What is the Strategic Community Plan?

    The Strategic Community Plan (SCP) is an overarching plan to guide a local government over a 10 year period. It is a broad and high level document with a long-term focus and strong emphasis on the community’s aspirations, priorities and vision for the future.

    Under the Local Government Act and the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, a minor review of the Strategic Community Plan is required every two years, with a full review every four years.

    Why are we doing this project?

    In 2016, the City commenced Vision 2027, a community engagement and visioning initiative to explore and articulate the aspirations of our local community to inform a major review of the Strategic Community Plan. The aim was to create a shared vision for the future that both Council and community could work towards, resulting in the City’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027. The last minor review of the SCP was endorsed by Council in May 2020.

    The City is now undertaking a major review with significant stakeholder and community engagement. The outcome of this review will be the 2021-2031 Strategic Community Plan. The Strategic Community Plan will also inform the development of the four-year Corporate Business Plan 2021-2025.

    How was the current Strategic Community Plan developed?

    The current plan was developed through consultation with around 1,300 members of our local community during the Vision 2027 process. This process helped us to understand what matters most to our community and guide the way we plan for the future.

    The Plan identified what was most important to the community to achieve our vision and grouped the community aspirations and priorities into four strategic directions:

    • Community
    • Economy
    • Environment (Built and Natural)
    • Leadership.

    How can I participate?

    We’d love to get your thoughts on how we can shape the future of the City of South Perth. You can have your say by completing the online survey and go into the draw to win a $100 voucher from Waterford Plaza.

    Hard copy surveys are available at the City of South Perth Civic Centre, and the South Perth and Manning libraries.

    You can also come to our online community workshop on Wednesday 10 March – from the comfort of your own home. Registrations are now closed.

    If you’d like to know more, you can:

    The survey closes at 4pm, Monday 15 March 2021.

    What other stakeholder engagement activities are on?

    To ensure our new Strategic Community Plan is really tailored to our community, it’s important that we hear from as many people as possible, including key stakeholders and people from particular sections of our community.

    So in addition to our survey which is open to the whole community (including those who live, work, visit and play in the City), we are also holding a number of targeted stakeholder engagement activities, including a business breakfast forum, a youth movie night and a workshop with key community stakeholders.

    We’re also holding an online community workshop open to all members of the community on Wednesday 10 March, from 6.30-8pm. Find out more about the online workshop here.

    How can I be kept up to date on the project?

    If you’d like to know more and be kept up to date on the Strategic Community Plan Review, sign up for email updates.

    What about COVID-19?

    The Strategic Community Plan Review was originally due to launch on Monday 1 February, however, due to the COVID-19 hard lockdown in Perth we delayed the start of the project. During this delay, we reassessed the activities we had planned and made sure we could adapt our program as required.

    The project still has a one month engagement period, and we are still keen to hear from as many people in our community as possible.

    To tell us how you picture your future City of South Perth, complete the online survey and go into the draw to win a $100 voucher from Waterford Plaza.