Vision 2027: Strategic Community Plan Review

Consultation has concluded

Picture the City in 2027......

The City of South Perth has completed its significant review of the City’s Strategic Community Plan 2015-2025 to guide and inform the development of the City, its strategies, and projects over the next 10 years.

Thank you to those who participated in the Vision 2027 project. All interim reports and documents can be viewed in the Document Library, alongside the new Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027, which was adopted by Council in August 2017. The City has also prepared a summary document of the Plan which provides a succinct overview of the Plan.

A Corporate Business Plan will now be developed to outline how the City will meet the aspirations and achieve the priorities developed by the community in the Plan.

For more information about the Strategic Community Plan please visit the City’s website.


Picture the City in 2027......

The City of South Perth has completed its significant review of the City’s Strategic Community Plan 2015-2025 to guide and inform the development of the City, its strategies, and projects over the next 10 years.

Thank you to those who participated in the Vision 2027 project. All interim reports and documents can be viewed in the Document Library, alongside the new Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027, which was adopted by Council in August 2017. The City has also prepared a summary document of the Plan which provides a succinct overview of the Plan.

A Corporate Business Plan will now be developed to outline how the City will meet the aspirations and achieve the priorities developed by the community in the Plan.

For more information about the Strategic Community Plan please visit the City’s website.


Consultation has concluded
  • City launches Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027

    about 2 years ago
    The City of South Perth has officially launched its new Strategic Community Plan, a guiding document for the City and community over the next 10 years.

    The Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 builds on the City’s previous Strategic Community Plan 2013-2023. It is a long term, overarching strategy and planning document that outlines the community’s aspirations and priorities for the future, setting out the key strategies required to achieve these.
    The City will use the Plan to: define clear priorities, processes, long and short-term plans; prioritise budget and resource allocations; direct land use, infrastructure, services and asset management, operations and planning;...

    The City of South Perth has officially launched its new Strategic Community Plan, a guiding document for the City and community over the next 10 years.

    The Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 builds on the City’s previous Strategic Community Plan 2013-2023. It is a long term, overarching strategy and planning document that outlines the community’s aspirations and priorities for the future, setting out the key strategies required to achieve these.
    The City will use the Plan to: define clear priorities, processes, long and short-term plans; prioritise budget and resource allocations; direct land use, infrastructure, services and asset management, operations and planning; direct workforce planning and inform other key strategies and plans.

    A major review of the Plan was undertaken in November 2016 through the Vision 2027 community and stakeholder engagement project, with approximately 1,300 community members and stakeholders taking part in the consultation, completing the Vision 2027 survey and attending workshops. The process helped the City to understand what matters most to the community and guide the way in which it collectively plans for the future and deliver services.

    In consideration of the feedback received from the community and stakeholders, the priorities and aspirations have been grouped into four broad categories to form the new strategic directions for the Plan; Community, Economy, Environment (Built and Natural) and Leadership.

    The draft Plan was released for public comment in July 2017, with the final Plan presented to Council and endorsed at the September 2017 Council meeting.

    The Plan is a living document which is reviewed in part every two years with a full review every four years in order to reflect the community’s changing aspirations and priorities.

    “Emphasised in this new Strategic Community Plan is the importance of fostering a diverse, connected, safe and engaged community, a place where everyone feels welcome. Protecting the environment through the promotion of biodiversity and improving the amenity value and sustainable uses of our streetscapes, public open space and foreshores is important to everyone. The plan articulates the central role innovation and learning play in strengthening our identity as an inclusive community harnessing new technologies while protecting and maintaining our natural environment,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.

    “We live in a very special City, one that offers a lifestyle underpinned by a blend of beautiful natural areas and excellent recreational opportunities. A key challenge we face is to ensure that local development and growth complements our City’s unique character and enhances our already strong sense of place.

    “It is an incredible responsibility to plan for the social, environmental and economic future of a whole City. A Council needs to show bold leadership and have the ability to make tough decisions between competing priorities, manage limited resources, maintain focus on the ‘big picture’ and act for the greater good of the whole City. To achieve this complex task the City must have a clear direction and this is the reason why we have a Strategic Community Plan. As the City’s overarching document, it guides everything we do as a City, ensuring every step we take is a step towards achieving our community’s vision for the future.

