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Plans and strategies

We produce a range of strategic plans and strategies that help us make Bayside a better place.

Annual reports

Annual Report 2015-2016 (PDF, 11.03MB)
Annual Report 2014-2015 (PDF, 12.14MB)
Annual Report 2013-2014 (PDF, 3.35MB)
We value your feedback on the annual report and our performance. Feedback can be provided via our contact us form.

Council Plan

Council Plan 2013-17 (2016 Review) (PDF, 22.32MB)
The Council Plan 2013-2017 sets out the Council's vision, goals, strategic objectives and strategies for it's 4 year term in office.

Strategic Resource Plan

Strategic Resource Plan 2014-18 (PDF, 342.28KB)
The Strategic Resource Plan describes both financial and non-financial resources (including human resources) for at least the next 4 financial years required to achieve the strategic objectives outlined in the Council Plan.

Community Plan

Bayside 2025 Community Plan (PDF, 4.18MB)
The 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 our planning framework, providing an essential reference for all plans, policies and strategies and an orientation to community engagement, now and into the future.

Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy

Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (PDF, 1.10MB)
Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (DOCX, 4.95MB)
The Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy 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.

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

Aged and Disability Care

Aging Well in Bayside Strategy 2008-2018 (PDF, 1.16MB)
The Ageing Well in Bayside Strategy 2008-2018 is a guide to developing and facilitating an age friendly community that values and supports older people.

Disability Action Plan (PDF, 471.72KB)
Disability Action Plan (DOCX, 1.18MB)
The Disability Action Plan outlines goals and methods to enhance the health and wellbeing of people with a disability.

Art and Culture

Library, Arts and Culture Strategy 2012-17 (PDF, 0.98MB)
The Library, Arts and Culture Strategy 2012-17 presents community research into the role libraries, art and culture play in Bayside.

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 and Commerce

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.

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.

Volunteering Action Plan (PDF, 1.99MB)
Volunteering Action Plan (DOCX, 1.93MB)
The Volunteering Action Plan seeks to support a strong and vital volunteering community through effective leadership, coordinated facilitation and advocacy.

Children and Family

Early Years Action Plan (PDF, 865.16KB)
Early Years Action Plan (DOCX, 2.51MB)
The Early Years Action Plan is a coordinated approach to improving outcomes for children and families across the universal, supported and tertiary health, care and education sectors.

Healthy Community Action Plan (PDF, 1.03MB)
Healthy Community Action Plan (DOCX, 5.47MB)
The Healthy Community Action Plan focuses on new or improved strategies and actions which have health and wellbeing benefits that reach the whole population. 

Facilities and Venues

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.

Property Strategy 2014-18 (PDF, 437.66KB)
The Property Strategy 2014-18 provides a set of principles, and improvements to the overall management and performance of our property portfolio.

Public Toilet Strategy 2012 (PDF, 3.45MB)
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 (PDF, 909.90KB)
The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2012-2016 guides decision-making in relation to pets in the community.

Library

Library, Arts and Culture Strategy 2012-17 (PDF, 0.98MB)
The Library, Arts and Culture Strategy 2012-17 presents community research into the role libraries and art and culture play in Bayside.

Roads, Parking and Transport

Bayside Integrated Transport Strategy (PDF, 9.98MB)
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 Management Plan (PDF, 583.10KB)
Bayside Road Management Plan (DOCX, 233.87KB)
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 Strategy (PDF, 4.44MB)
The Bicycle Strategy 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

Bayside Sportsground Pavilion Improvement Plan (PDF, 680.21KB)
The Bayside Sportsground Pavilion Improvement Plan was developed to provide a logical and informed guide to the ongoing renewal and, where appropriate, upgrade of pavilions in the City of Bayside.

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

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 for addressing the challenges of climate change and key measures it will implement.

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.

Cheltenham Park Final Master plan (PDF, 2.69MB)
The Cheltenham Park Masterplan is a ten 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

Environmental Sustainability Framework 2016-2025 (PDF, 4.71MB)
Environmental Sustainability Framework Summary Document (DOCX, 435.38KB)
The Environmental Sustainability Framework 2016-2025 sets direction and guidance for our environmental planning and decision-making.

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.

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, Parks 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.

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.

Bushland Strategy (PDF, 805.70KB)
The Bushland Strategy establishes management objectives for the Bayside bushlands system.

Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (PDF, 1.54MB)
Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (DOCX, 1.06MB)
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.

Youth

Youth Action Plan (PDF, 2.47MB)
Youth Action Plan (DOCX, 1.26MB)
The Youth Action Plan outlines the key strategies to create appropriate, affordable and accessible services for young people as well as providing opportunities for young people to showcase talents and celebrate their creativity.