Wyndham City Council Plan 2021-25 - tell us what you think!

An inclusive, safe and sustainable community with jobs, schools and services close to home, is your community vision for Wyndham in 2040. To achieve this Vision, we must ensure we are planning and working towards it now.

Council does this through its Council Plan, which outlines what we plan to deliver over the next four years. It is focused on liveability, environment, economic prosperity, good customer service and being a welcoming and inclusive city.

Our Council Plan 2021-2025 was developed with our community through the Help Shape Wyndham's Future project to make sure their aspirations for our City are delivered.

Now we want to know what you think! Download the Draft Council Plan 2021-2025 and let us know your feedback via the survey below.

The survey will close at 11:59PM on Sunday 26 September 2021.

The Council Plan is a key strategic document that guides planning and delivery, allocation of resources and provision of services to the Wyndham community over the next four years, and in turn work towards achieving the long-term aspirations described in the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision.

The draft Council Plan, has been informed by extensive community engagement, including deliberative engagement, through the ‘Help Shape Wyndham’s Future’ project, analysis of relevant data, trends and research and State and Federal policy directions.

The Draft Council Plan is aligned to the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision, and consists of eight strategic areas and associated objectives:

Strategic Area

Strategic objective

A Healthy, Accessible and Equitable City

Wyndham is a City that enhances the wellbeing of its community and provides opportunities for all.

A Welcoming and Inclusive city

Wyndham is an inclusive, safe, welcoming and family-friendly municipality which celebrates our heritage and diverse cultures.

A Liveable City

Wyndham has great places and spaces that can be enjoyed by all and growth is sustainable.

A Green City

Wyndham is an environmentally sustainable place where natural environments are protected.

An Economically Prosperous City

Wyndham is an attractive place to visit and invest in.

A Thriving City

Wyndham is a City of choice and opportunity.

Community As An Active Partner

Council is well governed and works with the community to make informed decisions.

Delivering Public Value and Excellence

Council is a financially responsible, high performing, accountable organisation that is responsive to the needs of the community.

Each strategic area includes a range of strategies to describe what Council is working toward and the indicators that will be used to measure progress and Council performance.

Community engagement for the Council Plan was conducted from November 2020 to April 2021 and consisted of a series of activities for the community to participate in across multiple platforms.

‘Help Shape Wyndham’s Future’ was Council’s community engagement process to refresh the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision and to ascertain what the community wanted Council’s priorities to be over the next four years to help inform the development of Council Plan, Annual Plan and Budget 2021/22, Health Plan, and the LTFP.

The community engagement process consisted of a range of opportunities for the community to get involved and have their say including:

  • Shaping Wyndham survey
  • Priorities for Action survey
  • Engagement with children via Kindergartens

As required under the Local Government 2020, a deliberative consultation process was also undertaken. 135 community representatives were randomly selected and worked together to make a group decision on:

  • A consolidated vision for Wyndham in 2040,
  • Refreshing the existing theme statements of the Wyndham 2040 Vision,
  • Identifying a set of place-based priorities for Council to consider when developing their four-year Council Plan and other legislative requirements.

These participants were a statistically representative sample who were generally representative of the wider Wyndham community. Five place-based Community Conversations were held in February and March 2021 across the following places in Wyndham:

  • Werribee and Hoppers Crossing
  • Point Cook, Williams Landing, Laverton and Laverton North
  • Tarneit and Truganina and parts of Mount Cottrell
  • Wyndham Vale, Manor Lakes and Werribee’s West
  • Little River, Werribee South, Mambourin, Cocoroc, Quandong, Eynesbury and parts of Mount Cottrell

The findings of each of the community engagement opportunities are detailed in the Help Shape Wyndham’s Future community findings report.

Implementing the draft Council Plan

Implementation of the draft Council Plan is also supported by a range of other Council adopted strategies and plans and through the Major Initiatives and Initiatives (major projects, services or programs) identified annually in the Council’s budget.

In addition, operationally within the organisation, department and individual employee plans are also aligned to support the delivery of the Council Plan.

Implementation of the Council Plan is supported through engaging with the community as an active partner to make informed decisions which help it accomplish its Council Plan, and therefore the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision.

Council will continue to work with key stakeholders including all levels of government, business, industry groups, community organisations and individuals to achieve the aims of the Council Plan.

Monitoring our Progress

Required reporting will be conducted through the Annual Community Satisfaction Survey (ACSS) and the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) which will be reported on annually via the Annual Report.

Additionally, Council will receive a quarterly report which tracks progress towards achieving the outcomes of this Council Plan which includes:

Annual Plan and Budget - Major Initiatives and Initiatives

Implementation of the Council Plan is supported through the Major Initiatives and Initiatives (major projects, services or programs) identified annually in the Council’s budget. The completion of these is one of the ways Council tracks the implementation of the Council Plan.

Progress of the Capital Works Program

Implementation of the Council Plan is also heavily focused on the delivery of the capital works program, and as such this report will provide a summary of spend to date and key highlights of project progress as relevant each quarter.

Service Metrics

Reporting on service metrics endeavours to provide a holistic view of the breath of work delivered within the strategic areas of the Council Plan.

Financial Management Report

This section will provide an overview of Council’s financial results for the quarter including a comparison against the budget set for the equivalent period.

Community As An Active Partner

This section will provide an overview of customer service demand metrics as well as an overview of indicators of customer experience. It will also give an overview of community engagement projects open for consultation during the quarter and metrics related to The Loop, Council’s online community engagement platform.

Two more important plans are also ready for your feedback!

Let us know what you think about our Long Term Financial Plan 2021/22 - 2030/31 and Municipal Health & Wellbeing Plan 2021-25 while you're here.

These three draft documents – the Wyndham City Council Plan, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan – have been developed with our community and we’re calling on you to review and comment on these draft plans prior to their adoption in October 2021.