Safe, healthy and inclusive

A strong and safe community that brings people together and enhances health and wellbeing.

Commitment Performance measure Progress update as at 31 March 2019 Status
We will develop a Youth Strategy which addresses the needs outlined in the Glen Eira Student Resilience Survey 2017 Report. Strategy developed and endorsed by Council. Draft Youth Strategy placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. On track
We will support crime prevention in the municipality through the delivery of key activities under our Community Safety Plan 2018–2022 and Community Safety Committee. Implement and evaluate a pilot program of at least four neighbourhood and street activities which will build connections. Six community activities have been delivered in different parts of the municipality. An evaluation and recommendations for future activity is currently being prepared. Completed
  Partner with Victoria Police and key stakeholders to conduct quarterly community safety engagement activities. Four activities have been delivered in partnership with police to date with two more scheduled before end of financial year. On track
We will continue to implement all-abilities access in Council managed community facilities, aligned with Council’s Disability Action Plan 2017–2021. Implement upgrades in a number of Council facilities, including: Caulfield Park Pavilion; Caulfield Recreation Centre; Glen Huntly Park Pavilion; and Council depot buildings to ensure all-abilities access. To improve the access for all-abilities to our Council buildings we have started implementing the necessary work as indicated in our action plan. The specified work has been reviewed with some sites being re-assessed and completed as identified in the audit. Completed sites to date include our high priority pavilion sites including Koornang Park Pavilion, Murrumbeena Park Pavilion, McKinnon Reserve Pavilion, EE Gunn Reserve Pavilion, DC Bricker Pavilion and East Caulfield Reserve Pavilion. On track
We will provide and continue to maintain an online collaboration tool for small business. Minimum of 50 per cent of small business owners who attend Council's Connection Economy events register for the online platform. 50 per cent of small business owners who attended Council's Connection Economy events are registered for the online platform. Completed
We will invest in increased compliance activity around building sites in order to improve safety and amenity during major construction works. Decrease in the number of complaints received. Complaints have remained consistent with the first quarter; the need to issue notices have reduced indicating compliance levels have improved. On track
We will develop a Family Violence Action Plan 2018–19. Conduct a campaign to raise awareness of Council's actions. A minimum of 90 per cent of 2018–19 actions are delivered. Family Violence action plan for 2018-19 endorsed by Council on 24 July 2018. Delivery of action items is in progress. On track
We will review our Community Grants Program to ensure it is aligned to the achievement of the Glen Eira Council and Community Plan 2017–2021 outcomes. A new look Community Grants Program is launched by March 2019. New look community grants program has commenced. Complete
We will enhance volunteering opportunities within Council to increase community participation. Development of a framework for volunteering within Council. Draft strategy complete and scheduled for Council meeting in May. On track
We will complete an 'innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan and implement key activities associated with the Plan. A minimum of 90 per cent of 2018–19 actions implemented. Reconciliation Action Plan endorsed by Council on 16 October 2018. Plan was publicly launched on 10 December 2018. Implementation is in progress. On track
We will deliver a community garden at Moorleigh Village. Community garden established by June 2019 Garden is in situ and will be opened officially in May 2019. On track
We will consult the community on the design for a Community Shed at Moorleigh Village. Concept designs completed and project 'shovel ready' by June 2019. Community has been consulted on sketch plans for a new community shed. Revised plans will commence shortly. Preliminary works on power to site has commenced. Slightly delayed
We will consult with the community on plans for improvements to Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub. Community consultation and design completed for improvements to Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub. Concept designs completed and will be presented to Council for consideration in April 2019. On track