Planning and prioritising services for the years ahead

Monday 20 November 2023

a collage of photos depicting Council services

Delivering value for rates and making sure our services meet the needs of our growing and diverse community is a priority for Council.

Like all councils in Victoria, Yarra is facing financial challenges including the rising cost of service provision and the impact of population growth. As part of our commitment to improving Council’s long-term financial health, we‘ve developed a draft Financial Sustainability Strategy.

This Strategy identifies a comprehensive service planning and review framework as one of the 7 key strategies to achieve financial sustainability. The framework will make sure our services are fit-for-purpose and are what our community wants.

We want to hear from you.

Tell us what you think and help us understand how you want us to plan and prioritise services for the years ahead.

Your feedback on service priorities will be considered in the next step of this process which will include deliberative engagement working groups involving participants who represent Yarra’s diverse community.

The information you provide will be given to participants of the working groups to help inform and assist with their deliberation in developing a recommended set of community-supported principles. These principles will help guide Council’s service planning and review program into the future.

Together, we can make sure Council best supports and services our diverse and growing community. Share your thoughts before 9am on Monday 18 December 2023.

Visit the Your Say Yarra page and have your say

Speak to us in person

We will be at the following locations if you want to provide your feedback in person or have any questions. If you require an interpreter, including Auslan interpreter, to participate in any of these sessions, please reach out to us directly via phone on 03 9205 5555

Saturday 2 December 2023 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Pop-up information session at Gleadell Street Market
Session will be taking place near the corner of Gleadell Street and Highett Street

Saturday 9 December 2023 10am to 12pm

Pop-up information session at Queens Parade Shopping Strip
Session will be taking place on the corner of Queens Parade and Michael Street, Clifton Hill (in front of Baker's Delight Clifton Hill).


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