Whittlesea residents are invited to provide feedback on a draft plan outlining how the council will prioritize, maintain and manage assets, such as roads, trails and playgrounds, over the next 10 years.
Presiding Administrator Lydia Wilson said it was imperative that the assets were managed strategically to meet the current and future needs of the community.
“Every member of our community uses council assets every day, many without even realizing it,” Ms. Wilson said.
“From the trails and roads you use to get around, to the parks, playgrounds and community centers that help keep our community connected – our assets play a vital role in delivering the priorities of our community plan and our long-term vision. term to make the town of Whittlesea a place for everyone.
“The Draft Asset Plan outlines how we will monitor and maintain our extensive portfolio of assets in the most cost-effective way to ensure that work is budgeted for in our annual budget to repair, renew, upgrade or build new assets so that we can continue to deliver important services and spaces for our growing community.
The council currently manages approximately 475,000 assets, including roads, trails, playgrounds and buildings.
Ms. Wilson encouraged residents to review the draft plan and provide feedback.
“Our assets allow us to provide valuable services to our community and make a real difference in the lives of our residents. Your contribution will build on the feedback we have already received on our community plan actions and help ensure that our assets are well managed and maintained now and in the future for the benefit of all.
The consultation will be open until Monday, May 30, 2022.