Community Vision 2041

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the draft Community Vision 2041. Submissions closed at 5pm, Tuesday 8 June 2021.

This is the second Community Vision developed by members of our community. The first was developed in 2017, and back then, Council committed to updating it every four years.

The new Community Vision 2041 reflects current community aspirations and COVID-19 recovery. It includes outcome indicators to ensure we continue to work on collective goals, and recognises Council’s commitment to working with the community, and other key partners, to deliver the future our community envisions.

What is a Community Vision?

A Community Vision is a document that helps shape the future of a municipality, by outlining community aspirations and priorities.

It establishes the long term (20 years) community expectations for the municipality, along with key liveability themes.

The City of Melton’s Community Vision 2041 ensures that our community’s voice and aspirations are at the heart of Council’s work, and while Council has facilitated the development of the Community Vision, it’s technically owned by the community.

Revisions to the Community Vision 2036

The draft Community Vision 2041 includes updates to our previous Community Vision 2036, based on community feedback. The main change is a refresh of the themes, with the addition of ‘our actively engaged people’ now becoming a central theme in its own right.

Community Panel

In early 2021, Council established the City of Melton Community Panel, bringing together 41 randomly selected residents who reflected the diversity of our neighbourhoods, ages and backgrounds of our community. In March 2021, through deliberative engagement, the Community Panel developed a vision statement for the Community Vision, along with its new title.

New title

The new title for the City of Melton’s Community Vision is: The City We Create.

Vision Statement

In 2041, our community is VIBRANT and WELCOMING.

We are ACTIVELY ENGAGED in our community, we VALUE each other and create a sense of BELONGING that celebrates our diverse and evolving City together.

We are PROGRESSIVE in promoting LIVEABILITY and SUSTAINABILITY, we NURTURE our natural environment, and we MANAGE our growth in a way that fosters CONNECTION, INCLUSION and TRUST.

We are a healthy community with abundant quality open spaces and places to support active lifestyles, mental health and wellbeing. We have ACCESS to a state of the art hospital and local health and community services.

We are known as a learning City and for our PIONEERING INNOVATION that delivers abundant local employment opportunities.


The five themes for the City of Melton Community Vision are:

  • Theme 1: Our Socially Connected City
  • Theme 2: Our Thriving Natural Environment
  • Theme 3: Our Well-Built City
  • Theme 4: Our Strong Local Economy
  • Theme 5: Our Actively Engaged People.