Mount Alexander Shire Council has adopted its four year
Council Plan, outlining the vision, approach, priorities and strategies that
will guide Council’s work through to 2021.
Mayor for Mount Alexander Shire Sharon
Telford said the plan will give Council the direction it needs to manage the
shire’s assets, accept the challenges and continue to improve our services and
“A great deal of community energy and thought
has gone into developing the plan and identifying objectives across
three pillars - Our people, Our place and Our economy,” said Cr Telford.
“Actions in the plan will help us to deliver our new vision for the
shire - Mount Alexander: Innovative, creative, connected,” she said.
“An innovative, creative and connected community is a terrific summary
of what Council hopes to achieve for our community and the Council Plan will
help us deliver.
considered many factors in the plan such as community feedback, our place in
the region, the needs of our community, our existing resources, infrastructure
maintenance, key strategies and what the community want the shire to look
“For the first
time we have included our Health and Wellbeing Plan and Disability Action Plan
into the Council Plan highlighting the importance of our work in these areas.”
A number of changes have been incorporated into the plan following community
“The most significant change as a result of community feedback is the inclusion
of a strategy to support and promote the cultural and artistic communities,”
said Cr Telford.
“This includes actions
like supporting local activities and events, reviewing cultural facilities and
venues, promoting the economic benefits of the arts, and strengthening relationships
and support for arts-focused government initiatives.
“With input from nearly 600 people, we feel confident the Council Plan
is a fair reflection of our community’s aspirations.
“Thank you to
everyone who took the time to provide feedback over the past eight months. Your
input has been invaluable in helping to create a well-balanced plan.
“Council will now get on with delivering the objectives of the Council
Plan by implementing actions outlined in the Annual Budget and Annual Plan. We will
continue to regularly report on our progress to the community,” she said.
Council will submit the plan to the Minister for Local Government by 30
The Council Plan 2017-2021 is available for view on Council’s website www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au and at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine.
Alexander Shire Council
2017 – 2021
Mount Alexander: Innovative, creative, connected.
Our people | Our place | Our economy
Our people strategic objectives:
Socially connected, safe and inclusive
Local services that support the needs of our
Improved health and wellbeing
A welcoming place for all
Our place strategic objectives:
Our economy strategic objectives:
A creative and innovative economy
Great opportunities for education and technology
innovative and sustainable organisation