What is the Casey Next project?

The Casey Next project is a process to update the Council Vision and inform the next four-year Council Plan.

In 2002 the City of Casey undertook an extensive engagement process to create a Vision for the City of Casey. Since then Council has been consistently working to implement this Vision through four-year Council Plans.

Council elections are taking place in October 2016, and the next four-year Council Plan 2018-2022 will need to be developed. To ensure that this new Plan reflects the needs, expectations and ambitions of the Casey community existing and new, Council is undertaking the Casey Next project to update the Council Vision.

There will be a wide range of opportunities for the community to give their ideas, aspirations and priorities for the future of Casey both online and face-to-face. The feedback from the community will be presented to the new Councillors in November and the Council Vision updated accordingly.


Why is the City of Casey consulting the community?

The City of Casey is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, this means the community is always evolving. To ensure that the Council continue to deliver in line with the needs, aspirations and priorities of their community, they need to continually reach out and consult with community members and stakeholders. The City of Casey is committed to community engagement to ensure what we do is focussed on the best customer outcome available.  Council has recently prepared a Community Engagement Policy which will embed customer engagement in what we do.  Casey Next is being delivered as a pilot to test the principles included with the Community Engagement Policy which will be adopted by Council in due course.

How will my feedback inform the next Council Plan?

It is becoming more and more important for Council’s to have a long term strategic plan for its community.  This is to be used to guide long term resource planning and the priorities of every four year Council term through the Council Plan.  Every Council is required under the Local Government Act 1989 to develop a four-year Council Plan that sets key directions, strategies for achieving these directions and indicators for monitoring, for a four-year period.

The Council Plan outlines the way the City of Casey will work towards achieving Council’s Vision for the future during the period 2018-2022. Your feedback through Casey Next will refresh the Council Vision and therefore directly influence the next Council Plan.

Council is committed being open and transparent with its community so a summary of the community’s feedback in Casey Next will be publically available.

Every Council is required under the Local Government Act 1989 to develop a four-year Council Plan that sets key directions, strategies for achieving these directions and indicators for monitoring, for a four-year period.

The Council Plan outlines the way the City of Casey will work towards achieving Council’s Vision for the future during the period 2018-2022. Your feedback through Casey Next will refresh the Council Vision and therefore directly influence the next Council Plan.

Council is committed to being open and transparent with its community so a summary of the community’s feedback in Casey Next will be publically available.


What is the timeline of the project?

Casey Next was launched on 28 July 2016 and will be open for comment until the 16September 2016. The feedback from the community will be presented to the new Councillors and made publically available in November.

How can I or my group get involved?

There are a number of ways you can get involved. Visit the web page to answer questions and find out more about the themes within the Vision and the services provided by Council at www.caseyconversations.com.au/caseynext. You can also pick up a postcard with questions on it from City of Casey Customer Service Centres.

There will be a number of pop-up events held throughout the six weeks. For a list of times and dates that you can come and talk to us see www.caseyconversations.com.au/caseynext. Those that complete the service priority survey can go in the running to win some prizes.


How can I obtain information in other formats or languages?

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 or visit www.relayservice.com.au

How do I keep informed about service planning in the future?

Council is committed to engaging with the community and wants to keep the conversations going.  This is not a one off opportunity and we want to know if you are interested in being part of future consultation opportunities. Please let us know by ticking the box that says ‘take part in future consultations’ at the end of the survey. Be sure to keep up to date with caseyconversations.com.au for further community engagement opportunities.

What are the competition terms and conditions?

1.  This competition is open to people living in the City of Casey (excludes Council staff and Councillors).

2.  Competition closes Friday 16 September 2016 at 5.00 pm. No late entries accepted.

3.  Prizes you can win include Explore Casey experience packs, such as family passes to visit Myuna Farm, enjoy High Tea at the Old Cheese Factory or a visit to the Shed Skatepark and lots more.

4.  To be eligible to win, entrants must complete the what’s important to you survey by the 5.00 pm Friday 16 September 2016.

5.  Winners will be selected at random.

6.  The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

7.  Prize winners will be notified via the email address provided when registering to participate in the Casey conversations community feedback page.


Prizes include:

  • $500 bicycle package
  • $200 voucher to kit yourself out with some active wear or sports equipment
  • A Fitbit to track your adventures around Casey
  • Three month Family membership and $100 merchandise voucher at the Casey ARC or Casey RACE
  • High Tea for Two at Homestead Cafe at the Old Chesse Factory
  • Free entry and $200 merchandise voucher at The Shed Skate Park
  • Family pass, Train Ride, Pony Ride (kids only) and $40 voucher at the Farm Gate Cafe at Myuna Farm
  • $20 Coffee Cart voucher at Wilson Botanic Park