In September 2015, Council sought feedback on a draft community action plan for Oakleigh and surrounds.
The consultation period closed on Friday 2 October 2015. Council will now consider the feedback it received and decide whether any changes need to be made to the draft plan.
The aim of the plan is to enhance Oakleigh (and its surrounds) to be an even better place to live, work and participate in community life.
Draft Oakleigh Community Action Plan (MS Word version) (docx, 1MB)
Draft Oakleigh Community Action Plan (PDF version) (pdf, 440KB)
About the plan....
The plan was developed after a series of conversations with residents and local organisations. The majority of local residents who were consulted were very positive about living in Oakleigh and its surrounds. The things they like about the area included accessibility to the freeway, the train network and other public transport options. Words used to describe Oakleigh were: European buzz; great atmosphere; lively and friendly.
However, there was some concern from residents about the increase in residential and retail density within the Activity Centre and the impact this could have on the "village atmosphere". Other areas of concern were: lack of parking for visitors, traffic congestion, conserving heritage buildings and streetscapes, retention of open space, and community safety around the train station.
Some of the key actions in the plan include:
- Improve traffic management in the area
- Continue to transform and beautify neglected areas of Oakleigh and its surrounds
- Celebrate the area’s diversity regularly.
The implementation of the plan depends upon the active involvement of the Oakleigh community. If you’d like to be involved or have any questions, please contact:
Colin Bostock, Senior Place Manager, on 9569 6039 or 0419 778 195.