Our vision "Engaging with our diverse community to achieve an inclusive, vibrant and sustainable future" is our driving force as a local government.
The City of Melville’s purpose is set out in the Local Government Act 1995 (Section 1.3 (3) Role of the Local Government):
“In carrying out its functions, a local government is to use its best endeavours to meet the needs of current and future generations [in its district] through an integration of environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity."
Extensive community consultation was completed in 2016, 2018 and updated again in 2020 to create our Strategic Community Plan 2020-203. From this feedback six community aspirations have been identified and have become the key organisational outcomes we work towards.
- Clean and Green
- Growth and Prosperity
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Safe and Secure
- Sense of Community
- Sustainable and Connected Transport
To provide good governance and quality services for the City of Melville community.
Our shift to an outcome focused organisation, has seen the creation of community outcome reporting, which provides the organisation with oversight of what is happening in the community. This also allows us to be more agile and responsive to ever-changing community trends and needs.
The dashboards, which can be viewed below, list the goals we are working toward and include relevant data from a variety of sources, highlight the role of the City and the products and services we deliver to help achieve each outcome.
Our products and services are regularly reviewed against public benefit testing and changing community requirements. The initiatives listed under each goal are what we are working on and help make up our annual organisational plan.
It’s important to note that a positive increase in one outcome can negatively impact another, so our challenge as a local government is to carefully balance these conflicting goals to maintain and enhance community wellbeing, now and for future generations.
These dashboards are used for internal decision making and project prioritisation and evolve over time as new data becomes available, which in turn influences the role we play, and the products and services we provide.