Published on 11 November 2021
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council today released its four-year Council and Wellbeing Plan, which was informed by extensive consultation with the local community.
Councillors have worked for many months to identify the themes and set the priorities for the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s work for the next four years.
Councillors carefully considered all feedback gathered in our wide-ranging community engagement process - Imagine Peninsula 2040, as well as the finalised Community Vision and principles presented by our Imagine 2040 Citizens’ Panel.
We heard from 3,600 people from all over the Peninsula, including our Citizens’ Panel - a group of 36 community members who were independently and randomly selected.
Council also worked with many stakeholder groups in relation to the wellbeing components of the Council and Wellbeing Plan.
The thoughts and ideas of our community, gathered in this process, have informed the Council and Wellbeing Plan, which outlines how Council will work toward fulfilling our community’s vision for 2040.
The development of this Plan also, for the first time, brings together the Council Plan and Health and Wellbeing Plan, reflecting the importance of health and wellbeing in everything we deliver for our community.
The Plan is set out under three themes:
Some of our main areas of focus under these themes are:
The Shire will be establishing a new Citizens’ Panel every year to review our progress on the Council and Wellbeing Plan.
Council will keep the community updated on the progress of the plan through regular quarterly and annual reports, published on our website.
To read our Council and Wellbeing Plan visit our website: mornpen.vic.gov.au/councilplan
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor
“We want to thank the community for their input and acknowledge the outstanding contribution of the Citizens’ Panel for their time in contributing to the Council and Wellbeing Plan - especially the development of the Community Vision, which is one we can all be proud of.
“We are committed to working closely with you to deliver the actions outlined in this Plan. We will do this based on a set of principles that require us to be open and transparent, fair and inclusive of all, to listen carefully and respond to concerns, and to be creative with the mantra of ‘can do’! We will achieve all of this within a framework that prioritises financial sustainability and good governance.”