Community Vision 2040 Update

Whitehorse News - Sept 2020

Green, prosperous, kind, connected. These are just a few of the words used by our community to describe the
Whitehorse they want to see in the year 2040.

We know that thinking about the future during a global pandemic is difficult, but it is important to consider the kind of place we want Whitehorse to be in 20 years’ time.

Over the past few months we’ve been asking our community for their help in developing the Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision.

The things you love and value about Whitehorse in 2020 include:

  • family
  • good food
  • balanced lifestyle
  • feeling of a close community
  • flora and fauna
  • clean environment
  • sport and healthy lifestyle
  • safety

The most important things to change include:

  • less waste production
  • improved walking infrastructure
  • improved sporting venues
  • vibrant and diverse local shopping centres
  • less graffiti
  • investing in a safe climate future

In 2040, I would like our community to look, feel or be....

  • more green space
  • no more buildings above four storeys
  • free from violence and bullying
  • more caring for people with disadvantage
  • pretty trees in the streets
  • multicultural urban hub

“Planning controls to allow for increased population density while retaining the treed and gardened nature of the city.”

“Local shopping centres - make them more vibrant and to provide more diversity.”

“The flora and fauna around us, relationships with people, a clean environment, the ability to play sport and lead a healthy lifestyle.”

There’s still time to have your say!

It’s your last chance to take the survey. Our online survey closes 18 September.

Visit the website to take the survey in English, Mandarin, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese or Korean, or download a drawing sheet to draw your future vision.

In November, we will continue our community engagement activities. Depending on the restrictions at that time, there may be online and face-to-face activities.

We will also start recruiting for our Community Panel this month, who will meet in February 2021 to develop the Community Vision.

More information