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City Plan 2017 - 2021

City Plan 2017-2021

The next City Plan 2017-2021 will be developed by June 2017. This new City Plan will continue to identify shared objectives for the future of Knox and will be implemented through the effort of multiple agencies and stakeholders.

See below for how you can be involved in the community engagement activities which are leading up to the development of the next City Plan

For more information

Email or phone 03 9298 8000.

At its meeting on Tuesday 20 December, Council endorsed the Second Edition State of Knox Report and community engagement reports for public release.

The Second Edition State of Knox Report contains a demographic overview, explores how things have changed since the first edition of the report and compares Knox with metropolitan (or in some cases, state) averages. It also outlines strengths and areas of concern in Knox.

The community engagement reports provide an overview of the issues of importance discussed through the Municipal Survey and at various community and stakeholder focus groups and workshops, as well as a youth focus group.

These documents will inform the development of the new City Plan and ensure that it will be evidence based.

Community Panel

The third stage of the City Plan and Council Plan community engagement is the establishment of a 24-member Community Panel.

This follows the Municipal Survey and community consultation sessions as the first and second stages of the City Plan and Council Plan community engagement.

The Panel is a way for Council to hear from the community about what’s important to them and what Council can do to meet these needs.

Over five sessions (from August to December 2016), the Community Panel will:

  • discuss community priorities based on engagement activities conducted to date;
  • discuss in detail the challenges Council faces over the next few years; and
  • provide feedback on how to approach these challenges, including an indication of priorities in order to inform the development of the new City Plan and Council Plan documents.

The Community Panel does not have the authority to make decisions but can provide Council with feedback and suggestions about priorities and challenges.

The recruitment of Panel members was conducted by a recruitment company independent of Council. While Council has endorsed the criteria for selecting panel members, it has not been involved in endorsing individual members.

The feedback and suggestions received from all of these consultative forums will then be carefully considered in shaping Council’s strategic direction over the next four years.

City Plan 2013-17

Through the Knox@50 community engagement project in 2012-13, many Knox residents, business people and community members shared their ideas and thoughts to create a Vision for the Knox community. A City Plan was also developed, which outlines how Knox’s Vision will be achieved.

The City Plan identifies shared objectives for the future of Knox and are implemented through the effort of multiple agencies and stakeholders.

Included in the City Plan is the Council Plan, which outlines the strategic direction of Council and is resourced by the Strategic Resource Plan. It also assists in annually identifying key projects and actions for the coming year which are outlined in the Annual Plan and resourced through the Annual Budget.

Take a look at our short video that talks about the collaboration between Council and the community to develop the Vision and City Plan, and outlines what our priorities are going forward.

Knox City Plan Video

State of Knox and Integrated City Strategy

The Integrated City Strategy is based on detailed research compiled in the 'State of Knox' report. It combines the Community Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2013-17, Economic Development Strategy 2008-18, Sustainable Environment Strategy 2008-18 and elements of the Council Plan. It provides Council with a single platform to implement the Knox Vision and City Plan, provide robust strategic direction and reduces duplication of effort across key initiatives. The Strategy has a two year outlook initially from 2015 to 2017 and is intended to inform the review and development of the next City Plan.

Please see the links below under ‘Download Files’ to access a copy of the City Plan (incorporating the Council Plan) 2013-17, the Knox Vision, the State of Knox Report, and the Integrated City Strategy and Implementation Plan.

Turn on Closed Captions or view the video transcript.

The Knox Vision and original City Plan (incorporating the Council Plan) 2013-17 were formally adopted at an Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday 25 June 2013. Through Council's annual planning process, the City Plan was reviewed and some amendments were made to the Council Plan. Council formally adopted the revised City Plan (incorporating the Council Plan) 2013-2017 on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

At its meeting on 28 July, Council adopted the inaugural State of Knox Report and the Integrated City Strategy and Implementation Plan. The State of Knox Report was developed to assist Council to monitor and measure its progress toward the achievement of the Knox Vision on a regular basis.

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