Previous Annual Reports
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Community Plan 2025
The Community Plan 2025 expresses a vision for Bayside for the next 10 years. Based on an extensive and ongoing community engagement process, it sits at the heart of our planning framework, providing an essential reference for all plans, policies and strategies and an orientation to community engagement, now and into the future.
Council Plan 2017-2021
The Council Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 6.94MB) sets out our vision, goals, strategic objectives and strategies for the Council's 4 year term in office.
- Council Plan 2017-2021 (2019 Review) (PDF, 5.84MB)
Strategic Resource Plan 2019/20-2022/23
The Strategic Resource Plan 2019/20-2022/23 (PDF, 774.45KB) outlines the financial and non-financial resources required to achieve the strategic objectives outlined in the Council Plan.
The Annual Budget 2019/20 (PDF, 6.60MB) outlines the services and initiatives to be funded for the 2019/20 financial year.
Long Term Financial Plan 2019/20-2028/29
The Long Term Financial Plan 2019/20-2028/29 (PDF, 2.44MB) is Council's key ten-year financial planning document and is governed by a series of financial strategies and accompanying performance indicators.
Women's Charter Action Plan 2018-2020
Bayside Council is committed to advance gender equity, diversity and active citizenship. The Women's Charter Action Plan 2018-2020 (PDF, 0.98MB) outlines the activities that Council undertakes to deliver on the principles associated with the Local Government Women's Charter.
Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2020
Council's Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF, 5.67MB) outlines practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.
Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy
Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (PDF, 3.27MB)
Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (DOCX, 2.23MB)
The Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy 2017-2021 meets the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and streamlines community services planning for health and wellbeing from early childhood, through to youth, adult lives and older years. The strategy has 3 goals, an engaged and supportive community, a healthy and active community and safe sustainable environments. The Strategy is delivered through the following action plans:
- Early Years Action Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 405.09KB)
- Healthy Ageing Action Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 406.46KB)
- Healthy Community Action Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 437.80KB)
- Youth Action Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 401.19KB)
Municipal Emergency Management Plan
Municipal Emergency Management Plan
The broad objectives of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan are to implement measures to prevent or reduce the causes or effects of emergencies, manage resource allocation in response to emergencies, manage the support offered from adjoining municipalities and assist the community in recovery efforts.
Service strategies and plans
Art and Culture
Bayside Arts Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (PDF, 1.35MB)
The Arts Strategic Plan 2018-2022 has been developed to guide the future arts programming in Bayside and aims to connect people to each other and their community through the celebration of art and the sharing of ideas.
Building and Planning
Bayside Housing Strategy (PDF, 1.81MB)
The Bayside Housing Strategy 2012 guides how residential development in Bayside will be planned and managed over the next 20 years.
Buildings Service-Driven Asset Management Plan 2016 (PDF, 2.33MB)
The purpose of the Buildings Service-Driven Asset Management Plan 2016 is to document a robust business case for the continued investment into buildings owned and operated by Council, and the services those buildings provide to the community.
Drainage Service-Driven Asset Management Plan 2015 (PDF, 755.05KB)
The Drainage Service-Driven Asset Management Plan 2015 is used to inform decision making about our existing long-life drainage infrastructure through a focus on improved asset data, the testing and validation of asset management assumptions, and the prediction of long-term financial renewal requirements.
Drainage Upgrade Strategy (PDF, 68.33KB)
The objective of the Drainage Upgrade Strategy is 10 year program of priority drainage upgrade projects that aim to improve the performance of under-performing underground pipe networks at locations known to be susceptible to damage from flooding.
Business, Commerce and Customers
Bayside Tourism Strategy 2013 (PDF, 4.85MB)
The purpose of the Bayside Tourism Strategy 2013 is to consolidate Bayside's existing tourism strengths and successes, find new opportunities for leadership in the sector, and to identify suitable partnerships with industry and the community.
Digital Transformation Strategy 2018-2021 (PDF, 1.64MB)
Council's plan to ensure that customers are central to how we design and provide services, including transforming our digital channels. Our aim is to make all services accessible to everyone though their preferred method, whether that be online, print, telephone or face to face.
Economic Development Strategy (PDF, 3.73MB)
The Economic Development Strategy is a framework that supports the sustainable development of the local economy. It references the needs and trends within the existing community and opportunities to promote investment and employment growth within the changing local, domestic and international economic and environmental landscapes.
Retail, Commercial and Employment Strategy 2016-2031 (PDF, 1.84MB)
This strategy explores and provides policy directions on the future evolution of Activity Centres and employment lands within the City of Bayside.
