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Building A Better Buloke Together

Building A Better Buloke Together

Publish Date: 14 May 2021

Buloke Shire Council have adopted its Council Plan 2021-25 and Long-Term Community Vision for and placed it on exhibition for further consultation with the community.

Now is the time to view the proposed document and be involved in shaping the future. 

The draft presents a range of strategies to guide Council over the next four years under the Council Plan as well as applying a ten-year lens to inform the Community Vision. It is Council’s most important document, everything that Council does on behalf of ratepayers and the community relates to what is set out under four key themes:

  • Our Built and Natural Environment
  • Our Community Wellbeing
  • Our Economy
  • Our Council and Community Leadership

Built with a strong community consultation foundation, liveability and attraction of towns is something that our communities continue to engage with Council about. Strategies to improve the lifestyle in Buloke for our residents and to maximise the opportunities to turn visitors to our region into locals are being set in place.

Mayor Cr Daryl Warren, a key part of the consultation piece so far, is keen for those who have played a role already and those bringing fresh eyes to get involved in the next phase.

“Strong consultation with the Buloke community together with Council’s work during the last Council Plan period has identified key challenges that need addressing. This at a time that the world is looking to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Like the pandemic, issues around climate change and waste reduction are not unique to Buloke. Whilst locally we are challenged by the availability of quality housing stock, skills gaps, and digital connectivity. All of which will define our population and demography in the years to come.

“If our population is to grow, critical issues such as these and support service like childcare need to be understood and addressed. This will give families the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive.

“Council also needs to continue to appropriately fund its ageing infrastructure and control its asset renewal gap. Our road and drainage networks as well as an array buildings and other assets place an enormous burden on our small ratepayer base.

“Council and staff looking forward to working with the community, all levels of government and external stakeholders in Building a Better Buloke’, he said.

The Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan has again been incorporated into the Council Plan.

Full details on making a submission as well as the draft Council Plan 2021-25 and Long-Term Community Vision are available on Council’s website. The document is also available in hard copy at Council’s Wycheproof Customer Service Centre or by calling Council on 1300 520 520.

Submissions close at 12 noon Wednesday 9 June 2021.

View the draft Council Plan 2021-25 and Long-Term Community Vision.

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For further information contact Manager Customer Engagement, Travis Fitzgibbon on 03 5478 0181 or tfitzgibbon@buloke.vic.gov.au