The Bayside 2020 Community Plan expresses a vision for Bayside for the next ten years. Based on an extensive and ongoing community engagement process, it sits at the heart of Bayside’s planning framework, providing an essential reference for all of Council’s plans, policies and strategies and an orientation to community engagement, now and into the future.
Bayside 2020 is future focussed, anticipating how Bayside will react to a changing world but valuing the natural, built and community assets that characterise our community. It identifies six Key Priority Areas that cover issues as diverse as Community Connection to Recreation Arts and Leisure.
Recognising the diversity of Bayside’s community, a portfolio of techniques were used to engage with the community. These included:
- Appreciative Inquiry interviews
- Community forums
- Youth surveys
- Focus groups
- Staff forums
The community planning process begins rather than ends with the publication of the Bayside 2020 Community Plan. It sets a clear direction for community engagement at Bayside and for how we work together to make Bayside a better place.
While Bayside City Council has led the development our Community Plan, the vision belongs to the whole community. Developing Bayside 2020 would not have been possible without the efforts of community members generously giving their time to support the project through attending consultation events and submitting responses. We offer our thanks to the members of the Bayside 2020 Community Plan Steering Group and to all members of the community who contributed to our shared vision.
Page last updated: 06 Sep 2012