Draft Community Services and Infrastructure Planning Policy

Proposed Major Policy Consultation

Community feedback is invited on the Draft Community Services and Infrastructure Planning Policy (“Draft Policy”) and the proposal to make the policy a ‘Major Policy’.

The Draft Policy provides rationale as to how Council plans, provides and maintains community services and infrastructure in ways that are both effective and equitable.

The aim of the Draft Policy is to outline Council’s guiding principles and commitments that inform the planning and delivery of community services and infrastructure that respond to identified and emerging needs both now and in the future.

Making the Draft Community Services and Infrastructure Planning Policy a Major Policy Council proposes to make the Draft Policy a ‘Major Policy’ under Council’s Governance (Major Policy Consultation) Local Law No. 3 (“Local Law”).

The Local Law sets out a public consultation process to be followed when the Council proposes to make, amend, modify or revoke a ‘major policy’. The Local Law aims to promote transparency of decision-making and best practice for governance processes.

Nature, Purpose and Rationale

The Draft Policy is proposed to be made as a Major Policy, as it provides a transparent and accountable policy that clearly outlines guiding principles and the approach to planning and delivery of community services and infrastructure.

A copy of the Draft Policy can be obtained from Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine,
and on Council’s website at www.brimbank.vic.gov.au

Any person may make a submission either in writing or via the, ‘Have Your Say’ page on the Brimbank City Council Website on the Draft Policy and the proposal to make the Draft Policy a Major Policy.

Written submissions must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 21 August 2018 and addressed to:

Amanda Rigby
Social Planning Officer
Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70, Sunshine
VIC 3020

Or submit to the Have Your Say page on the Brimbank City Council Website.

In their submission, a person may also request to be heard by a Hearing of Submissions Committee of Council in support of their submission (or be represented by a person specified in the submission), prior to Council considering the proposal.

The Hearing of Submissions Committee will be held on Monday 10 September 2018 at 6pm at the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

For more information on the Draft Policy, please contact Amanda Rigby on 9249 4262.

Please note: Details of submissions (excluding names and addresses) may be included within official Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes, which remain permanent public documents.


Next review date: 
20 July 2018