the Financial Plan drives financial strategies to ensure that Bayside is financially sustainable in the long term. Council needs to ensure that we can afford to deliver the aspirations of the Council Plan within the resources available.

Read the current Financial Plan.

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These are the people that are listening and responding to your questions.

Liz Peddie

Corporate Planner

Eugene Stackpole

Assets & Investigations Coordinator

Josh Connell

Community Wellbeing Coordinator

Hayley Gniel

Accounting Services Coordinator

Vanessa Bradley

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Watch your rates at work

You can participate in this project

  • Via the online survey on this page or download a paper survey
  • Ask a question via the Q&A forum (see tab above)
  • Download a visual worksheet
  • Drop by a pop-up session in July (locations TBC)
  • Printed/paper submissions including the visual worksheet and paper survey can be emailed to yoursay@bayside.vic.gov.au or delivered to Future Plans at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham 3191
  • In person at the Corporate Centre at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham
  • Post to Bayside City Council, PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091
  • Anonymously via the postal, phone or email details below

General enquiries

  • Contact Liz Peddie, Corporate Planner
  • Phone 03 9599 4432
  • Email lpeddie@bayside.vic.gov.au

Please note: All materials can be provided in accessible formats on request

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yoursay@bayside.vic.gov.au

(03) 9599 4444

www.bayside.vic.gov.au

Bayside City Council, 76 Royal Avenue

PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191

For general enquiries to Bayside Council

bayside.vic.gov.au/contact-us

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