Facilities and Venues
Early Years Infrastructure Plan 2018-2028 (PDF, 845.64KB)
The Plan provides Council with a strategic framework to guide the provision of Council owned early years facilities
Graffiti Management Plan 2018 (PDF, 447.17KB)
Property Strategy 2018-2021 (PDF, 1.35MB)
The Property Strategy 2018-2021 provides a set of principles and improvements to the overall management and performance of our property portfolio.
Public Toilet Strategy 2019-2023 (PDF, 1.01MB)
The Public Toilet Strategy outlines how to meet community and visitor needs in relation to location, safety and quality of public toilets.
Pets and Animals
Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 1.31MB)
The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021 guides decision-making in relation to pets in the community.
Library Services Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (PDF, 1.43MB)
The Library Services Strategic Plan brings together the recommendations from parts one and two of the strategic review of Bayside's Library Services, and alignment to the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities and Digital Transformation Strategies.
Roads, Parking and Transport
Bayside Integrated Transport Strategy (PDF, 3.27MB)
The Integrated Transport Strategy is a framework and specific actions designed to achieve a well connected, safe, accessible and convenient transport system that positively contributes to a strong economy, the health and wellbeing of the community and a low carbon future.
Bayside Register of Public Roads (PDF, 411.11KB)
The Bayside Register of Public Roads contains a list of the roads and lanes that we consider are reasonably required for general public use and for which Council is the responsible coordinating road authority.
Bayside Road Safety Strategy 2019-2024 (PDF, 1.15MB)
The Strategy is about people, traffic and reducing road trauma. However, it is also about encouraging people to be out and about, walking or cycling, moving freely around the municipality and participating actively in our community.
Bayside Road Management Plan (PDF, 786.16KB)
Bayside Road Management Plan (DOCX, 816.04KB)
The purpose of the Road Management Plan is to document the standards and priorities for inspection, maintenance and repairs of the road network. The plan outlines our responsibilities to ensure that roads and footpath are safe.
Bayside Walking Strategy (PDF, 8.55MB)
The walking strategy aims to address the barriers to walking and build on these opportunities to establish a more walkable municipality.
Bicycle Action Plan 2019-2026 (PDF, 1.32MB)
The Bicycle Action Plan presents directions aimed at addressing the needs of all cyclists and facilitating a culture of cycling in Bayside.
Public Transport Advocacy Statement (PDF, 742.83KB)
The Public Transport Advocacy Statement outlines how we advocate for deliverable improvements to the public transport system in Bayside.
Roads Service Driven Asset Management Plan (PDF, 2.77MB)
The Roads Service Driven Asset Management Plan is used to inform decision making about existing road infrastructure assets through a focus on improved asset data, the testing and validation of asset management assumptions and the prediction of long-term financial renewal requirements.
Sport and Recreation
Active by the Bay Recreation Strategy (PDF, 1.78MB)
The Active by the Bay Recreation Strategy guides the planning, management and provision of recreation facilities and services in the City of Bayside for 2013-2022.
Bayside Sportsground Pavilion Improvement Plan (PDF, 1.64MB)
Council's Sportsground Pavilion Improvement Plan was reviewed in 2019 and has been updated to reflect changes in the way community sport is conducted and to reflect the increase in female participation.
Bayside Tennis Strategy 2019-2028 (PDF, 1.59MB)
The Bayside Tennis Strategy was undertaken to guide the sustainability of tennis in Bayside. It considers a range of issues and provides recommendations to support the sustainability of tennis in the municipality and address issues associated with ageing infrastructure.
Recreation and Open Space Asset Management Plan (DOCX, 2.77MB)
Recreation and Open Space Asset Management Plan (PDF, 2.49MB)
The Recreation and Open Space Asset Management Plan is a means of outlining the key elements involved in managing the recreation, open space and facility assets.
Sustainability and Environment
Biodiversity Action Plan 2018-2027 (PDF, 1.70MB)
Bayside City Council is committed to maintaining natural biodiversity assets and increasing conservation effort within its unique natural areas. The Plan provides specific actions to implement the strategic objectives of the ESF (Environmental Sustainability Framework) and other issues raised through consultation with the Bayside community along with the recommendations provided by ecological experts.
Carbon Neutrality Action Plan 2018-20 (PDF, 1.21MB)
Our Carbon Neutrality Action Plan sets out the direction and specific actions we will take to achieve our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2020.
Bayside Coastal Management Plan 2014 (PDF, 13.38MB)
The Bayside Coastal Management Plan provides strategic direction and policy on coastal use, management and development for the whole of the City of Bayside foreshore.
Bayside Climate Change Strategy (PDF, 2.18MB)
Bayside Climate Change Strategy summary (PDF, 10.62MB)
The Climate Change Strategy provides an overview of our approach to addressing the challenges of climate change and key measures it will implement.
