New Council Plan 2017-27

Thank you for your interest. The period for comments on the draft plan has now concluded.

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed Council Plan 2017-27 including the Budget 2017/18. The Plan was informed by more than 2,000 pieces of feedback received from participants aged from under 18 to over 65.

This single, integrated plan includes our:

  • council plan
  • municipal public health and wellbeing plan
  • strategic resource plan
  • 10-year financial outlook
  • annual budget.


For more information

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed Council Plan 2017-27 including the Budget 2017/18. The Plan was informed by more than 2,000 pieces of feedback received from participants aged from under 18 to over 65.

This single, integrated plan includes our:

  • council plan
  • municipal public health and wellbeing plan
  • strategic resource plan
  • 10-year financial outlook
  • annual budget.


For more information

Thank you for your interest. The period for comments on the draft plan has now concluded.
  • Key elements of the draft Council Plan 2017/27

    7 months ago

    Council has, for the first time, prepared an integrated draft Council Plan, that incorporates the:

    • Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan
    • 10-year Financial Plan
    • Strategic Resource Plan
    • annual Budget.

    The integration of Council’s planning, budget and resource allocation process ensures strong alignment between the Council's strategic priorities, and its services, programs and projects.

    The draft plan sets a 10-year direction for the City, with a four-year focus on the specific actions Council will undertake to work towards achieving this direction. This longer term focus is needed to ensure Council can respond to the opportunities and challenges the... Continue reading

    Council has, for the first time, prepared an integrated draft Council Plan, that incorporates the:

    • Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan
    • 10-year Financial Plan
    • Strategic Resource Plan
    • annual Budget.

    The integration of Council’s planning, budget and resource allocation process ensures strong alignment between the Council's strategic priorities, and its services, programs and projects.

    The draft plan sets a 10-year direction for the City, with a four-year focus on the specific actions Council will undertake to work towards achieving this direction. This longer term focus is needed to ensure Council can respond to the opportunities and challenges the City faces (including climate change, significant population growth, increasing urban density and legislative changes such as rate capping) in a way that enhances Port Phillip as a place to live, work and visit.

    The draft plan is structured to include the following four chapters and key sections.

    Chapter 1: Port Phillip today

    Chapter one includes:
    • profiles of our City, our people and our health and wellbeing
    • an overview of seven challenges facing the city:
      • climate change
      • population growth
      • urbanisation
      • transport and parking
      • legislative and policy influences
      • economic conditions
      • and the rapid evolution of technology.

    Chapter 2: Our future focus

    Chapter two includes a vision, six directions and 17 outcomes, which together represent the strategic priorities of the Council.

    Direction 1: We embrace difference, and people belong is supported by the following outcomes:

    • a safe and active community with strong social connections
    • an increase in affordable housing
    • access to services that support the health and wellbeing of our growing community
    • community diversity is valued and celebrated.

    Direction 2: We are connected and it’s easy to move around is supported by the following outcomes:

    • an integrated transport network that connects people and places
    • the demand for parking and car travel is moderated as the city grows
    • our streets are designed for people.

    Direction 3: We have smart solutions for a sustainable future is supported by the following outcomes:

    • a greener, cooler and more liveable city
    • a city with lower carbon emissions
    • a city that is adapting and resilient to climate change
    • a water sensitive city
    • a sustained reduction in waste.

    Direction 4: We are growing and keeping our character is supported by the following outcomes:

    • a liveable, higher density city
    • a city of diverse and distinctive neighbourhoods and places.

    Direction 5: We thrive by harnessing creativity is supported by the following outcomes:

    • a city of dynamic and distinctive retail precincts
    • a prosperous city that connects and grows business
    • a city where arts, culture and creative expression is part of everyday life.

    Direction 6: ‘Our Commitment to you’:

    Direction 6 is expressed as ‘Our Commitment to you’ and outlines how the organisation will underpin the delivery of Directions 1 thru 5, being the outcomes sought for the city and the Port Phillip community. This direction articulates the following outcomes:
    • transparent governance and an actively engaged community
    • a financially sustainable, high performing and community focused organisation
    • achievement through leadership and partnerships.

    Chapter 3: We are Port Phillip

    Provides an overview of the City’s nine neighbourhoods, describing the people, history, available services and list of local projects to be delivered in 2017/18.

    Chapter 4: Finances and Resources

    • 10-year Financial Plan and financial statements (including the Strategic Resource Plan).
    • Performance indicators
    • Rates and charges.
    • Fees and charges.

    Areas of transformational change

    The draft Council Plan 2017-27 identifies four areas where a sustained and significant effort by Council is required over the next 10 years, to respond to the long term challenges facing the city.

    Transforming transport and parking

    We will develop an Integrated Transport Strategy to provide a holistic approach to managing transport accessibility and parking in a growing city.

