Our Priorities, Our Future

We are dedicated to providing high-quality services for residents, businesses and visitors now and into the future.

Inflation and rising costs are making it tougher for all councils to operate, including Glen Eira, so we’re taking action to plan responsibly now with future budgets and our shared community priorities in mind.

To do this well, we want to hear your views so that we strike the right balance and prioritise appropriately.

You can have your say by filling out the survey below. We will also be engaging around 40 people as part of a community panel — applications are now closed, but you can find out more about the Community Priorities Panel here.

Closing the loop

Council noted the Our Priorities, Our Future engagement summary report and Community Priorities Panel final report at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 December 2023.

Councillors thanked both the Community Priorities Panel and wider community for having their say and committed to using the findings to inform future planning and decision-making.

Engagement took place over 11 weeks.

Engagement numbers

Survey result snapshot

Our top 5 services chosen by importance were:

The community was asked how Council should reduce costs or raise more funds to pay for services.

1 - Seek funding from sponsorships and partnerships with government and private sector

2 - User of service pays (increase fees and charges for activities such as parking, venue hire, permits)

1 - Postpone building new facilities

2 - Postpone replacing existing facilities

Community Priorities Panel key recommendations

The 35-member Community Priorities Panel reflected Glen Eira’s rich diversity and provided four recommendations regarding services and infrastructure, including for Council to:

Their top 5 recommendations for raising money or making savings:

Community survey

Community survey — now closed

Tell us which Council services are most important to you and let us know how can we best raise money, or cut costs, to pay for the services you value most.

By completing this survey you’ll be joining a community-wide conversation that will make a difference for future plans and budgets.

Through the survey we are asking the whole community what your priorities are. We want to hear from people from all backgrounds, ages and locations. It’s only five short questions plus some information about you.