Council’s grooviest outdoor event series returns this month. The first event in the popular Groove and Graze series will take place on Saturday 26 October at Halley Park, Jasper Road, Bentleigh.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff said the plans respond to the vision established by the community in the Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision and the needs and aspirations of all people who live, work and play in Glen Eira.
“Our Council Plan 2021–2025 has identified 44 major initiatives under five strategic directions,” she said.
“Some of the major initiatives that Council will deliver over the next four years include investing a minimum of $26.9 million on the acquisition of public open space; completing a Housing Strategy to inform how we accommodate housing for our growing and changing population; and delivering initiatives that ensure Council buildings and assets are energy efficient and powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.”
Cr Esakoff said the Community Wellbeing Plan 2021–2025 will guide how Council plans and supports our residents to enjoy good health and wellbeing and to be resilient at every stage of life across six priority areas.
“Some of the initiatives identified under this plan include developing and implementing the COVID-19 Community Recovery Plan 2021–22; delivering a program of live and online events to reduce isolation, improve mental health outcomes and provide opportunities for social connection; and delivering Living and Life Skills workshops for young people that include topics on healthy life choices to reduce harm and improve health and wellbeing,” she said.
To support the delivery of all the initiatives, action plans for 2021–2022 have been developed for both plans.
Thank you to all our community members, groups, business owners and visitors who provided their ideas and feedback. Your input has helped Council understand what the community most values and regards as important in creating a healthy, connected and thriving Glen Eira.