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Council Plan 2021-2025

In the first half of 2021 Council will be engaging with the community on a new four-year Council Plan.

The Council Plan is a key strategic document which describes Council's strategic objectives and the actions that will be undertaken to achieve those objectives.

The Council Plan is a requirement of the Local Government Act (2020) and the Act states that the Plan must be developed in consultation with the community.

The Council Plan is guided by Warrnambool's long term community plan or "vision", Warrnambool 2040.

The Council Plan must include the following:

 (a) the strategic direction of the Council;

(b) strategic objectives for achieving the strategic direction;

(c) strategies for achieving the objectives for a period of at least the next 4 financial years;

(d) strategic indicators for monitoring the achievement of the objectives;

(e) a description of the Council's initiatives and priorities for services, infrastructure and amenity;

(f) any other matters prescribed by the regulations.


Complete the Council Plan online survey

Submit your big idea, tell us what needs to be done to help with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

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Drop in to a listening post

Council will host five neighbourhood Listening Posts on March 3 to capture people’s aspirations and ideas for Warrnambool.

To help ensure we stay COVID-safe and have representation from across Warrnambool the listening posts will be set up for each Warrnambool locality.

Check the map and schedule below to find out when and where your listening post is running.

Venue - Lighthouse Theatre

Allansford + Bushfield-Woodford+ Warrnambool North- 10-11.30am

You can also join via Zoom here.

East Warrnambool + South-East Warrnambool) – 12.30-2pm

You can also join via Zoom here.

Central Warrnambool + South Warrnambool-Merrivale – 2.30-4pm

You can also join via Zoom here.



Venue -  Warrnambool Stadium

Warrnambool-Botanic + North-East Warrnambool – 10-11.30am

You can join via Zoom here

Dennington + West Warrnambool – 12.30-2pm

You can join via Zoom here.



Register for a workshop

We are seeking to recruit 70 Warrnambool residents to participate in one of two deliberative engagement workshops designed to help inform the new Council Plan.

Each three-hour workshop will have 35 participants and both will be held on Wednesday, March 17, one in the morning, the other in the afternoon/evening.

Participants will be selected to ensure there is a representation of geography of residence and population density, genders, age, socio-economic status, ability, cultural diversity and sexual orientation.

Once you have registered your interest in participating in a workshop we will randomly select participants based on the sampling methodology and get in touch with you.

Register your interest in a workshop:




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