Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision

We are proud to present you with the Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision which Council adopted on 19 May 2021.

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What is a Community Vision?

A Community Vision describes what our residents and ratepayers aspire for the future of Glen Eira. It captures what community members most value about our community and sets out the future vision and aspirations for the community for at least the next ten-years.  

The Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision guides strategic planning and decision-making for the future of Glen Eira. This includes shaping Council’s priorities through our Council Plan 2021–2025 and our Community Wellbeing Plan 2021–2025. 

Glen Eira’s vision statement

‘Our Glen Eira: A thriving and empowered community working together for an inclusive and sustainable future.’ 

Community Vision six guiding principles

The Community Vision statement is accompanied by six guiding principles: 

  • Principle 1: We work together 
  • Principle 2: Planning for community resilience 
  • Principle 3: Inclusive and healthy community 
  • Principle 4: Maximise and diversify our green and natural spaces 
  • Principle 5: We are proactive in meeting challenges and innovate using evidence-based methods
  • Principle 6: Promote and develop our creative potential, celebrating our diverse identities through art and other cultural expression 

How the Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision was made

This is our first Community Vision. It was developed following extensive community engagement that involved feedback from more than 3,000 people from all stages of life, including children right through to older adults, across all Glen Eira suburbs.  

The Community Vision was written by the Deliberative Citizens’ Panel that was made up of a committed group of thirty-two local people who were representative of Glen Eira’s community. They reviewed the data from community engagement and worked together to create our Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision. 

The process for developing the Community Vision was vigorous. The vision statement and principles had to be accepted by a ‘super majority’ of panel members (80% or more) to be included in the report. 

The Vision includes two minority reports that relate to elements that did not receive majority support but were still regarded as important to consider by some panel members. 

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