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Council Plan 2009 -- 2013:
the first yearly review
To adapt and cater for changing economic climate conditions and
community needs, the City of Ballarat is conducting the first yearly review
of its four-year strategic plan, called the Council Plan 2009-2013.
Based on rigorous research and short and long-term planning for all
required activities, projects and programs, this important document helps
Council to plan for and meet future community, employment, business
and housing needs.
A new Council Plan is developed when a new Council is elected.
Development of the Council Plan 2009-2013 began when the current
Council was elected on 29 November 2008. It came into operation on
July 1 2009.
A number of important documents are connected to this plan, such as the
Municipal Strategic Statement; the Health and Wellbeing Plan; the
Environment Sustainability Strategy; the Economic Strategy; the CBD
Strategy; the Ballarat West Growth Area Plan; the Tourism Strategy; and
the Arts and Culture Framework.
The City of Ballarat's Council Plan 2009-2013 is connected to a five-year
projected budget which estimates the expenditure required to deliver the
programs and projects. The details of these financial resources are contained
in an accompanying document called the Strategic Resource Plan.
Some of the major projects from the Council Plan that were achieved in
the 2009-2010 financial year include:
• Completion of works at the Wendouree Train Station
• Concept design for alignment of the Western Link Road
• Completion of the Freight Hub feasibility study
• Completion of external façade works at the Art Gallery of Ballarat
• Development of the draft CBD Strategy
• Adoption of the Municipal Strategic Statement
• Finalisation and signing of the Livestock Selling Centre contract
with Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd
• Completion of the Girrabanya centre
• Completion and adoption of the Sports Precincts Strategy
• Development of the Economic Strategy (nearing completion)
State Government legislation requires that councils review council plans
at least once a year to make any necessary adjustments
The revised Plan will outline the proposed projects and programs for the
2010-2011 financial year according to three key themes: Growth and
Development; People and Communities; and Destination and
Connections. A fourth theme -- Managing Our Business -- details the
programs and projects for Council's internal operations.
The revised Council Plan 2009-2013 will soon be available on Council's
website -- www.ballarat.vic.gov.au. Printed copies will be available at the
Town Hall and The Phoenix Building. Written feedback submissions will be
This is the first of a series of reports on the Council Plan 2009-2013.
Council will then consider the submissions and produce the final revised
Council Plan 2009--2013 in June 2010.
For more information contact Council's Corporate Planner Brenton
Thomas on 5320 5556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: Maternal and Child Health Nurse Rosemary McKinnon with baby Johnny
Below: Ballarat City Councillors meet with Buninyong residents at a Community BBQ
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