Council Plan


The plan is a strategic document outlining what the City of Ballarat will do to help achieve Council’s and the community’s vision of Ballarat as a proud city that is bold, vibrant and thriving.

​The plan describes Council’s priorities and outcomes for its four-year term and how these will be resourced. It will also help reinforce Ballarat’s position as the capital of Western Victoria over coming decades. In comparison to previous years, Council Plan 2017-2021 is a streamlined document that will provide a clear, easy to understand and overarching vision, mission and purpose as well as goals, priorities, outcomes, progress measures, and key facts and figures.

The plan has been divided into four goals:

  • Liveability: Improve the quality of life for our community
  • Prosperity: Advance our economic position as the capital of Western Victoria
  • Sustainability: Protect, maintain and enhance our built and natural assets
  • Accountability: Provide strong and decisive leadership, and transparent governance

Download the Council Plan 2017-2021


See how Council is progressing, download the January 2018 Progress Report.

Planning FrameworkTop of document.

Planning Framework

Previous PlansTop of document.

Council is required in each of the intervening financial years to review and make any necessary adjustments to the Council Plan.