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Setting the steps to make the city a place for all

Setting the steps to make the city a place for all

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The newly endorsed Whittlesea Council Plan sets the path towards making the city a place for all.

The plan sets out the next financial year’s actions towards achieving the newly adopted vision - Whittlesea 2040: A place for all.

The Council Plan 2017-2021 (Update) and Council Action Plan 2019-2020 was endorsed alongside the budget at the 6 June meeting.

Actions have been developed for each of the four goals – Connected community, Liveable neighbourhoods, Strong local economy and Sustainable environment.

Cr Cox said the plan helped steer Council to achieving the kind of city residents said they wanted to live in.

“I’m proud of what we’ve achieved so far but we still have a long way to go. This plan ensures we stay focused and on track to achieve this,” he said.

Some of the actions include improving Hendersons Creek trail and McDonalds Road shared path, improving the city’s parks including Norris Bank Reserve, Whittlesea Public Gardens, the All Abilities Playspace in Mill Park and six neighbourhood parks in Thomastown, Mill Park and Bundoora.

Other actions include investing into community safety, crime prevention, gender equality and family violence and building inclusive sporting environments.

“We’ve heard from our community and we are committed to helping make the City of Whittlesea a place that is inclusive, connected and a great place to live,” he said.