“Our plan aims to meet our future challenges head on, and involving our community is key to its success. Together we can build a thriving, fair and resilient city and tackle critical issues like climate change, population growth and growing inequality.”
A plan for a changing world
Darebin is changing as Melbourne’s population grows. Inner suburbs are becoming highly sought after places to live because of good transport, amenity and access to employment.
Increasing density is bringing new vibrancy to Darebin: boosting our economy and attracting new services and facilities. But change is also creating challenges. Over the next four years we will face:
A Council for the future
Our Council provides high quality services and maintains amenity while balancing the budget with decreasing funds.
The world is changing fast and we can no longer rely on the old ways of making savings and efficiencies. A new direction is needed.
To make smarter decisions we will need to:
Know the issues facing our community
We will use research and evidence to understand the local, national and global forces impacting on our community to ensure we are agile and adaptable
Work in partnership with others to provide more with less
We will work with others to find new ways of doing things to provide more service with less
Use technology to transform our city
New technology – such as sensors that tell us when to water green spaces or turn lighting off and on, or eventually car sharing driverless vehicles that reduce our need for car parking – will help us solve some of our biggest issues
Involve our community and support their actions to address challenges
Our communities are creating solutions to our challenges themselves. Supporting them builds civic participation. Working alongside them ensures our policies are in line with what the community wants
Be courageous leaders
We can only meet the future with a vision, not only for our area, but the whole city. We will be courageous in shaping Melbourne to meet environmental, housing and congestion challenges