Council Plan and 23/24 Budget

Consultation has concluded

Thank you for your feedback on the Council Plan and 2023/24 Budget!  Survey responses closed on Tuesday 25 October 2022.

An extensive community engagement process was undertaken with regards to the Council Plan review and 2023/24 budget, consisting of the following:

  • Meetings with all Council departments to review the Council Plan objectives, strategic actions and indicators;
  • An online survey administered to the community via Your Say Whitehorse from 5 September to 25 October 2022;
  • Vox pops in each of the Councillor wards and at the Spring Festival;
  • Two drop-in sessions (one in the daytime and one in the evening); and
  • A prioritising workshop with the Shaping Whitehorse Panel.

As a result 530 projects and or priority actions have been identified for consideration in the 2023/24 budget.  These projects/priority actions have been coded under broad themes and were presented to Council at a Councillor Briefing session on 21 November 2023.

The top 5 themes to emerge were:

  • 13.6% Community infrastructure
  • 12.4% Hardcourts
  • 9.4% Open space amenity
  • 7.8% Ovals / reserves
  • 6.4% Paths and trails

Next steps

This information will be used to inform the revised Council Plan as well as the Councillor nominations process for the 2023/24 Budget.

Thank you for your feedback on the Council Plan and 2023/24 Budget!  Survey responses closed on Tuesday 25 October 2022.

An extensive community engagement process was undertaken with regards to the Council Plan review and 2023/24 budget, consisting of the following:

  • Meetings with all Council departments to review the Council Plan objectives, strategic actions and indicators;
  • An online survey administered to the community via Your Say Whitehorse from 5 September to 25 October 2022;
  • Vox pops in each of the Councillor wards and at the Spring Festival;
  • Two drop-in sessions (one in the daytime and one in the evening); and
  • A prioritising workshop with the Shaping Whitehorse Panel.

As a result 530 projects and or priority actions have been identified for consideration in the 2023/24 budget.  These projects/priority actions have been coded under broad themes and were presented to Council at a Councillor Briefing session on 21 November 2023.

The top 5 themes to emerge were:

  • 13.6% Community infrastructure
  • 12.4% Hardcourts
  • 9.4% Open space amenity
  • 7.8% Ovals / reserves
  • 6.4% Paths and trails

Next steps

This information will be used to inform the revised Council Plan as well as the Councillor nominations process for the 2023/24 Budget.