Yarra Ranges Council asks for feedback of draft plan

Yarra Ranges Council is asking for community feedback for their draft asset plan. Picture: ON FILE.

Yarra Ranges Council is encouraging members of the community to give their input into its upcoming draft asset plan.

The plan establishes how council will manage its assets including buildings, roads, bridges, footpaths, stormwater drainage, parks and recreation facilities.

Yarra Ranges Mayor Jim Child said it is important for the community to have input on the drafting of the plan.

“The Asset Plan takes a long-term 10-year view of how our assets are managed, so it’s crucial that we capture the community’s thoughts on where our priorities should lie,” Cr Child said.

“The plan is also closely tied to the Council budget process, and given that the funding available for assets year to year is typically lower than the wants and needs of the community, this is the framework that sets out how we make decisions on our assets.”

A new asset plan is required to be drafted and prepared by council every four years.

People can participate in an online poll to highlight where the community believes priorities should be focused or register their interest in joining a deliberative panel to support of the development of the plan.

“No one knows our community better than the people who live in it, so I encourage as many people as possible to leave their thoughts and feedback throughout this consultation process,” Cr Child said.

Applicants chosen for the panel will be paid for their time. For more information go to www.shaping.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/asset-plan.