City of Maribyrnong Council Plan

Our ‘Blank Sheet’ is full

More than 700 postcards have come in through the post and have been logged digitally sharing community priorities to support development of the Council Plan. Each postcard also contains up to six priorities – which makes for around 6,000 comments. And there are more still coming in!

That’s an amazing response and we’re blown away by your interest. While it will take us a while longer to go through all the feedback – a number of themes are emerging including:

  • More trees and more green spaces
  • Better roads and footpaths
  • More hard waste, green waste collections and recycling
  • Better and safer cycling infrastructure
  • Climate emergency measures
  • Supporting businesses post COVID
  • More outdoor dining opportunities and keeping those created during COVID
  • Quality, affordable housing
  • Managing high rise builds while retaining community character
  • Youth, aged, mental health and maternity services
  • Community safety
  • Manage rates

Next Steps

We still have some work to do analysing all the feedback you’ve provided.

Once that’s been done, Councillors will be reviewing your feedback as they consider the key strategic objectives that will be included in the draft Council Plan – which will then be shared with you for comment, during April.

You can still help us

The Council Plan also incorporates the Health and Wellbeing Plan which will identify specific goals and strategies to help our residents stay fit and well.

While we’ve heard generally during the blank sheet feedback that more green and open space, more opportunities to connect with each other and support of youth, aged, mental health and maternity services is important to many residents, we have some specific questions we’d like to ask you.

Please share your thoughts on our health and wellbeing feedback and ideas wall below form.


Our ‘Blank Sheet’ is full

More than 700 postcards have come in through the post and have been logged digitally sharing community priorities to support development of the Council Plan. Each postcard also contains up to six priorities – which makes for around 6,000 comments. And there are more still coming in!

That’s an amazing response and we’re blown away by your interest. While it will take us a while longer to go through all the feedback – a number of themes are emerging including:

  • More trees and more green spaces
  • Better roads and footpaths
  • More hard waste, green waste collections and recycling
  • Better and safer cycling infrastructure
  • Climate emergency measures
  • Supporting businesses post COVID
  • More outdoor dining opportunities and keeping those created during COVID
  • Quality, affordable housing
  • Managing high rise builds while retaining community character
  • Youth, aged, mental health and maternity services
  • Community safety
  • Manage rates

Next Steps

We still have some work to do analysing all the feedback you’ve provided.

Once that’s been done, Councillors will be reviewing your feedback as they consider the key strategic objectives that will be included in the draft Council Plan – which will then be shared with you for comment, during April.

You can still help us

The Council Plan also incorporates the Health and Wellbeing Plan which will identify specific goals and strategies to help our residents stay fit and well.

While we’ve heard generally during the blank sheet feedback that more green and open space, more opportunities to connect with each other and support of youth, aged, mental health and maternity services is important to many residents, we have some specific questions we’d like to ask you.

Please share your thoughts on our health and wellbeing feedback and ideas wall below form.