Council Plan

The Council Plan identifies Council’s priorities and defines its key strategic response. This important document sets Council’s direction for the future and details how Council will allocate its financial and non-financial resources to deliver the Council Plan and all Council services, until the end of the current Council term. It responds positively to Council’s goals and aspirations as documented in the Ararat Rural City Council Community Vision 2030 publication. Our Ararat Rural City Council Plan 2017-2021 was developed after extensive community consultation and provides the overarching planning framework for Council.


Draft Council Plan 2017-2021 open for public comment


Ararat Rural City Council's Draft Council Plan 2017-2021 is now open for public comment and we encourage you to have your say. Submissions close at 5.15pm on Tuesday June 11.


Click here to download a copy of the plan.


A special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 11 June to hear public submissions on the Draft Council Plan. To make a submission, please put it in writing and indicate in your submission if you wish to speak at the June 11 meeting.

Please send your submission to:

Post - Ararat Rural City Council, PO Box 246, Ararat, 3377

Email - 

In person - Council office, 59 Vincent Street, Ararat

The Council Plan will be considered for adoption at the regular Council meeting to be held on Tuesday June 25.