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28 August 2017

A Star News Group Publication

Covering Endeavour Hills, Doveton & Hallam

Council is working to create a great city. Flip through the four pages to find out how.

Council Plan guides

Casey’s future The City of Casey adopted its 2017-21 Council Plan in June, which outlines the way Council will work towards achieving its ambitious vision to create Australia’s most liveable city. The Plan will guide the work of Council over the next four years and outlines eight strategic objectives, how Council will achieve these and how their progress will be measured. City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said the Council’s vision is for Casey to become the envy of the nation. “Based on our community’s priorities, we’ve developed a new Council Plan and long-term Council Vision which outlines how we’re going to work towards securing Casey’s future,� Cr Aziz said.

“The Council Plan was informed by Casey’s biggest ever community engagement exercises, the Casey People’s Panel and Casey Next. “Through these forums residents indicated their priorities for the future of Casey, and Council responded. “We have incorporated our community’s feedback into our strategic documents which determine the way forward over the next four years and beyond.�

COUNCIL PLAN GOES DIGITAL 'PSUIFmSTUUJNF $PVODJMIBT transformed its Council Plan into an online edition making this document more accessible for the community. Residents can now jump online to see the steps taken to create the Plan and track the progress of how Council is achieving its objectives. It also provides ongoing opportunity for viewers to provide feedback. Visit ourfuture.casey.vic.gov.au to check it out.

THE CITY OF CASEY’S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS: A leader in applying technology and innovation Council will leverage off the technology available in Casey, take opportunities to be innovative in their service delivery and operations, and empower community members to utilise technology.

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An inclusive, safe and connected community All services and facilities that Council provides, funds and coordinates will be safe and inclusive for all Casey community members.

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A Council whose services and facilities are driven by the community needs As the community continues to grow, it is important that Council has a robust understanding of community needs through research and ongoing dialogue. This will ensure that services and facilities are delivered and maintained appropriately and equitably.

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The destination for arts, culture, sport and leisure that attracts visitors and brings communities together The City of Casey is already a destination, particularly for sports and leisure, with many high-quality facilities that are loved by residents and visitors to Casey. Council will continue to focus on enhancing and growing these facilities and opportunities, as well as facilitating and supporting events and programs that bring communities together.

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A city that sustainably plans and manages growth while protecting its diverse landscape Casey’s ‘city living, country feel’ is important to community members. As Casey rapidly grows and changes, it is important that its green and natural spaces are protected and enhanced, and that all environments; natural, urban, industrial or commercial, are clean and healthy.

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A thriving economy with local jobs, investment and new industries Council will facilitate and support job creation, particularly in new and emerging industries, through partnerships and city planning. It is a priority for the Council that the number of local jobs increases to reduce the high number of people who must leave the municipality for work every day.

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A city with an accessible and wellconnected transport network Council will plan, maintain and deliver within its capacity, and advocate when necessary for a transport system that supports the Casey community. The transport system should provide the Casey community with safe, accessible and FGmDJFOUUSBOTQPSUDIPJDFT

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$QHIĂ€FLHQWDQGHIIHFWLYH customer focused Council with VXIĂ€FLHQWUHVRXUFHVWRPHHW priorities Council will responsibly manage resources to deliver services that meet community needs.

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Journal News - 28th August 2017  
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