Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

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  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  •  After Hours: 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After Hours 1300 858 824
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Strategic Plan

The Dorset Council Strategic Plan 2023 - 2032 was adopted by Council on 26 June 2023. An annual review of the Plan was undertaken by Council during May / June 2024, with a progress report presented to Council at the 24 June 2024 Council Meeting, along with a revised version of the Strategic Plan.

The Dorset Council Strategic Plan simply and easily defines what Council will be doing over the 2023 - 2032 term and why these initiatives are important to the municipality. The Strategic Plan centres on four key pillars - improving the liveability of the community, stimulating economic growth, improving service delivery and reducing Council's environmental footprint.

The current Strategic Plan provides Council and Management with a clear strategic direction and serves as the basis for more detailed planning documents such as annual plans, implementation plans and asset / infrastructure planning over the ten year period.

The strategic planning process must balance a four year election cycle with legislation mandating a ten year Strategic Plan requirement for Councils. Council should be flexible in its strategic planning approach. The Plan will be reviewed annually, and post Local Government elections, to ensure it represents the changing needs of the community.

An annual review of the 2023-2032 Strategic Plan was undertaken by Council Management during May / June 2024. This progress report, along with a Version 2 of the Strategic Plan was presented and adopted by Council at its meeting held on 24 June 2024