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Our Plan

Mission

Our mission is to work together to achieve our community goals now and into the future. We understand that we are stronger together and can achieve more when working in collaboration. We will build on our current partnerships and shared values for the betterment of Albury and Wodonga.

Background

In 2017, AlburyCity and Wodonga Council finalised reviews of their Community Strategic Plan and Council Plan respectively.

The reviews involved months of consultation with the community, key stakeholders and relevant state agencies. This helped to see what had changed since the last strategic plans and enabled a look at new priorities for the future.

The final documents were adopted by Councils earlier in 2017. There were a number of consistent messages and themes throughout the two documents, one of which was the community’s desire for the two councils to partner and plan for future growth.

Wodonga 2033 and Albury 2030 were developed by listening to the aspirations of the community.

Regional Priorities

The consultation also revealed regional priorities. This is what residents say are most important to them. These results have helped inform the goals of this combined strategic plan.

Economic development, including investment and jobs growth
Liveability
Infrastructure, including roads, drains and footpaths
Health and health services
Sport and recreation
Education and training
Planning and managing growth
Public transport
Tourism
Sustainability
Natural environment
Water

Outcomes

A Community Strategic Plan has been developed. It provides for a combined strategic direction for the one community by exploring the commonality and alignment of the existing Albury 2030 and Wodonga 2033 Community Strategic Plans.

The opportunity to develop a “one community” model with improved integration, productivity and social and economic development focussed on future growth is seen as something that will continue to benefit both communities.

This collaborative approach will ensure the two councils are well positioned to take advantage of future government funding opportunities to improve infrastructure and growth.

Monitoring & Review

As part of council’s budget process, The Action Plan will be reviewed annually and made available to the community for comment before being finalised.

There will be six-monthly progress reports to council and updates will also be included in the annual reports of both councils. The public can access this information from either council or online.

This site will enable the community to learn more about the partnership agreement as well as providing updates on projects and joint initiatives. The site will also provide a platform for members of the public to present their ideas for even greater collaboration between the two councils.

We are really excited to publish our new Community Strategic Plan. It defines our Two Cities One Community mission and the long-term goals for our Partnership.

Have a say

The Two Cities One Community initiative has identified a number of projects on which our Councils can collaborate.

Do you have any suggestions for how we can work closer together? Maybe some ideas for joint projects?

We want to hear your views and ideas for greater cooperation and collaboration.

We will listen to your suggestions and consider each Council's budget and resource capacity when updating the Action Plan.


The Two Cities One Community Action Plan 2017-2021 has been adopted. This Action Plan details our shared long-term goals.