Help create Yarra's first-ever Community Vision

We’re an inclusive and diverse community here in Yarra. We all have different interests, needs and hopes for the future. What do you want your future to look like?

We've been asking what needs to happen for Yarra to be the best it can be in 2035. Together we’re creating Yarra’s first ever Community Vision, which will guide all your council’s work over the next 15 years.

This is a once-in-a-generation chance to make your mark on this special place we all love. It’s also an opportunity to challenge some traditional ideas about how we live, work and play – particularly as we move into a post-COVID world.

Thank you for playing your part

Thank you to everyone who took their time to share feedback with during this first stage of engagement.

Between November 2020 and January 2021:

  • 1,275 residents, businesses and visitors provided their feedback to the project
  • 44% spoke to us in-person at one of our pop-up events held across Yarra
  • 56% engaged online via Your Say Yarra

It was fantastic to see young people so actively engaged in the process, with more 26 to 35-year-olds participating than any other age bracket.

We also heard loud and clear from our culturally and linguistically diverse communities, with 20% of people speaking a language other than English at home.

What's next?

The feedback collected from the broader community will be considered by a randomly selected panel of residents later this year, who will work together to create the community vision. This will also feed into our next Council Plan, annual budget and long-term plans for managing our assets and finances.

You’ll also be able to read more about the findings of stage one in the coming weeks and months.

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