Community Planning Day 2023

Upwey Community Group - Community Consultation

A community meeting was held on Sunday 19 February 2023 hosted by the Upwey Community Group (UCG). Eighty (80) people attended, with time to connect with Upwey neighbours, to share ideas about the future of Upwey and to learn about UCG. Fifty-six (56) people also completed an online survey. We would like to thank everyone that came on the day or completed our online survey. It felt like there was a great energy in the room and we loved hearing all your ideas about what makes our township great and how we can invest in the future of Upwey.  

Participants were asked ‘what I love about Upwey’ and the priorities for improvements. 

The discussion was based around five themes: 

We took away all the notes from the day and combined them with the survey results to identify what is important to the people of Upwey, as summarised in the infographic below.

Next Steps

Some of the ideas to improve Upwey are community-led projects for the Upwey Community Group to partner with the community to deliver. These ideas will inform development of the UCG 2023-2026 Strategic Plan that will set our priorities for the next three years.

Some of the ideas are advocacy projects, to be worked on in partnership with the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Victorian Government and Federal Government to deliver. This report will be sent to the Shire of Yarra Ranges team to assist with upcoming community engagement and inform future planning. Follow-up meetings on priority project ideas will be scheduled. This report will also be sent to other tiers of Government.

How you can get involved