Council Plan 2021-25 community launch event
The Council Plan 2021-25 was officially launched at a community event at the Cardinia Cultural Centre this afternoon.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Jeff Springfield and fellow councillors joined Council’s Chief Executive Officer Carol Jeffs, members of Council’s Senior Leadership Team, community representatives, members of the Imagine Cardinia People’s Panel and Imagine Cardinia Children’s Panel and council staff to officially launch the Council Plan 2021-25.
Four important strategy documents to help guide the future of Cardinia Shire were adopted by Council at its meeting on Monday 21 June 2021.
The strategies, including the Council Plan 2021–25, incorporating the Community Vision 2040, the Council Budget 2021–25, the Financial Plan 2021–31 and the Revenue and Rating Plan 2021–25, were adopted following three rounds of an extensive, 7-month community consultation process known as Imagine Cardinia.
This was Council’s biggest-ever community consultation with more than 1,600 contributions received during the consultation period.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jeff Springfield said it was the community feedback received that helped shape the development of the four key documents.
“We thank everyone once again for their contributions. This input has helped ensure these strategies reflect the community’s priorities and hopes for the future of Cardinia Shire,” Cr Springfield said.
“We’re proud that these four key plans will guide our strategic direction over the coming years and set us up to respond to long-term challenges and opportunities.”
Cr Springfield said the budget, financial plan, and revenue and rating plan would enable Council to continue to meet community needs and deliver on the Council Plan priorities.
“I’m proud of the commitment we’ve made in our budget to deliver a number of major projects across the shire, with funding in 2021-22 including $3.2m for the Officer District Park civil works and building master plan, $4.2m for our new youth centre, $4.3m for the Kurmboon Early Learning Centre, $4.1m for the Konewark Early Learning Centre, and $1.2m for the IYU Recreation Reserve Athletics Facility,” he said.
Cr Springfield said Council looked forward to delivering on these four key plans and continuing to support the needs of the community.
“We’re truly thankful to the People’s Panel, participating schools and everyone who provided input throughout the engagement process.
“These plans will ensure we continue to deliver the right services, facilities and infrastructure to our diverse community with its blend of ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
“Through these plans, we aim to build a shire that remains a great place to live, work and play well into the future.”
To view the Council Plan 2021-25, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/councilplan