Place Based Planning and Township Facility Planning

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Place Based Planning

Since 2017, Place Based Planning has been used by Council to engage the community and to understand the community's future aspirations. It's a way for Council and the community to develop a shared vision for their town.

Place Based Plans focus on making places better. The process involves looking at, listening to, and engaging with community members who live, work and play in a particular place (from a street to an entire town) to understand their needs and aspirations. Council also holds a significant role as an advocate, by lobbying on behalf of the community on issues that are not services of Council. For example, improved access to public transport.

Ultimately, what do you want your town to look like, function like and feel like?

Township Facility Planning

Township Facility Planning was adopted by Council in 2020. Township Facility Plans identify which community facilities are required to achieve the aspirations outlined in the Place Based Plans.

Township Facility Planning looks at the future of the town's assets and identifies whether a facility should be renewed, upgraded, repurposed or retired.

The committee is skills based. Members must have background in either business, finance, construction, tourism, law, planning, real estate, recreation, or social wellbeing, in order to make informed decisions on the future of town assets.

Who's involved?

Community members will nominate to Place Based Plan Committees and Township Facility Plan Committees in their respective towns. 

These committees will be able to utilise Council’s services and gain support, aided by Council's Community Development team. Independent consultants, that are not from Council, will be available to the committees to help in developing their plans.