Annual Report Highlights, 2020-2021

The Annual Report reviews the Council’s strategic, operational and financial performance each financial year, providing feedback to our community.

The Annual Report 2020–2021 reviews our strategic, operational and financial performance for the financial year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. It is an important document that tells our community how we performed and whether we did what we promised.

The report compares our highlights and achievements with our strategic objectives and the goals set out in our Council Plan 2017–2021. It also meets legislative and compliance reporting requirements.

Below you can find a selection of brief, summarised excerpts from the full-length report.

Annual Report highlights

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Every year we provide funds and assistance to not‐for‐profit groups and organisations through the Community Grants Program.
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The results of our 2021 community survey highlight the top issues for Darebin, as well as our top-performing areas, our top areas for improvement, and more.
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Darebin City Council recognises its responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees, Councillors, contractors, suppliers and visitors.

Council plan - Emily Weaving
Darebin’s Council Plan 2017–2021 focused on a direction to address the critical challenges affecting our community. These included climate change, unprecedented population growth, growing inequality, new technology and reduced funding.
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We ensure the community's needs are met now and in the future, as an efficient and productive organisation, giving good service and value for money.

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The Report of Operations outlines our 2020–2021 performance against the major initiatives in Council’s 2020–2021 Budget. It also reports on the Darebin Council Plan 2017–2021 goals and its 16 Big Actions.
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Darebin Council is committed to open and transparent governance in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act).

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The Planning Committee is a Delegated Committee appointed pursuant to section 63 of the Local Government Act 2020 to assist Council in statutory and strategic urban planning matters.