Goal 9

Warrnambool has well-designed commercial, residential, cultural and recreational precincts that are attractive, activated, accessible, sustainable, multiuse, safe and well maintained. Public spaces, infrastructure and facilities are always designed to be accessible for everyone and encourage social connection by providing activities to suit all ages and abilities. Warrnambool is memorable for its unique places, public art and sense of identity.

2040 Outcome: 

Warrnambool’s population is accommodated within a compact city which has high quality commercial and public places and regional-level community facilities which are accessible to all residents. Warrnambool has high-quality, regional-level arts, cultural and recreational facilities which are activated and programmed to meet the needs of the whole community and to attract visitors. Warrnambool’s vast network of open space is valued, protected and enhanced and is recognised as vitally important for Warrnambool’s residents and visitors. Warrnambool’s public spaces are thriving with activity and investment by the public and private sectors and the community. Warrnambool’s high community facilities and assets are well maintained and there is an agreed a strategy for renewal which is and funded to ensure their sustainability

The changes we want by 2026: 
  • Warrnambool’s City Centre Renewal Project is complete.
  • All residents have high-quality, public places/facilities/ infrastructure within their local areas (800m).
  • The assets renewal gap for community/recreational/ social facilities and infrastructure has been addressed and all assets are maintained to maximise the benefits for the community.
  • Masterplans for Lake Pertobe, Brierly and Botanic Gardens have been implemented and new plans have been developed.
  • Warrnambool recommendations in the Great South Coast Regional AFL, Cricket and Netball Strategy have been implemented.
  • All Council Strategies to improve Warrnambool’s public places have been funded and implemented.
  • Warrnambool has a network of integrated community facilities as recommended in the Warrnambool Community Services Infrastructure Policy and Plan 2014.
  • The Warrnambool community is planning for a new art gallery that meets expected museum and gallery standards.
  • Government, local businesses, philanthropic trusts and residents invest resources to create high quality public spaces, new street art and sculpture, and attractive, usable spaces across the city
Individuals have committed to an action that supports this goal