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Strategic Community Plan Review

Community engagement has now closed. Comments were submitted from 05/10/2020 to 31/12/2020.

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New Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031 adopted

After an extensive stakeholder engagement process, the City of Wanneroo Council adopted its new Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031 on 15 June 2021 – see plan attached.

This ten-year future focused plan has been developed in line with the future aspirations and priorities of the local community.

The Strategic Community Plan is the City’s highest level planning document and is a legislative requirement under the Local Government Act 1995 and Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.

WA Councils are required to undertake a major review of their Strategic Community Plan (or “Plan for the Future”) every four years.  The next major review will take place during the 2023/24 financial year.

Draft Vision, Purpose, Goals and Priorities

The SCP features a draft Vision and Purpose statements along with seven Strategic Goals and 33 Strategic Priorities based on stakeholder feedback on community aspirations, priorities and challenges. 

The City’s draft Vision Statement is:
‘A welcoming community, connected through local opportunities’

The City’s draft Purpose Statement is:
To create a strong community with local opportunities to participate, be active, feel secure, contribute and belong.

The City’s seven draft Strategic Goals and linked Priorities, which are outlined in detail on the first page in the attached plan, follow:

  • Goal 1 – An inclusive and accessible City with places and spaces that embrace all
  • Goal 2 – A City that celebrates rich cultural histories, where people can visit and enjoy unique experiences
  • Goal 3 – An innovative City with exciting local opportunities for work, business and investment
  • Goal 4 – A sustainable City that balances the relationship between urban growth, natural assets and the environment
  • Goal 5 – A well planned, safe and resilient City that is easy to travel around and provides a connection between people and places
  • Goal 6 – A future focused City that advocates, engages and partners to progress the priorities of the community
  • Goal 7 – A well governed and managed City that makes informed decisions and provides valued customer focused services

Background

Under the Local Government Act 1995 and Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, WA Councils are required to undertake a major review of their Strategic Community Plan (or “Plan for the Future”) every four years.

The stakeholder engagement for the review of the Strategic Community Plan will also provide input into the development of a Smart City strategy, assist with a review of the City’s current Community Development led plans and provide basic initial input into the review of the City’s Local Planning Strategy.

Key Dates

  • Public comment period opened, including community survey
  • 5 October 2020
  • Date: 10/10/2020
  • Community consultation on draft Strategic Community Plan (now closed)
  • On 11 May 2021, Council endorsed the release of the City’s draft 2021-31 Strategic Community Plan for public review and comment
  • Date: 31/05/2021
  • Community workshops
  • Community workshops held following a ROI process
  • Date: 28/10/2020
  • Council Approval
  • June 2021
  • Date: 30/06/2021
  • Digital engagement session
  • Wednesday, 24 November 2020 7.30am - 9am
  • Date: 16/11/2020
  • Digital engagement sessions
  • Thursday, 26 November 2020 to 16 December
  • Date: 16/11/2020
  • Face-to-Face engagement session - Clarkson Library
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020 9.30am - 11am
  • Date: 16/11/2020
  • Face-to-Face engagement session - Wanneroo Library
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Date: 16/11/2020
  • Open house session - Alexander Heights Community Centre
  • Wednesday, 4 November 2020 6pm - 8pm
  • Date: 05/11/2020
  • Open house session - Splendid Park Pavilion, Yanchep
  • Wednesday, 28 October 2020 6.45pm - 8.45pm
  • Date: 29/10/2020
  • Open house session - Quinns Mindarie Community Centre
  • Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Date: 04/11/2020
  • Public comment period completed
  • Now closed
  • Date: 13/03/2021
  • Final SCP presented to Council
  • Tuesday, 15 June.
  • Date: 14/06/2021

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