Our Vision

 "An inclusive, flourishing, progressive city that cares for both its residents and its environment."


How we plan to achieve our Vision

We plan to achieve our Vision through five strategic objectives.

Safe climate and healthy environment
Council will proactively identify opportunities to support a return to a safe climate and healthy environment and work with our community to respond to climate emergency challenges.
Liveable neighbourhoods
Council will partner with its community to provide and advocate for integrated built and natural environments with access to open spaces that are well maintained, engaging, accessible and respectful of the community and neighbourhoods.
A place for all
Council will provide well-planned neighbourhoods and a strong local economy, delivering services that are inclusive and accessible to the whole community, and that support wellbeing, healthy and safe living, connection to the community, and cultural interaction.
Future focussed
Council will plan and advocate for new infrastructure and safe, sustainable and effective transport networks and a smart innovative city that encourages and supports new generations to thrive.
Ethical leadership
Council will proactively lead our changing City using strategic foresight, innovation, transparent decisionmaking and well-planned and effective collaboration and community engagement to support community and economic growth during the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and beyond.


To find out more about how we plan to achieve our Vision download the Council Plan 2021-2025(PDF, 3MB).

Our Role

As the closest level of government to the community, Council is best placed to respond to and advocate for community challenges and needs.

In making Maribyrnong a great place to live, work and visit, Council provides local leadership in the following areas:

  • planning for and providing services and facilities to the local community.
  • regularly consulting with the community about service and program delivery.
  • building and maintaining assets ensuring resources are managed efficiently and responsibly.
  • advocating for important issues on behalf of the community.

Our Responsibilities

We are responsible for roads, parks, waste collection, land use, local laws, urban planning, personal and home care, family support, early years and youth services, recreation, events, community development, health protection, health promotion and emergency management.

Our Values


Inclusiveness, empathy, communication and goodwill.


Innovation, considered risk, creativity, problem solving, initiative, accountability and responsibility.


Honesty, loyalty, ethical behaviour and trustworthiness.