Preparation of the Draft Strategic Community Plan (Mundaring 2020-2030) is underway and will be available for public comment in December 2019.
The plan sets out an ambitious and achievable vision for the development of the Shire over the next 10 years and beyond. It is an important document that informs the work the Shire undertakes by guiding Council decisions on matters such as projects, services and operational expenditure.
A major review of the Shire's Strategic Community Plan commenced in May 2019 to ensure the Plan continued to be relevant and reflective of the community's vision and aspirations.
An extensive engagement process was undertaken, which involved community workshops, online surveys and consultation with key stakeholders.
Workshop participants were asked to share what they valued most about the Shire and to identify their aspirations and vision for the next 10 years.
More than 500 people were actively engaged in the review process.
Community members were invited to contribute via a number of channels including community workshops (open invitation and targeted groups) and online surveys. Areas identified for improvement in the 2019 Community Perceptions Survey will also be used to inform the Strategic Community Plan.
The community's ideas and feedback are currently being collated and analysed - and together with an analysis of trends and drivers impacting the Shire - will be reflected in the Draft Strategic Community Plan 2020-2030.
Council was presented with the outcomes of the community workshops and surveys at a workshop in September. Newly elected and continuing Councillors will meet again in November to collectively identify priority areas for the community.
The Shire will seek feedback from the community on the Draft Plan from December 2019 to February 2020. Copies will also be provided to Resident and Ratepayer Associations, libraries and other community groups. It will also be available on the Shire's online engagement platform, Engage Mundaring.
It is anticipated the final plan will be adopted by Council in March 2020.
The Shire would like to thank everyone who has participated in this invaluable process. This input will ultimately shape the future of their local community.