Wyndham has a long history of leading the way in community planning. First developed in 1997 as a vision for Wyndham in 2015, the Quality Community Plan lays out community aspirations and priorities for a better Wyndham. The last update of the Quality Community Plan was in 2007. Many of the 2015 and 2018 milestones have been met.
In 2015 the Quality Community Plan was updated through the Wyndham 2040 project with a new approach to community planning. This approach was locally-focused, strengths-based and community-driven and resulted in a new 2040 vision for the whole of Wyndham, with complimenting district plans that identified actions that Council and community would take over a four-year timeframe.
The Wyndham 2040 Community Plan is made up of the Wyndham 2040 Vision and four local area district plans for smaller areas within Wyndham. These documents were endorsed by Council at Ordinary Council Meeting on 22 February 2016.
District Advisory Committees 2018-19
We are recruiting for 2018-2019 District Advisory Committees now.
What Do District Advisory Committees do?
Rather than deliver community projects, District Advisory Committees will:
- Monitor and celebrate progress of community, Council and stakeholder actions in the relevant District Plan.
- Consult their communities to gather their ideas about opportunities to build on existing strengths and address challenges.
- Provide advice to Council for consideration in their planning.
Please see the Terms of Reference for District Advisory Committees for more details on the purpose and scope of the committees.
Why are District Advisory Committees important?
Communities are complex places with lots of different influences and factors shaping our present and future realities. Everyone in our community have important roles to play in working together to make our future reality one that matches our collective strengths and aspirations.
District Advisory Committees are a way of bringing community members together to actively work in ongoing partnership with Council. They will build understanding between different stakeholders and decision-makers to work towards the communities’ goals and vision for Wyndham in the year 2040.
The term for these committees is for two years from early 2018. Each committee will attend two official meetings per year, plan and organise community engagement opportunities in their respective districts and present their findings to Councillors and Senior Council staff.
Other ways to participate including learning opportunities, networking events and occasional consultation will be communicated during the year. These meetings and events will be held outside usual business hours and reimbursement for transport or childcare will be available in line with existing policy and guidelines.
Who Should Apply
Council is seeking representatives from a broad cross-section of the community, taking in factors including skills, abilities, experiences, age, gender, locality and cultural diversity.
Selection will be based on the following attributes and skill sets:
- Live, work, study or volunteer in the district and be aged 16 or over;
- Interest in advancing the objectives in the relevant district plan;
- Demonstrated leadership and relationship-building skills;
- Strong community linkages with the ability to engage a broad range of community members and views;
- Willingness to constructively participate in an advisory capacity to Council.
Or mail hard copies to:
Neighbourhood Hubs, PO Box 197, Werribee VIC 3030
Hard copies of the Expression of Interest form and Terms of Reference will be made available at the Wyndham Civic Centre or at your local Community Centre.
Closing date: Sunday 11 February 2018
Appointments to committees will be made at Council’s Ordinary Council Meeting in early 2018.
If you are interested in getting involved in local community projects in your District Plan, please contact the Neighbourhood Hubs team on 9742 0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2015 the Wyndham 2040 project explored the opportunities for Wyndham residents over the next 25 years. Council staff and volunteers collected 2,040 stories from community members identifying what people like about Wyndham now and what they hope it will be like in 2040.
A range of forums and workshops were held with community leaders, community service organisations and local business and industry leaders.
The Wyndham 2040 Vision was adopted by Council on 22 February.
For more information about the Wyndham 2040 project please contact Leading Communities on 9742 0777 or e-mail email@example.com.
A district plan is a place-based approach to planning and reporting on Council’s work and the work of the community.
Each plan will detail what will be done in that district over four years to work towards making the 2040 vision a reality. They will be reported on and updated annually.
Wyndham districts are made up of multiple suburbs across Wyndham’s geography. The four districts are:
- Wyndham East: Point Cook, Williams Landing, Truganina and Laverton North
- Wyndham West: Werribee, Wyndham Vale and Manor Lakes
- Wyndham Central: Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit
- Wyndham Rural: Little River, Werribee South, Mt Cottrell and other rural areas
District workshops with Councillors, senior Council staff and community members were held in May 2015 to identify the strengths of each district and the priorities for action.
Draft district plans were endorsed for public comment in October and November, 2015. Final documents were endorsed by Council at Ordinary Council Meeting on 22 February 2016.