Community action plan to strengthen Oakleigh

A new action plan aims to enhance Oakleigh and make it an even better place to live, work and participate in community life.

The City of Monash is preparing to implement their community action plan for Oakleigh’s main activity area and is urging local residents to get involved.

The Oakleigh Community Action Plan will launch on Monday, February 29 with Mayor Stefanie Perri in attendance.

Senior Place Manager for the Oakleigh Strengthening Project Colin Bostock said the plan was created after extensive engagement with local traders, businesses and other interested organisations, including schools, churches and sporting clubs.

“The launch will be an opportunity for discussion and for those members of the community who wish to be involved in helping deliver the plan to register their interest.”

Participation can range from staying informed about the plan’s progress and providing feedback, to being actively involved in the broader rollout of the plan.

The Oakleigh Community Action Plan focuses on five themes: communication and learning, community wellbeing, the built and natural environment, community safety and recreation and leisure.

The aim of the plan is to enhance Oakleigh to be an even better place to live, work and participate in community life.

“The plan is a living document and will change as we seek to deliver some of the key actions,” said Mr Bostock.

Key action points include improving traffic management in the area, continuing to transform and beautify neglected areas of Oakleigh and its surrounds and celebrating the area’s diversity on a regular basis.

The Oakleigh Community Action Plan launch will be held at the Monash Seminar and Training Centre (1a Atherton Road, Oakleigh) on Monday, February 29 from 6.30pm – 8pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

To attend, RSVP by phoning 9518 3555 or emailing  customerservice@monash.vic.gov.au

To find out more about the plan or to get involved visit Oakleigh Community Action Plan.