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Council is pleased to present the Annual Report 2018-19. The single page print version of the annual report can be downloaded by clicking on the arrow on the left side of the box below. For a double-page spread version to read online, download here.
Previous Annual Reports
Annual Report 2008-2009
Annual Report 2009-2010
Annual Report 2010-2011
Annual Report 2011-2012
Annual Report 2012-2013
Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2016-2017
Annual Report 2017-2018
The Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan is a road-map for achieving our region’s future aspirations. Developed through extensive community engagement, it identifies the vision, outcomes and goals we aspire to as a regional community and acknowledges the visions and priorities of the diverse communities that make up the Central Highlands.
The Plan, which was first launched in 2012, was updated or “refreshed” in 2019. Both original and updated versions are linked below.
The Corporate Plan is our commitment to deliver a number of actions and strategies to ensure the region is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. It will assist us to maintain focus as we prioritise identified projects and balance their delivery with available resources and other variables in our Operational Plans. View below or download.
Most of us aspire to live in a place that offers opportunity for the best quality of life, income security, healthy lifestyle options, security for our families and choices for our future wellbeing.
We want to live within a tolerant community which is resilient to disasters and human shocks, is socially, culturally and economically prosperous, and has a healthy, pleasing environment capable of providing a sustainable future.
These are all aspects of the liveability of a place or region. How do we achieve these aspirational objectives given that life and the systems around us are dynamic?
Our lifestyles and livelihoods face constant change and pressures, sometimes influenced by factors from outside of our region such as economic downturns and population decline. How we improve the liveability of the Central Highlands region – from our larger centres to our smaller areas – is a key challenge for council and communities.
The Liveability Strategy and Action Plan addresses these pertinent questions. It brings together the thoughts, ideas and suggestions generated from community and stakeholder engagement and communications.
It supports other key strategies, schemes and action plans of the Central Highlands Regional Council and the Central Highlands Development Commission, as well as those of key industry groups, civil society representatives, non-government organisations and State and Federal level stakeholders.
Its formulation has been driven by community aspirations expressed through multiple forums. Community drive will also be central to its implementation with expected nurtured improvement over time.
The operational plan is the detail of the corporate plan. It shows which projects, services and activities are current for the financial year and the progress of each as at the end of each quarter (three month period).
The Customer Service Strategy and Action Plan details our commitment to be a customer-focused organisation and provides a framework for us to deliver services in a way that places the customer at the centre of everything we do.
This will be achieved by innovating and investing in process, technology and people.
The strategy aligns with the Central Highlands Regional Council Corporate Plan 2017-2022 and the Operational Plan 2018-2019.
The Community Engagement Policy guides council’s approach to seeking input from stakeholders to inform council decision making.
The Community Engagement Report details research and findings following a review of council’s community engagement model in 2019. The report puts forward recommendations for the improvement of community engagement practices across council.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan is a practical plan of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities, so as to create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
More information about the plans and strategies guiding arts, culture and heritage in the Central Highlands is available here.
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