Exciting opportunity to help shape the community vision 2040

Published on 29 December 2017


City of Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Cuc Lam said it was time to join the conversation about what kind of future residents wanted for our municipality over the next twenty years, which would form the basis of the Maribyrnong 2040 community plan.

“The community plan will support Council’s planning of infrastructure and services for the future as well helping to assist in deciding priorities,” Cr Lam said.

“The plan will also assist Council in advocating to other levels of government as the vision expressed in the plan is based on the community’s vision and expectations”

“We are encouraging residents and those who live, work or study in our City to host ‘kitchen table conversations’,” Cr Lam said.

“The conversation can get started with a kit available from Council that includes information on the major changes we know our community will face in the next 20 years, questions on what your ideal Maribyrnong will look like and how you see the best outcomes for our City being achieved.”

Feedback from across the City will be considered by a representative community panel that will then write the Maribyrnong 2040 community plan.

The conversation will also be conducted online, with schools and key community organisations and also in different locations. In February a ‘creative visioning project’ will be held to encourage all sections of the community to take part.

Council will also work with ambassadors to encourage the conversation with different cultural and language groups in our community.

Consultation will run from December 2017 to March 2018.

For more information and to find out more about consultation opportunities visit: yourcityyourvoice or email communityengagement@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au