Mansfield Community Vision 2040 Released

Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 09:00

After months of community workshops, feedback, and feedback loops, the Mansfield Community Vision 2040 has been finalised.

Council has supported the development of this vision. The vision shapes and guides Council planning and activity while providing shared goals for everyone across Mansfield Shire to collectively work towards.

Mayor Cr Mark Holcombe said that the vision identified shared aspirations for the Shire.

“The vision has been developed by the community for the community and identifies how we can work together to make sure Mansfield Shire maintains its unique character into the future,” said Cr Holcombe.

This was Council’s first application of a comprehensive community engagement process which included the use of a deliberative panel to deliberate on the final version of the document before it was drafted for community consideration.

“There has been tremendous community participation in the development of this vision,” said Cr Holcombe.

“More than 3,000 people were reached, 25,000 words provided by community members and 120 community members responded to a written survey.”

This array of community input was then considered by a community based deliberative panel who identified five domains for the vision:

  • Community and People
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environment and Place
  • Infrastructure and Services
  • Prosperity and Economy

“We deeply appreciate the time and effort our community contributed to the formation of our Community Vision 2040, especially that of the members of the deliberative panel who were a fundamental part of the success of this process,” said Cr Holcombe.

The Mansfield Community Vision 2040, report, community responses and the process used to form the community vision can found at

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Last Updated: Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 15:44