    Transforming Fishermans Bend

    We will plan for exemplary urban renewal at Fishermans Bend.

    Transforming water management

    We will develop an Integrated Water Cycle Management Framework.

    Transforming waste management

    We will complete a Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy.

    More information

  • Drop-in sessions - 6 & 9 May

    7 months ago

    Come along to one of the drop-in sessions to learn more about the draft Council Plan 2017-27 and Budget 2017/18 prior to making a submission.

    Saturday 6 May, 11 am - 2 pm

    • Port Melbourne Town Hall, Chamber
    • 333 Bay Street

    Tuesday 9 May, 4 pm - 7 pm

    • St Kilda Town Hall, Chamber
    • 99A Carlisle Street

    Come along to one of the drop-in sessions to learn more about the draft Council Plan 2017-27 and Budget 2017/18 prior to making a submission.

    Saturday 6 May, 11 am - 2 pm

    • Port Melbourne Town Hall, Chamber
    • 333 Bay Street

    Tuesday 9 May, 4 pm - 7 pm

    • St Kilda Town Hall, Chamber
    • 99A Carlisle Street
  • How to make a submission

    7 months ago

    You can make a submission in a number of ways:

    • Online: The submissions form will be available on this page from Friday 21 April 2017.
    • Email a written submission to helpdeskabbp@portphillip.vic.gov.au
    • Send a written submission to: Interim Chief Executive Officer, Port Phillip Council, Private Bag No 3, St Kilda, VIC 3182.
    • Pick up a hard copy form from any City of Port Phillip town hall ASSIST counter or library from Friday 21 April 2017.
    Council will receive and hear submissions from the public at the Council meeting on 7 June 2017, commencing 6.30 pm at... Continue reading

    You can make a submission in a number of ways:

    • Online: The submissions form will be available on this page from Friday 21 April 2017.
    • Email a written submission to helpdeskabbp@portphillip.vic.gov.au
    • Send a written submission to: Interim Chief Executive Officer, Port Phillip Council, Private Bag No 3, St Kilda, VIC 3182.
    • Pick up a hard copy form from any City of Port Phillip town hall ASSIST counter or library from Friday 21 April 2017.

    Council will receive and hear submissions from the public at the Council meeting on 7 June 2017, commencing 6.30 pm at the Port Melbourne Town Hall.

    Adoption of the Council Plan 2017-27 and Budget 2017/18, will be considered at the Council Meeting on 21 June 2017 commencing 6.30 pm at the St Kilda Town Hall.
  • Stage One: Community consultation summary

    7 months ago

    Council set out to engage the community in a way that we have never done before. This in-depth engagement process involved many methods capturing over 2,000 pieces of feedback.

    Community survey

    A survey was the primary method of engagement with the Port Phillip community. Multiple formats were produced to allow for accessibility. 651 surveys were completed.

    Avatar survey

    A series of value based questions were asked and an avatar character was allocated to each participant. There were seven potential avatars. 619 avatars were completed.

    Special focus workshops

    Four evening workshops were held to focus on the areas of water, diversity... Continue reading

    Council set out to engage the community in a way that we have never done before. This in-depth engagement process involved many methods capturing over 2,000 pieces of feedback.

    Community survey

    A survey was the primary method of engagement with the Port Phillip community. Multiple formats were produced to allow for accessibility. 651 surveys were completed.

    Avatar survey

    A series of value based questions were asked and an avatar character was allocated to each participant. There were seven potential avatars. 619 avatars were completed.

    Special focus workshops

    Four evening workshops were held to focus on the areas of water, diversity and inclusion, waste management and transport and parking. A series of information packs and videos were developed for these workshops. A total of 128 participants attended the workshops and about 300 people had registered their interest to attend.

    Online discussion forum

    An online discussion forum based on the special focus workshop questions ran throughout the engagement period. A series of information packs and videos were developed to inform discussion. There were 189 visits to the discussion forum with 173 contributions made by 22 contributors.

    Pop-up conversations

    Councillors and Officers were out and about at a number of locations across the municipality during February. Pop-up conversations were held in six different locations (as below). Participants were invited to participate in the community survey and avatar, and a chatter wall enabled participants to write comments to the question “Thinking about our City in 10 years’ time, what are the things you value most and want to keep?” 305 people contributed to the chatter wall with 479 ideas.

    • Veg Out Farmers Market (4 February)
    • Elwood Farmers Market (11 February)
    • Gasworks Farmers Market (18 February)
    • South Melbourne Market (19 February)
    • Near Coles Port Melbourne (21 February)
    • Hank Marvin Market (25 February)

    Engagement with targeted groups

    Officers worked with established networks to facilitate conversations about the new Council Plan. 450 participants were reached from Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, older people, faith-based communities, and youth and children groups.

    Read about the community’s ideas and feedback in the Engagement Findings Report