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What's missing from Council's Long-term Vision?

about 3 years ago

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  • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    To determine whether the services are cost effective and vital/what tools are used to evaluate these services/and what frequency. How do you obtain cus
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    • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
      Correction /how do you obtain customers feed
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      • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
        Customers feed back. Excuse my typos.
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        • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
          Hi Max, Council is currently delivering the third year of its Effectiveness and Efficiency Plan which has implemented over 20 improvement projects to improve Council’s services. Council’s recent People's Panel has made recommendations about undertaking targeted review of Council’s services and an action identified in the draft 2017/18 Annual Action Plan will develop a formal approach to undertaking service reviews and the frequency of these reviews. Consistent with the People's Panel recommendations, this will include consultation with the community to ensure services are meeting the communities needs and expectations.
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  • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    Take Family Violence seriously /Educate our future generations.
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    • CAS about 3 years ago
      Absolutely agree with you Max. There are a few women I have come across ( while volunteering as a playgroup co-ordinator/ friends) who are afraid to report these incidents because it will bring dishonor to their families. I appreciate the initiative taken by the maternity health nurses to question the safety and well-being of the mothers when they go for periodic check ups with their babies.
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      • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
        Have funds already allocated to address family violence? In what format will the education sessions be presented whilst this is a very confronting and sensitive topic.
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        • Georgia@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
          I agree with your statement, Max! However, I do feel as though it could be more of an issue surrounding the State Government? Not too sure on this one but I've seen the damage that Family Violence causes first hand. We could be proactive in creating a change and lobby the State government for more funding - we can also help to make the change!
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          • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
            I understand where you are coming from, _but I believe that more should be done at council level with advocacy to the State government. You may or may not agree with me, Domestic violence and gambling are connected. We should all be proactive and tackle the problems /issues at its roots. Thanks.
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            • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
              I observe that passing the buck, too often results in the problem not being addressed. Also the Government of the day can affect the outcome. How do we address this issue?
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      • Toni Bramley about 3 years ago
        The maternity health nurse asked me about family violence in front of my husband just to tick the box. Not something that affects me but the question seemed rather pointless unless asked in private to the new mum.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
      Thanks Max, Cas, Georgia and Toni for raising and discussing this important issue. There are many agencies in the region working hard to educate and support the community, as well as put prevention measures in place. Council provides support to this issue through funding these agencies who are the best at what they do. Council provides funding to the following services through the Community Service Contributions (CSC) Program. It is a 3 year funding program from 2015-2018. • Salvation Army Doveton Community Support Services – emergency relief services including emergency relief assistance, material aid, financial counselling, advocacy, referrals to external services and case management. • Salvation Army Cranbourne Community Support Services - emergency relief services for people in personal or financial crisis including emergency relief assistance, material aid, food parcels, referrals and support. • Angel Light Link – individual counselling and support for young women and their families, early intervention support and recovery groups. • Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service – Safer Families Project - a collaborative legal service offering legal advice, community legal education, outreach and workshops with a focus on early intervention and prevention of family violence by working alongside disadvantaged families. • Peninsula Community Legal Centre - Free and accessible legal services including legal advice, casework services, representation services and community legal education including Family Violence Duty Lawyer at Frankston Magistrates Court and Family Law Duty Lawyer at Federal Circuit Court Dandenong. • Windermere Child and Family Services - responsive counselling for children, adolescents and adults affected by family violence and sexual assault including phone support, assessment sessions, intervention sessions, counselling and group work sessions. • Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre - low cost, affordable counselling for adults and free counselling for young people under the age of 18 who are not working full time. • Endeavour Ministries – emergency relief services including material and financial assistance, counselling, financial advice, personal development. • Casey North Community Information & Support Service – “Keeping It Together” workshops aimed at prevention of family breakdown and family violence. Council also funds on an annual basis the Casey North Community Information & Support Service and the Cranbourne Information and Support Service. CISS services include: • community information • support programs (e.g. emergency relief) • social work and case management • crisis counselling • financial counselling • Council also supports the CISSs in their advocacy work and in submissions for additional funding.
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      • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
        Sorry it hasn't displayed very well, this website doesn't like paragraphs or dot points!
