“A safe, connected and inclusive community. We respect, acknowledge, value and celebrate the First Nations people, our heritage, cultural diversity and multicultural strengths.
Our community has the infrastructure and services it needs to support holistic health and wellbeing for all. Local employment and education facilities are plentiful, and there are a variety of recreational, leisure, tourism, art and cultural opportunities for everyone to experience throughout the municipality.
We preserve our natural environment and rural lifestyle; we are able to get around easily and get to where we want to go efficiently. We are self-sufficient and pride ourselves on being green and sustainable.”
This is our community’s vision for Wyndham in 2040.
Achieving the Community Vision requires everyone to work together. Everyone who lives, works, studies or visits the municipality has a role to play in helping achieve the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision. As do all levels of government businesses, industry groups and community organisations.
Developing the Vision
In 2016, 2,040 stories were collected from our residents, local businesses, community leaders and organisations about Wyndham. The community told us what they liked about the municipality, and what their hopes were for our City’s future.
Since then, a lot has changed. The Wyndham community has seen new development and many new residents from a wide variety of backgrounds have moved into our community, calling our suburbs home. You can read more about Wyndham’s key demographics.
In 2021, Council launched the ‘Help Shape Wyndham’s Future’ project to refresh the existing Wyndham 2040 Community Vision. This included a deliberative community engagement process that acknowledged and recognised the stories and contributions that informed the first Wyndham 2040 Vision. This formed the foundation by which the community refreshed the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision in 2021.
Watch this short video for an overview of how our community refreshed the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision.
At these community conversations, a set of place based priorities were also developed. The place based priories help us understand the unique needs of our community and will inform the development of the Council Plan and other key strategic documents. Council's initial responses to these place based priorities are detailed here. These will be reviewed and the community updated annually.
The Wyndham 2040 Community Vision will guide how Council directs the resources under its control, and therefore its work. It sets the direction for future Council policies and work including the Municipal Strategic Statement, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, Asset Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan.
Council will present its strategic priorities to work towards the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision in its four-year Council Plan, and on an annual basis through its Annual Plan and Budget.