Imagine Cardinia! Have your say on the future of your shire

Published: 16 November 2020

You’re invited to share your ideas and priorities to help shape the future of our shire and its communities.

Cardinia Shire Council is developing a number of plans to help guide Council’s strategic direction over the coming years and this is your chance to get involved, have your say and make a difference. 

In line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2020, Cardinia Shire Council is developing the following plans and seeks your input: 

  • Council Plan 2021-25 
  • Community Vision 2040  
  • Financial Plan 2021-31 
  • Council Budget 2021-25 

Community input will help develop plans that reflect community expectations. 

You can provide input in a number of ways, including:  

  • Online survey 
  • Hardcopy survey (being sent to a representative selection of households) 
  • Postcard survey 
  • Online priorities activity  
  • People’s Panel 

Council is offering a range of online feedback tools, and two online information sessions for residents seeking further details (Monday 7 December at 11am and Wednesday 16 December at 7.30pm). 

The current round of consultation closes on 23 December 2020. 

Further opportunities for community input and feedback will be available throughout the plans’ development, and it is expected the plans will be considered for adoption by Council in June 2021.  

Council is also calling for expressions of interest for community members to join the ‘Imagine Cardinia’ People’s Panel. We are calling upon everyday community members to imagine a Cardinia that meets the growing and changing needs of our community while addressing our future financial challenges.  

The Imagine Cardinia People’s Panel will meet online for collaborative workshops and online webinars to further help guide the development of the four plans.  

For more information please visit 

If you have any feedback or questions regarding the development of these draft plans, please contact us on 1300 787 624 or

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