Community Vision 2040

Whitehorse News - August 2020

Over the next few months, we will be reaching out to as many people as possible across the Whitehorse community to ask about their vision for Whitehorse in 2040. Whether you live in Whitehorse, own a business, work or study here, or just visit regularly for recreation, we want to hear from you!

This year, we have had to change the way engage with the community with a greater focus on online consultation. The Community Vision 2040 provides us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape our shared future.

What is a Community Vision?

A community vision sets out the long-term aspirations of the community. The Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision will be driven, developed and owned by the Whitehorse community, with Council as the facilitator of the development process.

Why create a Community Vision?

A community vision is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2020 and provides a great opportunity to engage broadly and deeply with the community.

The Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision will create better connections between Council and the community, providing a shared vision to work towards.

How will the Community Vision be developed?

The first phase of the consultation involves completing the Vision survey.

There are 3 versions of the survey:

  1. Full survey available online. You can also request a hard hardcopy through calling 9262 6333 or emailing communityvision@whitehorse.vic.gov.au The survey is available on request and online in Simplified Chinese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese and Korean.
  2. Complete the shorter three question survey on the opposite page, cut out and mail in.
  3. For Whitehorse kids, draw or write your responses, cut out and mail in.

Want to know more?

Join us for an online information session to find out what a community vision is, why it is important and how you can be part of creating it. The session will include a short presentation then an opportunity to ask questions. Suitable for the whole family - and a good activity during lockdown!

  • Tuesday 11 August, 6pm-7pm

Join the discussion
If you’d like to chat with us and other community members about your ideas for the future, come along to one of the following fun and interactive online workshops where we will discuss your ideas big or small:

  • Sunday 16 August, 11am-12pm (all ages welcome)
  • Tuesday 25 August, 7pm-8pm (all ages welcome)

Under the age of 25?
Come along to our special session for young people
(hosted with our Youth Services team):

  • Thursday 13 August, 4pm-5pm

Over the age of 65?
We want to make sure we hear your voices.
Join us for a dedicated session on:

  • Wednesday 26 August, 10am-11am

To register for any of the sessions visit oursay.org/whitehorsecitycouncil/communityvision. Once you register you will be sent instructions on how to participate.

We will also be hosting sessions in Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian, Vietnamese and Korean - see the website for further details.

There will be other phases to the consultation and opportunities to take part, so visit the website or lookout in future editions of Whitehorse News for updates.

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