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Knox Community Plan 2017-21

Community Plan and Budget

Have your say on the draft Community and Council Plan

Give us your feedback about our shared goals and strategies and Council's role in delivering these over the next four years.

The draft Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 Plan (including the Strategic Resource Plan) incorporates all the feedback we received in our consultations with a range of people (including young children and youth), businesses and community organisations.

Submissions open from Thursday 27 April and will close at 5pm Wednesday 24 May 2017.

You all have the opportunity to be heard in support of your submission at the Special Committee Meeting on Tuesday 30 May 2017. Please tick the appropriate box on the online submission form if you wish to speak at that meeting.

Submit feedback

For more information about the proposed 2017-18 Annual Budget

You can also make a submission about Council's proposed 2017-18 Annual Budget. For more information, visit the Annual Budget page.

How was the plan developed?

In consultation with the Knox community, Knox City Council has developed the draft Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 (formerly known as Knox City Plan 2017-2021). The plan is for the whole municipality and will replace the current Knox City Plan 2013-2017 (due to expire in June 2017). The new Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 will provide clear priorities and shared objectives for the future of the wider community.

In 2016, we spoke to a number of different people (including young children and youth) and organisations in our community to determine the key issues for the Knox community. At its meeting on Tuesday 20 December 2016, Council endorsed the municipal wide survey and community engagement reports for public release. 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.

These reports informed the development of the draft Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 and ensures that it is evidence based.

Endorsed at its meeting on Monday 24 April 2017, the Community Plan Engagement Final Report provides a comprehensive overview of the results of the community engagement activities undertaken to inform the development of the Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021.

For more information

To keep updated on the progress of the Knox Community Plan 2017-2021, please subscribe to the Knox Community Plan eNewsletter below, email or phone 9298 8000.

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State of Knox Report (2nd edition, December 2016)

At its meeting on Tuesday 20 December 2016, Council endorsed the Second Edition State of Knox Report 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 Second Edition State of Knox Report will inform the development of the new Community Plan and ensure that it will be evidence based.

Community Panel

The establishment of a Community Panel followed the Municipal Survey and community consultation sessions.

The Panel was an effective way for Council to further hear from the community and explore in depth what is important to them and what Council can do to meet these needs.

Five Community Panel sessions (from August to December 2016) were held, where the Panel:

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

The Community Panel did not have the authority to make decisions but provided 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 endorsed the criteria for selecting panel members, it was not involved in endorsing individual members.

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

The outcomes of the panel sessions are available below:

For further information about the Community Panel, please email

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