Community Planning

A Community Plan identifies a community’s vision for its future and establishes what actions it can take to promote and achieve that vision.


The Purpose of a Community Plan

  • Provide an opportunity for communities to come together to identify their strengths and prioritise areas for improvement
  • Provide focus for people within communities to work towards the same goals
  • Provide a guide to Council in their decision making


Our Commitment

We are dedicated to providing support to our towns to develop their own Community Plans. Since 2006 we have continually employed at least one Community Facilitator to support communities, and to create and action their plans. Internal procedures and policies are continually reviewed to reflect our commitment to listening to the voices heard in these plans. 


Get Involved

  • Contact the group caretaking your town's plan, or with our Community Planning Officer
  • Most towns have a Community Planning Group (CPG) that drives the community planning process, and you are most welcome to join
  • CPGs are responsible to their community. They consult broadly to reflect the unbiased views of the majority, and are open and transparent   


CPG Name  Contact  Community Plan 
Boisdale and District Progress Association Helen Montague  Boisdale, Bushy Park and Valencia Creek Community Plan 2007-2012 (1MB)
Briagolong CPG Bernadine Phelan Briagolong Community Plan 2013-2018 (4MB)
Cowwarr CPG Helen Hoppner Cowwarr Community Plan 2009 (367KB) 
Dargo CPG  Cathie Riley  2014 Dargo Community Plan (2MB) 
Golden and Paradise Beach Ratepayers Association Fran Zuijdwick  Golden Beach Community Plan 2017 (1MB)
Heyfield CPG  Glenys McBride Heyfield Community Plan 2008-2013 (1MB) 
Lake Glenmaggie and Coongulla CPG  Shelley Corkell Lake Glenmaggie Community Plan 2013-2016 (1MB) (1MB)
Licola CPG  Adam Wake  Licola Community Plan 2012-2015 (1MB)
Loch Sport CPG  Renee Potts 

Loch Sport Community Plan 2008 (868KB) 

Loch Sport Community Plan Priorities 2012 (179KB)

Mann's Beach CPG  Lew and Marg Armstrong  Manns Beach Community Plan (17KB) 
McLoughlins Beach Ratepayers Association  Diane Bothelho  McLoughlins Beach Community Plan 2009 (1MB) 
Meerlieu and District Rural Community Group  Rose Maher  Meerlieu and District Community Plan, incorporating Perry Bridge, Meerlieu, Holland's Landing, Bengworden, Goon Nure and parts of Forge Creek, 2015-2020 (8MB) 
Port Albert Progress Association  Lynda Paterson Port Albert and Langsborough Community Plan 2016-2020 (293KB) 
Robertsons Beach and Tarraville Communities Neighbourhood Management Group Inc.  Jill Wenger  Robertsons Beach and Tarraville Communities, Community Plan 2009 (371KB) 
Rosedale CPG Marion Silk  Rosedale Community Plan 2015-2018 (2MB) 
Stratforward  Judy Donoghue  Stratford Community Plan (1MB) 
Wurruk Harmony Group  Wurruk Community House Wurruk and Pearsondale Community Plan 2012-2015 (4MB) 

If you are interested in joining one of these dynamic groups in your community, please contact the group directly, or contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer on 1300 366 244.


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