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Help shape your local community

Help shape your local community

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Are you passionate about your local community? Would you like to play a role in helping shape key strategies that will guide the City of Whittlesea over the next five to 10 years?

We’re looking for local people to join our Community Priorities Focus groups to provide their input and knowledge to help shape our key strategies.

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said Council was looking for diversity in participation.

“You don’t to have any prior experience, just ideas and passion and a love of all things Whittlesea,” she said.

“We really want to hear the diversity of our community voices reflected in these key strategic documents that will help us deliver on our community vision of Whittlesea 2040: A Place for All.”

The focus groups will be one way in which the community can provide input into shaping the Connected Communities Strategy, Liveable Neighbourhood Strategy and Long-Term Community Infrastructure Plan.

Participation in the Community Priorities Focus Group will be capped at 25 people and participants will be chosen to reflect the diversity of the City of Whittlesea community. This diversity will include ages, genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, suburbs and household structures.

If selected to participate, you would need to commit to attending the three focus group sessions and complete any pre-reading. We anticipate it will be a 9 to 12-hour commitment and you will receive a participatory gift voucher to thank you for your time and contribution.

The focus group sessions are scheduled for:

  • Saturday 3 June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Saturday 17 June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • TBC - Early October

For more information and to register your interest visit