Reporting on our progress

Published on 31 August 2023


Council has made positive progress towards implementing Council Plan priority actions scheduled for the 2022/23 financial year.

At its August meeting, Council noted the progress made towards the delivery of priority actions identified in the Council Plan 2021-2025 (2022/23 Update).

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Rob Steane OAM, was pleased with Council’s progress.

“Council has made excellent progress during the past 12 months towards implementing a broad range of Council Plan priority actions for the year,” Cr Steane said.

“As these priority actions continue to progress, they will benefit a range of people throughout our community, as part of the 120-plus services provided by Council.”

The Council Plan 2021-2025 is Council’s key medium-term strategic document that sets directions and priority actions to work towards the long-term community vision outlined in Maroondah 2040: Our future together. It plays a vital role in shaping Maroondah’s future over a four-year period and forms the basis for Council to make decisions regarding resources and priorities in response to community needs and aspirations.

The end of financial year report revealed that 29 priority actions scheduled were currently underway, four had been transitioned to core service delivery and three had been completed. The majority of priority actions are multi-year initiatives that will continue into future financial years.

Priority actions currently underway include:

  • Implementing a range of action plans and strategies. These include the:
    • Waste, Litter and Resource Recovery Strategy
    • Arts and Cultural Development Strategy
    • Sustainability Strategy, and
    • Maroondah Liveability, Wellbeing and Resilience Strategy  
  • Reviewing Council’s Physical Activity Strategy and developing a Stadium Sports Strategy.
  • Staged redevelopment works at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood East.
  • Implementing road improvement works in partnership with the Victorian Government.
  • Working in partnership with the Victorian Government to support the removal of level crossings at Bedford Road in Ringwood, Dublin Road in Ringwood East and Coolstore Road in Croydon, and the construction of new stations at Ringwood East and Croydon.
  • The staged redevelopment of the Croydon Community Wellbeing Precinct.
  • Ongoing advocacy to other levels of government on behalf of the Maroondah community.

Priority actions completed include the design and construction of the Maroondah Edge indoor cricket training centre at Jubilee Park and the Parkwood Dog Park in Ringwood North. Infrastructure upgrades were also completed at sporting pavilions at Cheong Park, Ainslie Park, Dorset Recreation Reserve, and JW Manson Reserve.

The Council Plan is implemented through service delivery activities and initiatives across Council. Outcomes are measured and reported on regularly. Achievements will also be reported in the Maroondah City Council Annual Report 2022/23, which will be available on Council’s website in the coming months.