Council Plan: Together We are Brimbank

Cover and inside pages of the Together We are Brimbank Summary

Together We are Brimbank (PDF 2.4MB) incorporates our

  • Council Plan 2021-2025
  • Community Vision 2040
  • Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

Our focus is directed on projects and services that support mental and physical health, inclusion, protecting the local the environment, education and employment.

Latest progress report: Council Plan Action Plan Year 3 Quarter 3 Report (January - March 2024) (PDF 3.7MB)

The Together We are Brimbank summary report (PDF 574KB) is a shortened version of the plan providing a quick overview.

Community Vision

A Community Vision must describe the municipal community’s aspirations for the future of the municipality, for a period of at least 10 years. This sees Council develop or review the Community Vision in accordance with its deliberative engagement practices and adopt the Community Vision by 31 October in the year following a general election.

Our Community Vision "A transformed Brimbank that is beautiful, thriving, healthy and connected" is supported by four key Strategic Directions:

  • People and Community
    a welcoming, safe and supported community 
  • Places and Spaces
    Liveable and connected neighbourhoods that support healthy and sustainable futures
  • Opportunity and Prosperity
    A future focused, transforming city where all have opportunities to learn and earn
  • Leadership and Governance
    a high performing organisation that enacts the vision and decision of Council through quality and innovative services.

Council Plan

The Council Plan is a medium-term strategic plan that sets out our strategic direction and priorities for the four-year Council term.

Under the Local Government Act 2020, a Council Plan must be prepared every four years after a general election, guided by deliberative engagement and adopted by the 31 October in the year following the election.

The Council Plan shapes the strategic direction and associated program of work the elected Council will lead throughout their four year term.

Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires Councils to produce a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. Integrated within this document, the Plan outlines strategies to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors to enable residents to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

This is the primary mechanism for planning, coordinating and delivering services and initiatives to improve local public health and wellbeing by councils and partner organisations.

Flagship health and wellbeing actions will be identified in Together We Are Brimbank annual action plans, while other actions will be situated in a number of key Council strategies and policies.

Health and Wellbeing Municipal Scan

To help identify health and wellbeing priorities Council is required to conduct an examination of the data about health status and health determinants in the municipality.

The Health and Wellbeing Municipal Scan 2020 (PDF 3.8KB) explores each of the priorities in the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for the Brimbank context.

It also explores key social determinants of health that are significant in Brimbank. These are:

  • social inclusion
  • gender equality
  • children’s development
  • education and learning;
  • income and employment
  • community safety
  • housing and homelessness; and
  • gambling harm.

This cycle of public health and wellbeing planning is also taking place in the context of COVID-19, an unprecedented public health, social and economic crisis.

Brimbank is particularly vulnerable to the health, wellbeing and economic impacts because of existing socio-economic and health inequities in the broader community.

The impacts of COVID-19 in Brimbank have already been significant and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Because of this, exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on different population groups will be a key focus of this municipal scan where a COVID-19 lens is applied throughout.

Last updated: 11 July 2024 - 1:29pm