Community invited to be part of Asset Plan Community Working Group

Are you interested in sharing your views about how Brimbank’s public assets like parks and open spaces, community buildings, and roads should be maintained now and into the future?

Council is seeking 80 community members to be involved in an Asset Plan Community Working Group that will help Council to develop its first-ever 10 Year Asset Plan.

The Asset Plan will focus on three groups of existing public assets:

  • Parks, playgrounds, and sports grounds,
  • Community buildings and facilities, and
  • Roads, footpaths and shared paths.

Council manages over $2.5 billion of assets already in service.

The question is what more could be done to make Brimbank’s great public assets even better? And this is where the Asset Plan Community Working Group will help.

The Asset Plan Community Working Group will attend three workshops from late November to early December, to provide input and feedback to Council on how it would like to see the City’s assets managed.

Discussions will focus on topics like:

  • What should Council do more of?
  • What should Council do less of?
  • What are the trade-offs?

The feedback received will help Council check to see if its maintenance programs need adjustment, and will help shape the development of the 10 Year Asset Plan.

Community members interested in being part of the Asset Plan Community Working Group are required to express their interest by completing an Expression of Interest form on by 18 November 2021.

Participants who attend the three workshops will receive a $100 gift card to support any out-of-pocket expenses and to acknowledge their commitment.

After being developed, the draft 10 Year Asset Plan will be presented to Council before being released for broader public comment.

Quotes to be attributed to Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic:

“We are developing a 10 Year Asset Plan to help ensure existing public assets are kept clean, safe, and attractive, now and into the future – this is part of our commitment to creating better spaces and maintaining them too.

“We want to continue to provide great public spaces for our community to enjoy and be proud of.

“Brimbank is a large municipality with lots of public assets so we want to focus on what’s most important to you.

“We’re looking for community views and ideas to give us more insight into how our community would like to see Brimbank’s parks and open spaces, its community buildings, roads, footpaths and shared paths managed and maintained.

“I encourage community members to put in an expression of interest if they’re interested in being part of the Asset Plan Community Working Group that will provide feedback on these topics.”

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