Have Your Say

Have Your Say!

Our objective is to actively engage with our community in a genuine, responsive and simple way to ensure the decisions made by Council are well informed.

We recognise the value our community brings to understanding problems and risks to develop solutions that are more likely to be effective. In addition to the real life experience that community stakeholders can contribute to decision-making, the credibility of a decision is enhanced when it is the product of an open and deliberative process. Conversely, inadequate community engagement can alienate sections of the community, undermine trust and is more likely to result in poorly informed decisions.

Current Projects for Community Review

2021 – 2025 Draft Council Plan

Draft 2021 – 2025 Council Plan out now for public comment
At its meeting on Wednesday 23 June, Council endorsed the draft 2021-2025 Council Plan for public exhibition and feedback.  Council must adopt and prepare a Council Plan for the period of at least four financial years after a general election. Council must also prepare a Community Vision with an outlook of at least the next 10 years. The Draft Council Plan and accompanying documents presents four overarching strategic objectives to guide Council’s direction over the next four years.

The Draft Council Plan and accompanying documents have been prepared following extensive community consultation throughout February, March and April and reflect the themes that were apparent across the Council. This draft document also incorporates the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan and the Long-Term Financial Plan. Council will be hosting a series of pop-up sessions across the Shire to discuss the Council Plan with the community.

The draft Council Plan is now available on council’s website for public exhibition. Public submissions can be made in writing to:
Jessie Holmes, CEO,  info@yarriambiack.vic.gov.au
34 Lyle Street, PO BOX 243, Warracknabeal VIC 3393.
During the next few weeks council staff and councilors will be at your town to discuss the draft plan that can be viewed on our website, copies will also be available at each meeting.

If you would like to see how we used your feedback during our community engagement sessions in February and March view the plan online or come and discuss it with us on the day.

Sessions are:

  • Tuesday 6 July at Murtoa Post Office 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 7 July at Rupanyup Post Office 9:30am-10:30am
  • Thursday 8 Juy at Minyip Post Office 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Friday 9 July at Warracknabeal IGA 9:30am-10:30am
  • Monday 12 July at Brim McPhersons footpath 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 14 July at Beulah Business 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Friday 16 July at Woomelang General Store 12pm-1pm
  • Friday 16 July at Hopetoun Post Office 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 21 July at Patchewollock Store 9:30am-10:30am
  • Wednesday 21 July at Speed Post Office 11:30am-12:30pm

Please contact Gavin Blinman Director Community Development and Wellbeing for more information on 53980131 or gblinman@yarriambiack.vic.gov.au.


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