What is a Strategic Community Plan?

Strategic Community Plans set out Council’s plan to guide the future of Belmont, prepared in collaboration with our community. It is a plan for action on how we will deliver our shared vision for the future.

The Strategic Community Plan sets the long-term direction and focus for Council’s planning, budget and resource allocation process. It also describes how Council priorities and strategies will be managed, and the services, programs and projects to be delivered.

The City of Belmont spoke to the community extensively to understand their priorities, needs and aspirations. Its clear that the community is passionate about Belmont and wants to build on the strengths of our community to create a liveable, productive and sustainable future.

The Strategic Community Plan was approved by Council at the April 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

Download the Strategic Community Plan 2020-2024

Corporate Business Plan

The Corporate Business Plan is an important part of the City's Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) Framework and guides the implementation of the Strategic Community Plan. The Corporate Business Plan translates the aspirations and strategies of the Strategic Community Plan into operational priorities and indicates how they will be resourced over a four year period, and articulates how the Strategic Community Plan will be delivered through services, capital works, projects and activities.

Download the Corporate Business Plan 2020-2024

2024 Review Working Group

We’re looking for local residents, workers, and businesspeople who are interested in shaping the future of the City of Belmont, as part of the review of our Strategic Community Plan 2020 to 2040.

We’re putting together a working group to help us understand our community’s priorities and values. No experience is needed and every voice counts towards creating a lasting impact on the City.

The working group will create and review the Strategic Community Plan, which influences the City of Bemont’s operational direction. The workshops will include discussion surrounding new ideas, new solutions and reviewed priorities.

Workshops will be held in the Function Room at the City of Belmont Civic Centre on:

  • Monday, 12 February, 6pm to 8pm, and
  • Thursday, 15 February, 9am to 11am
Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are only required to attend one session.

Sign up to the workshop via Eventbrite.

2019 Consultation

Life Cycle

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Workshop 1

     17 October 2019.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Workshop 2

    24 October 2019.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Workshop 3

    26 October 2019.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Consultation Closes

    31 October 2019.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Draft Plan Developed and Open for Review

    18 March 2020.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Plan presented to Council

    April 2020.

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Plan approved by Council

    April 2020 Council Meeting

Goal 1: Liveable Belmont

We are vibrant, desirable and liveable. The City of Belmont will be vibrant with exciting entertainment and dining experiences. The City and residents will provide strong support for community and sporting groups. There is a strong focus on improving footpaths and streetscapes. The City is considered a great place to live

Goal 2: Connected Belmont

We can get to where we want to go Our residents are connected socially and through physical infrastructure. Our City is safe and clean. Our neighbourhoods are walkable, rideable and well served by public transport. We have good traffic flow and are leaders in transportation. There is a sense of opportunity for everyone and an acceptance of all abilities. City residents are empowered.

Goal 3: Natural Belmont

We care for and enjoy our natural environment The City of Belmont feels peaceful, clean, green and healthy. Our streets are lined with trees. Our residents and businesses are environmentally aware. There is a connection with the river and natural areas. Sustainability is important to us. The City of Belmont will be known for its strong connection to the environment especially the river and trees. The verges will be green and dominated by natives. Parks will continue to be well maintained and their natural appeal enhanced. Sustainable development and expectations of sustainable practices of businesses are a part of the social fabric.

Goal 4: Creative Belmont

We are innovative, creative and progressive The City of Belmont’s diversity will be reflected in our residents as well as those working here. We will be seen as an inspiring, resilient and dynamic City. We will attract development with an atmosphere for change. The City will have an inspiring technology hub where discoveries are made.

Goal 5: Responsible Belmont

We are inclusive and engaging The City of Belmont advocates for the needs of the community by being responsive and consultative. The availability of the best community services and infrastructure will be facilitated. Heritage will be protected. The City will continue to be recognised for its location with convenient access to the river and progressive education establishments.

Quick Poll

Encouraging small neighbourhood shops and improving local centres can improve our business and employment opportunities. Which area is in most need of new local shops?

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Total Votes: 74

Quick Poll

Belmont in 2040 will be a City that is Innovative, Responsible, Natural, Liveable, Connected and Multicultural. Which of these areas is most important to you in terms of how you see the future of Belmont?

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Total Votes: 44

Quick Poll

Events are an important part of Belmont life. Which of the following type of events would you most like to see supported in Belmont?

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Total Votes: 87

Quick Poll

You told us that a multipurpose space would help build on and improve our community. What do you see as the most important feature of a multipurpose space?

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Total Votes: 49

Quick Poll

Encouraging small neighbourhood shops and improving local centres can improve our business and employment opportunities. Which local centre do you think is the top priority for improvement?

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Total Votes: 217

Quick Poll

Upgrading the street appeal of shops is a good way to build on and improve where we live. Which is the best way to improve local business street appeal?

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Total Votes: 39

Quick Poll

Security is seen by many as an important factor to improve where we live. Based on the feedback we received, what do you think is the key priority to help you feel safe and secure?

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Total Votes: 24

Quick Poll

You told us that making it safer to walk, ride and get public transport is important to you. What is the key priority to make you feel safe while walking, riding or catching public transport?

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Total Votes: 22