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Vision

Our vision for Yarra Ranges

The best place in the world

Whether you live here or visit, you will see how much we value our natural beauty, how connected our communities are, and how balanced growth makes this the best place in the world.

Read the full vision statement

What we’re doing

Community values

We asked you to tell us what you love about Yarra Ranges. Find out what we’re doing to support what you said

Connected and healthy communities

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Protected and enhanced natural environment

Coronation Park trail upgrade
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Quality infrastructure and liveable places

Coldstream Pavilion Upgrade
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Vibrant economy, agriculture and tourism

Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail upgrade
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What’s the plan?

Find out more about why we’ve chosen the projects we’re working on and what the community values

Council Plan 2017 – 2021

Yarra Ranges councillors have used the vision statement, along with the values shared by our community, to develop a new Council Plan for the municipality.

  • 2017 – 21 Council Plan – sets out the strategic direction for our Council for the next four years, taking into account current and future community needs

  • Strategic objectives – our objectives are all underpinned by the final objective of a High Performing Organisation.

The 2017-21 Council Plan also identifies priority projects and actions to help us achieve the vision and objectives.

Get all the details in the Council Budget and Plan documents.

Our objectives

In 2016 we ran the Big Picture consultation to find out what our community loves about Yarra Ranges. Find out what the community said:

What you said

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The community values families, friends and neighbours, their close knit communities and the support freely given to each other in towns. They value:

  • the way they help each other in times of need and how they work together to make our communities safe and friendly places to settle into, raise our families, care for and engage with our older residents
  • our active spaces and healthy lifestyle and how it sustains them in both mind and body
  • their vibrant culture and their opportunities for creative expression
  • that no one ever needs to feel isolated or unable to be part of the diverse and inclusive community

Learn more about the projects we’re working on to support our community values.

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What you said

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The community values their close connection to place. They value:

  • the spiritual connection, especially the traditional custodians of the land and place in Yarra Ranges
  • respecting traditional places, learning about them and preserving them for future generations
  • our “best of both worlds” location where they can access nearby services whilst living in a peaceful and natural environment.

Learn more about the projects we’re working on to support our community values.

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What you said

Protected and enhanced natural environment

The community values fresh air, clean rivers and streams, valley views and mountain vistas. They value:

  • the diverse and unique natural environment they live in
  • the many native plants and animals that inhabit the natural environment
  • the opportunities they have to ‘go bush’ in their backyard
  • our close connection to place
  • the spiritual connection the traditional custodians of the land have to place in Yarra Ranges
  • the role in respecting traditional places, learning about them and preserving them for future generations.

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What you said

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The community values the many wonderful attractions, as they live somewhere special that others come to visit and enjoy. They value:

  • our highly productive communities
  • our internationally recognised high quality produce
  • the opportunities to buy local and support local businesses.

Learn more about the projects we’re working on to support our community values.

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