Environmental Sustainability Framework 2016-2025 (PDF, 4.71MB)
Environment Sustainability Framework Action Plan 2019-23 (PDF, 572.69KB)
The Environmental Sustainability Framework 2016-2025 sets direction and guidance for our environmental planning and decision-making. The Action Plan sets out the actions to achieve our environment sustainability objectives.
Open Space Sustainable Water Management Strategy (PDF, 11.30MB)
The Open Space Sustainable Water Management Strategy provides direction and targets for alternative water supply within the municipality.
Recycling and Waste Management Strategy 2018-2027 (PDF, 2.52MB)
The Recycling and Waste Management Strategy is a ten year plan to reduce the impact of waste that goes to landfill.
Parks, Reserves and Beaches
Bayside Open Space Strategy (PDF, 5.73MB)
The Bayside Open Space Strategy is a 20 year planning document to provide policy and strategy to enable us to make decisions about how open space is used, developed, managed and maintained across the municipality.
Bayside Open Space Strategy: Suburb Analysis and Action Plan (PDF, 6.56MB)
The Bayside Open Space Strategy: Suburb Analysis and Action plan provides details as to how the principles, policies and actions developed in the Bayside Open Space Strategy will be applied at a local level.
Black Rock Foreshore Master plan (PDF, 3.22MB)
The Black Rock Foreshore Master plan guides design, priorities and staging of on-ground works on the foreshore between Arkaringa Crescent and Fourth Street including public open space associated with Black Rock House.
Brighton Beach to Ferdinando Gardens Masterplan (PDF, 5.97MB)
The Brighton Beach to Ferdinando Gardens Masterplan directly guides priorities, design and staging of works on Council managed land within this foreshore precinct (from south of Green Point, Brighton to Linacre Road, Hampton, including Ferdinando Gardens). The plan also implements the recommendations of current strategic plans including the Bayside Open Space Strategy (2012) and the Bayside Coastal Management Plan (2014).
Cheltenham Park Final Master plan (PDF, 2.69MB)
The Cheltenham Park Masterplan is a 10 year planning document that sets out a timeline for improvements to path networks, car parking, and drainage while balancing the parks unique conservation and active recreation values.
Dendy Park Master Plan (PDF, 7.23MB)
The Dendy Park Master Plan will provide the long-term strategic vision and direction for the future use, management and development of Dendy Park for the next 10 years.
North Road Foreshore Master plan (PDF, 9.01MB)
The North Road Foreshore Masterplan aims to guide, design and prioritise works on Council managed land from Head Street through to Chelsea Street along the foreshore in Brighton and includes the North Point Café, car park and public boat ramp as well as Sandown Street beach and Royal Brighton Yacht Club. The Master plan will inform Council's capital works program, funding applications and priorities for infrastructure renewal, replacement and redevelopment over the next decade. The Master plan will also be a key tool to assist Council and other stakeholders in obtaining the required coastal management consent from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for implementation of projects within the precinct.
Red Bluff to Half Moon Bay Masterplan (PDF, 7.92MB)
The Red Bluff to Half Moon Bay Masterplan directly guides design, priorities and staging of works on Council managed land within the precinct, implementing the recommendations of current strategic plans including the Bayside Open Space Strategy 2012 and Bayside Coastal Management Plan 2014.
Sandringham Beach and Gardens Masterplan (PDF, 6.42MB)
The Sandringham Beach and Gardens Masterplan directly guides priorities, design and staging of works on Council managed land with this foreshore precinct (from Abbott Street to Eliza Street, Sandringham, including Sandringham Gardens). The plan also implements the recommendations of current strategic plans including the Bayside Open Space Strategy (2012) and the Bayside Coastal Management Plan (2014).
Sandringham Foreshore Master Plan (PDF, 7.62MB)
The Sandringham Foreshore Master Plan directly guides design, priorities and staging of on-ground works on Council managed land within the precinct, implementing the recommendations of current strategic plans.
Trees and Vegetation
Bayside Tree Strategy (PDF, 2.63MB)
The Bayside Tree Strategy has been developed to provide a framework of actions to ensure that the future public and private spaces within Bayside are well treed.
Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (PDF, 1.56MB)
Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (DOCX, 1.08MB)
The Electric Line Clearance Management Plan outlines how we ensure continuity of electricity supply along with the management and protection of vegetated areas.
Bayside Native Vegetation Works Program - Stage 1 (PDF, 5.52MB)
Bayside Native Vegetation Works Program - Stage 2 (PDF, 8.83MB)
This is a readily usable works-manual which clearly sets-out the management strategies for each reserve including a time frame for the works to be undertaken.
Working near Council trees guidelines (PDF, 265.79KB)
The Working near Council trees guidelines outlines the methods and responsibilities required when working around Council trees.