Imagine Griffith - Guiding Griffith 2040 review

We are currently reviewing the Guiding Griffith 2040 Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and asking for input from the community.

Residents are being asked to get involved in helping ensure that the future vision, ideas, and actions in the existing CSP continue to meet the expectations of Griffith’s changing community.

This will be a great opportunity for those who work and live together in Griffith to help Council shape our future.

Keep an eye out for Walt (Working and Living Together) as he helps explain what the CSP is and assists Council reach as many people as possible through until July 2021.

Meet Walt!  


Take our short survey HERE


Enter in the #welovegriffith photo comp!

Tell us what you love about Griffith through your photography skills and you could win up to $300!

We are asking residents aged 12 years and over to submit up to three (3) photos showing what you love about Griffith. It could be a landscape, people, a place - the choice is yours.

The Competition opens Friday 26 March 2021 and closes 6pm Sunday 16 May.

You can submit your entries through Instagram by tagging @griffithcitycouncil and using #welovegriffith - your profile must be public for us to see the entries. Alternatively, you can email high resolution JPEGs to

Download the full terms and conditions here

Creative Griffith kids can enter the Imagine Griffith comp!

Show us how you Imagine Griffith through your artwork to win.

We are asking Primary School students from Kinder to Year 6 in the Local Government Area to submit one (1) piece of art work showing what you imagine Griffith will be like in the future.

The Competition opens Tuesday 30 March 2021 and closes Monday 31 May.

You can submit your entries by dropping them to Council's Administration Office. Alternatively, you can email or phone the communications team on 1300 176 077.

Download the full terms and conditions here

Upcoming CSP engagement opportunities:

Monthly Council Cafe (the third Thursday of each month from 10am to 11.30am at the Kiosk in Banna Avenue) April 15, May 20 and June 17 2021 (Griffith City Library).

The August Council Cafe will be held as part of Local Government Week celebrations on Friday, 7 August 2021 Griffith Central.

Riverina Field Days - Friday 14 and Saturday 15 May - Site 173

Walt “Walls” have been set up at Griffith City Library, Art Gallery, Visitors Information Centre and the foyer of Council’s Administration Building. This is an easy way to contribute. Simply write down what you think should be a priority for Griffith’s future on the post it note provided and stick it to the “wall”.

Council has also launched Art and Photo competitions to get locals young and old thinking about Griffith. Find more details below.

The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) outlines the community long term (10+ years) vision, values, aspirations and priorities, with reference to other local government plans, information and resourcing capabilities.

The Community Strategic Plan: 

  • Establishes the community's vision for Griffith's future, including priorities and expectations
  • Drives the development of the Griffith LGA, and informs other key strategies,such as workforce, asset management and services, and
  • Will be a driver for all other plans.

guiding griffith 2040 was adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 28 February 2017. As part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, Council is also required to prepare a four year Delivery Program, one year Operational Plan (Budget) and Resourcing Strategy (Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce Plan, Asset Management Strategy and Plans) to implement the strategies established by the Community Strategic Plan. To view these documents please click here.

You can view the current Community Strategic Plan, guiding griffith 2040 here


Join us for a cuppa and let us know what’s on your mind - we want to hear from you to guide future Council decisions. 

Council Café Dates for 2021

Council Cafe is generally held on the third Thursday of each month from 10am to 11.30am.

Upcoming Council Cafes will be held Thursday 17 June (Griffith City Library), Thursday 15 July at the Banna Avenue Kiosk (weather permitting) The August Council Cafe will be part of Local Government Week celebrations and held on Friday 7 August (location to be confirmed). 


Council offers residents the opportunity to be the first to know about a variety of topics through its Community Opinion Group (COG). Through COG, Council can quickly and easily alert members of the community to items on public exhibition as well as other news alerts and updates and important information.

Members of COG will be emailed when documents are placed on Public Exhibition. Items could include budgets, Development Applications, new policies, and important documents, such as the Draft Local Environment Plan, and will be notified of public forums and meetings.

For more information about the COG, please email

You can subscribe to the COG here