Imagine Whitehorse in 20 years’ time
What do you hope our community will be like?
What do we need to prioritise to get there?
There is still time to have your say to help shape the Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision.
We’ve had a great response so far, but we want to hear from more of you. Whether you live in Whitehorse, own a business, work or study here, or just visit regularly for recreation, we invite you to help Shape Our Future!
Tell us your ideas in person!
Drop in for a chat at one of our pop-up sessions:
26 October to 11 December 2020
There are two ways to take part as we continue our broad community consultation:
- Take the survey (link on the right)
- Express your Interest (EOI) to be part of our Community Panel (link on the right)
The survey and EOI close 11 December 2020.
Whitehorse 2040 Vision Community Panel
We are looking for a diverse group of up to 50 people to become part of the panel.
Panel members will be a mix of everyday people who live or run a business in Whitehorse. We need people of different ages, backgrounds, skills and experiences. Simply living or operating a business in Whitehorse, and the desire to be genuinely involved, is all the experience and knowledge you need!
You must be available to attend four sessions in February and March 2021 and will be compensated $300 for your time and effort.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the development of the first ever community vision for Whitehorse.
Learn more about the panel and express your interest here: https://www.chatterboxprojects.com.au/whitehorse-2040
Learn More about the Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision - Watch the Info Session below!
Frequently Asked Questions
This year, COVID-19 has forced us to change the way we work and live, leading many to think about ways we want our community to be different in the future, and to consider what is most important to us.
What is a Community Vision?
A community vision sets out the long-term aspirations of the community. The Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision will be driven, developed and owned by the Whitehorse community, with Council as the facilitator of the development process. Together we will explore how and what we want the City of Whitehorse to be like in 20 years’ time, as well as deciding on key priorities that will get us there.
Why create a Community Vision?
A community vision is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2020 and provides a great opportunity to engage broadly and deeply with the community. The Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision will create better connections between Council and the community, providing a shared vision to work towards.
How will the Community Vision be developed?
There are two main stages of community engagement.
From June to September we reached out to everyone who lives, works and plays in Whitehorse through surveys, online workshops and conversations.
After a break for the Council election caretaker period, we are back this October until 11 December with online surveys and more community conversations.
We are also currently seeking expressions of interest to be part of a community panel. From these submissions, independent consultant Chatterbox Projects will select 30-50 panel members who represent the broad makeup of the Whitehorse community. No prior experience or skills are required.
These community members will meet over three days in February to review all the findings from the first stage of engagement and develop the new Community Vision 2040.
What will the Community Vision be used for?
The community vision is a document produced by the community and owned by the community. Once developed, Whitehorse City Council will use the vision to guide strategic planning and decision making, in particular, the four year Council Plan. A community vision can also be used to engage other organisations and sectors in the community to contribute, such as not-for-profits, service organisations and local businesses, so everyone can work towards the same community vision.
How can I participate?
We want to know what you want the Whitehorse community to look, feel and be like in 2040.
Start by completing the survey, express your interest to be part of the community panel and keep visiting this page for other ways to take part!