Community Planning

About the Project

The Community Planning Framework, developed by community working groups in 2018, is being trialled in Yea, Marysville and Toolangi-Castella.

Community planning aims to put communities in the driver’s seat. Communities themselves – with a bit of help from Council – will talk about their local strengths and challenges, identify priorities for their future and collaborate in the development and delivery of solutions for their towns.

In 2019 many community meetings and discussions occurred, looking at ideas and opportunities for the future. A list of ideas were then collated for each of the trial towns. These ideas have now been prioritised at community dinners held in February and March 2020 to help shape the vision and key goals for each town's Community Plan. The communities of Yea, Marysville and Toolangi-Castella have each prepared a draft Community Plan, based on input from local community members. You can view the draft Community Plans by clicking on the links below for each respective town.

This project wouldn't be possible without the generous support of Australia’s largest general insurer IAG, and their local brands CGU and WFI.

For more information about the Project you can contact Council's Community Planning Unit on (03) 5772 0333 or via email at