Council is currently scoring on par with like Councils in metropolitan Melbourne with an overall score of 63 (Metropolitan Average is 64) but significantly higher than the statewide average of 59.
Areas of strength
Arts centres & libraries (76), appearance of public areas (74), waste management (73), recreational facilities (71), sealed local roads (69) and elderly support service (68) continue to be areas of strength.
Areas to address
Further work is required in planning for population growth (47), planning and building permits (47) and town planning policy (49). Council has recently introduced a raft of changes to help improve its planning capabilities. Read more about easier, faster development approvals
The survey indicated that there is also opportunity for Council to improve in the area of consultation and engagement (51). Council is committed to delivering our community’s aspirations for Bayside as a key focus under our new Council Plan. Council's Have your say page is always open for the community to comment on a range of issues or projects.
These results were broadly consistent with data obtained as part of Council's Community Plan 2025 about areas that are important for our community.
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