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  • Anne@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    Business: If we could create more employment opportunities here for people to work then they wouldn't have to sit on the freeway for hours of their life. And it would generate revenue for our local economy. We have a diversity of employment opportunities here. We have market gardens that produce some of the best produce in the country, our celery growers are so good at what they do that bus loads of European growers visit their farm as they are at the leading edge of innovation in the industry. We have some of the leading racehorse trainers in Victoria and one of the best training tracks in the southern hemisphere that generates jobs and revenue for the local community. We have thriving dog community in regard to racing and conformation dog shows, including being the home of the only purpose built indoor dog only exhibition venue in the country, as well as manufacturing and retail. In all over 20,000+ according to the long term vision. Could we ...through our council ....capitalize on this and do more to promote our own local businesses to our own people so that people can support local, shop local, work local and the benefits will flow through to everyone
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
      Thanks for your comments Anne, you sound just as passionate about Casey as we are! Local employment opportunities are an important and relevant concern when it comes to reducing congestion and improving our ability to thrive locally. Our Economic Development Department focuses on broadening the current mix of economic opportunities to encourage innovation, attract investment and increase local employment. We agree that there is a vast potential in harnessing our traditional economic strengths. These commercial industries combined with modern and adaptive land use will allow for a thriving local economy where residents will be able to shop local, work local and support their local economy. We are working towards making Casey the most livable city in Australia! In fact, one of our strategic objectives for the next four years is to achieve ‘A thriving economy with local jobs, investment, and new industries’. We’ve passed your comments on to the Council officers responsible for reviewing our draft corporate planning documents. They will consider them along with all of the other feedback that we’ve collected from the community. These documents will be available for comment from mid-May, so check back then.
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  • Anne@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    more detail on how the long term vision will be achieved. Its a lovely glossy outline but it doesn't have much detail or definition.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
      Thanks for your comment Anne, the long-term Vision sets out our overall priorities and goals for the future of Casey. It is a high-level, overarching document that guides all of our other planning. Guided by this and with input from the community, we develop the Council Plan, which sets out the priorities for the next four years. Going into further detail, we then create Annual Action Plans and Budgets for each of the four years. We suggest that you view the draft Council Plan 2017-21, that will be available for comment in mid-May. Check back here then to have your say.
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  • Chellemhalstead about 3 years ago
    Please consider adding the town of Tooradin to your budget. The coastal villages are the only part of the city where land meets water. There is great potential in promoting the city via an Eco-Tourism and Interactive Centre that would include education on the environment. Such a facility would offer local employment as well as increase employment through tourism and education. Tooradin also needs streetscaping and landscaping to promote pride and appeal to visitors. More promotion of this gem is needed within the City of Casey.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
      Thanks for submitting your ideas to improve and promote Tooradin! We agree, it is a lovely seaside village and an important part of the Casey community and identity. In August last year, we set up a stall at the much loved Tooradin Foreshore Market so that we could talk to residents about their priorities for Tooradin and City of Casey over the next four years. Feedback that we received has been used to draft the Council Plan 2017-21 and refresh our long-term Vision that is aiming to make City of Casey the most liveable city in Australia! We’ve sent your idea to the Council officers who are responsible for reviewing these goal-setting documents. The final draft documents will be on display for public comment in mid-May, so visit back then to have your say.
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  • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
    Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts, ideas and questions about Council's Long-term Vision! These have all been provided to the Council Officers responsible for finalising the draft corporate planning documents. Both the Vision and Draft Council Plan will be available again for comment in Mid-May, so check back then. In the meantime, we'll work on responding to each of your comments or questions.
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  • Toni Bramley about 3 years ago
    Endeavour hills improvements Our suburb desperately needs an off leash area for dogs. In fact there is only 2 in the entire council and one is closed for renovation. Endeavour hills doesn't have a restaurant strip so zero atmosphere only takeaway. The back of the shopping centre carpark could be made into permanent restaurants or a regular food truck space. What is the purpose of the 12 flagpoles at the lights into the shopping centre when they have never had a flag on them?
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  • JonnyL1 about 3 years ago
    1-Just recently moved from Keysborough (City of Grater Dandenong), and I can clearly see the contrast in day-to-day grounds maintenance/ neat and tidy nature of roads etc. I could see Dandenong council workers mowing the common lawns, de-weeding etc at least fortnightly, and as such the roadside and common areas looked nice, neat and tidy. This is why Keysborough house prices are going off the scales. I think City of Casey should adopt some strategies from Dandenong council. 2- I think Casey council covers a massive area and the region is getting bigger. Perhaps it's time to divide the area into 2 and run 2 separate councils to improve efficiency. 3- Lyndhurst and Lynbrook have the same post code 3975 and this is an abosolute pain. Any change in the horizon?
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  • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    How often is the Council subjected to an Accreditation exercise?
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 3 years ago
      Hi Max, thanks for your question, we will follow up and get back to you soon.
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  • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    How o
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  • Max@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    Gambling is a major problem /resulting in family violence /socioeconomic issues /homelessness. Maybe we should take a step back and be proactive.
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  • andrew@peoplespanel about 3 years ago
    it would be an idea to invest in solar power for all new buildings and even go further and have a solar farm to provide for government buildings to make them self sufficient ,we can now have battery's to store the power to be used in better ways
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