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The following publications inform our strategic directions and objectives. These documents are regularly reviewed and updated as required by legislation or in response to changes and community expectations.

Our Holdfast 2050+

The Annual Business Plan

The Annual Business Plan defines our objectives for the year, the activities required to deliver our strategic objectives along with how we will monitor and measure our performance. In addition, it contains a summary of proposed revenue and expenditure required to deliver our program, developed within the context of our Long-Term Financial Plan and Asset Management Plans.

Our Annual Business Plan outlines council’s priorities and program of works for the next 12 months. It allocates funding for key projects and services and shows what you will receive for your rates.

The Annual Report

The Annual report shows how we have progressed towards our key objectives and how we are working towards achieving the Community Vision.

Fees and Charges

Section 188 of the Local Government Act 1999 provides that council may impose fees and charges by resolution.

Council is required to review the fees and charges annually.

The Long Term Financial Plan

Holdfast Bay Tourism Recovery Plan 2023

A strategic plan to guide the recovery and the development of the Holdfast Bay tourism industry for the next three years. The Tourism Recovery Plan aims to restimulate tourism in our region and help businesses and tourism operators recover economically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Action Plan 2018-2023

The Holdfast Bay Youth Action Plan guides the role of council, in particular Council’s Youth and Recreation Officer and HoldUp Youth Committee regarding the provision of youth services and opportunities across our community.

Play Space Action Plan 2019 -2029

The Playspace Action Plan has been developed prioritising investment for play spaces across the city. This plan outlines short, medium and long term actions over the next 10 years.

Gullies Masterplans

Disability Access and Inclusion Plans 2020-2024

The Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is a four-year plan that guides the investment into ensuring equal access and inclusion for all people who live, work and play in the City of Holdfast Bay.

Asset Management Plans

Asset Management Plans are important documents that help us to plan and invest wisely to maintain our assets and infrastructure so we can continue to deliver valuable services for our community now and into the future.

Assets are the foundation stones of the City of Holdfast Bay and include the streets we drive on, the parks and reserves our family play on, the stormwater network we rely on, and the community and sporting facilities we enjoy across Holdfast Bay.

Community Land Management

Council has developed Community Land Management Plans for all of its community land. The purpose of the Management Plans are to outline what the land will be used for, how it will be managed, and what activities will be permitted on the land – assisting Council’s ongoing management of the land.

Council-owned land not listed as Community Land is listed on an exclusion list.

The Open Space and Public Realm Strategy

The Open Space and Public Realm Strategy guides development and management of parks, reserves, recreation facilities and other public spaces until 2030.

Environment Strategy

The Environment Strategy is a ‘living document’ with a long-term vision that sets the direction for Council’s activities and resource allocation – primarily over the next five years – as we strive to protect and enhance the region’s environment for future generations. The plan takes a holistic approach to environmental management and focuses on what we, as a council, can realistically do to enhance the natural environment, and how we can best support the efforts of our stakeholders, partners, and community groups.

Arts & Culture Strategy 2019 -2024

This Strategy and Action Plan provides a framework that guides the coordination, promotion, management, and investment in Arts and Culture across the city for the next five years.

Quality of Life and Business Confidence Reports and Summaries

Events Strategy

The Event Strategy provides a clear framework and direction for the development, management and investment in events in a creative, sustainable and economically responsible way for the next five years.