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Council Plan

Section 125 of the Local Government Act (LGA) requires a Council to prepare and approve a Council Plan by the June 30 following a general election.

The Council Plan is the feature document in Council’s suite of strategic planning documents, formulated to guide the work of Council over the next four years.


The 2017-2021 Council Plan represents a significant shift in focus. Council’s new vision is for Warrnambool to be a Cosmopolitan City by the Sea, which references our beautiful and unique location and proclaims that the city is striving to be more welcoming, open and inclusive.

And for the first time Council has devised a theme for the Council Plan – Growing Pride and Confidence in the City, which emphasises the need to celebrate and promote our city, its attributes and its appeal to those in the region and beyond.

The draft Council Plan outlines key activities and initiatives Council will undertake over 2017-2018 to deliver on the five objectives described in the plan. Those objectives are for Council to:

- Sustain and enhance the natural environment
- Foster a healthy city that is socially and culturally rich
- Maintain and improve the physical fabric of the city
- Develop a modern economy with diverse and sustainable employment
- Practice good governance through openness and accountability

The Council Plan was adopted at a Council meeting on June 22, 2017.

It is available via the link to the right.

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