Community Planning

In 2023, Surf Coast Shire Council supported Moriac and Winchelsea communities to develop a three year Community Plan for their township/district. Other townships will follow, creating a staggered cycle of community planning across the shire.

What is community planning?

Community planning brings residents together to explore what matters to people locally, identify common values, and form a shared vision for their community. With this as the basis, residents then create a Community Plan that includes a clear list of goals, priorities and actions that community members themselves will act upon.

Community Plans help inform Council’s plans and programs in those places, influenced by the unique values, characteristics and activities taking place in each township and community. 

Completed Community Plans:

  Moriac Community Plan(PDF, 4MB)

  Winchelsea Community Plan(PDF, 8MB)

The next Community Plan is scheduled to take place in Anglesea early in 2025.  

Resources to support community planning


Supporting place-based communities to develop their own unique Community Plans is Action 6 of Council's Community Development Action Plan 2022-24(PDF, 4MB).

For other enquiries contact our Community Health and Development Coordinator, Shannon Fielder or 5261 0600.