Council Strategies and Plans

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Since 2001, Hume City Council’s commitment to social justice and human rights has been illustrated and embedded through the Social Justice Charter. As a ‘living document’, this Social Justice Charter builds on the 2014 document which was developed after extensive community and stakeholder review, defines Councils commitment to social justice and articulates the consideration of The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (VIC).

Social Justice is a central basis for policy and service planning at Hume. Through this commitment Council supports justice, fairness, accountability, as well as economic and social participation. Council has an ethical duty and a legal obligation to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of our residents, and to hold ourselves accountable for human rights outcomes.

Social Justice Charter guiding principles influence all Council initiatives. In the pursuit of a fair and just society Council will:

  • Improve standards of access and inclusion for all residents.
  • Deliver policy, programs and services that support equity and fairness.
  • Nurture opportunities for engagement and participation.
  • Measure the advancement of social justice across Hume’s policies, services and programs to support rights and accountability.
Council plans, frameworks and related strategies

Social Justice Charter 2021(PDF, 1MB)

Council Plan 2021 - 2025(PDF, 46MB) 

Multicultural Framework

Reconciliation Action Plan 2020 - 2022

Safe in Hume - Our Community Safety Plan 2020-2022

Creative Community Strategy 2020-2025

Hume 0-24 Framework

Pathways to Sustainability Framework 2015-2019

This Live Green Plan sets out how Hume City Council will engage the people of Hume City to live in an environmentally sustainable way. Council’s local focus means it is well placed to support people to thrive in healthy communities in a healthy environment.

Priority themes incorporated into the Plan include:

  • Energy saving and climate change action
  • Waste reduction and increased recycling and composting
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s ecological practices
  • Connecting with nature and taking action to protect it, and
  • Food growing and sustainable food.
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