Community and Council Plan 2017-21 update

Feedback and comments are helping shape a midterm review of the Community and Council Plan 2017-21, which is Knox’s roadmap for the future.

The Plan describes the desired future for Knox, what the community and Council are going to focus on for the next 10 years and beyond, and what Council has committed to for the next four years to help us get there.

Currently being prepared, part of the review is updating data and engaging with key stakeholders to ‘check-in’ on how we, the community and Council are travelling towards eight shared goals, which are outlined in the Plan at knox.vic.gov.au/communityplan

The updated Census data tells us:

  • The older resident population continues to grow and is almost equal to the number of younger residents.
  • Knox’s population continues to become more culturally diverse.
  • Housing choice is improving.
  • Knox residents are becoming increasingly qualified.
  • An increasing number of Knox residents are working locally.

In February, more than 60 representatives from businesses, agencies and community organisations attended a breakfast session to share their achievements over the past 18 months.

Participants highlighted future challenges and opportunities in moving toward the shared goals. It was a great opportunity for a wide range of key stakeholders to be in the same room networking.

Many community members also took the opportunity to get involved in the conversation at the two-day Knox Festival in March. Around 400 comments were captured on what the Knox community feels is being done well and where improvements can be
made.

We are doing well with: Great parks, sporting facilities, playgrounds and events. (Goals 1, 6 & 7)

We can do better with: Looking after the environment, reducing traffic, improving public transport and improving safety in parks and stations. (Goals 1, 3 & 4)

The final mid-term review report will be available at knox.vic.gov.au/communityplan in July.

For any further information email communityplan@knox.vic.gov.au or phone 9298 8000. knox.vic.gov.au/communityplan

 

Article from May 2019 Knox Business Life