    “This plan is an inspiring blueprint capturing the vision for our community in the future and in response outlines the City’s strategic directions to deliver on this vision. Delivering this vision is not something we can achieve in isolation. Shared decision making and effective working partnerships with government agencies, non-government organisations, business, and our community are critical components to our success.”

    To view the Plan or a summary of the Plan see the document links below. Alternatively, hard copies are available to view at the Civic Centre and Manning and South Perth libraries.


  • Vision 2027: Draft Strategic Community Plan released for public comment

    over 2 years ago
    The City of South Perth’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 has been drafted following extensive consultation and engagement with the community and stakeholders.

    The Plan identifies the City’s vision and priorities for the next 10 years and has a strong emphasis on the community’s aspirations, priorities and vision for the City’s future.

    The Plan was presented to the Council at the June 2017 Council Meeting and the City is now inviting community and stakeholder feedback on the Plan via the City’s online engagement portal Your Say South Perth. Hardcopies of the Plan and survey are available to view and complete at...

    The City of South Perth’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 has been drafted following extensive consultation and engagement with the community and stakeholders.

    The Plan identifies the City’s vision and priorities for the next 10 years and has a strong emphasis on the community’s aspirations, priorities and vision for the City’s future.

    The Plan was presented to the Council at the June 2017 Council Meeting and the City is now inviting community and stakeholder feedback on the Plan via the City’s online engagement portal Your Say South Perth. Hardcopies of the Plan and survey are available to view and complete at South Perth and Manning Libraries.

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on the strategies within the the Plan which have been grouped in four categories; Community, Economic, Environment (Built and Natural) and Leadership.

    Feedback opens on Monday 3 July and closes 5pm Monday 31 July 2017. Following the conclusion of the consultation, public comments will be considered and the final Plan will be presented to Council for adoption in August 2017.

    A Corporate Business Plan will then be developed to outline how the City will meet the aspirations and achieve the priorities developed by the community in the Plan.

    The City thanks everyone who has contributed their feedback, thoughts and ideas to this major review of the Plan.

    Visit Your Say South Perth to provide your feedback on the Draft Plan.

  • Vision 2027 workshops conclude

    over 2 years ago
    The Vision 2027 workshops concluded this week, with the final workshop held on Monday 27 March 2017.

    Approximately 60 people participated in the four workshops and discussed visions and strategies in the key areas of economy and lifestyle, natural environment and our community.

    The workshops were facilitated by Metrix Consulting, who will analyse the feedback from the workshops and provide the City with a report. The City’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 will then be drafted taking on board the community and stakeholder feedback from the survey and workshops. The draft Plan will be presented to Council in May 2017 then...

    The Vision 2027 workshops concluded this week, with the final workshop held on Monday 27 March 2017.

    Approximately 60 people participated in the four workshops and discussed visions and strategies in the key areas of economy and lifestyle, natural environment and our community.

    The workshops were facilitated by Metrix Consulting, who will analyse the feedback from the workshops and provide the City with a report. The City’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 will then be drafted taking on board the community and stakeholder feedback from the survey and workshops. The draft Plan will be presented to Council in May 2017 then advertised for public comment.

    Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to attend the workshops and share their views. To keep up to date on the progress of Vision 2027, please visit the Your Say South Perth community engagement portal.
  • Vision 2027 survey results

    over 2 years ago
    Results from the City of South Perth’s Vision 2027 survey have been analysed, with the key findings outlining the community’s priorities and aspirations for the City and helping shape the future vision.

    Conducted as Stage One of a major review of the City’s Strategic Community Plan to guide and inform the development of the City, its strategies, and projects over the next 10 years, the survey asked the community three questions:
    • What are the three things you like most about living in or visiting the City?
    • What three ideas do you have that would make the City a better place...

    Results from the City of South Perth’s Vision 2027 survey have been analysed, with the key findings outlining the community’s priorities and aspirations for the City and helping shape the future vision.

    Conducted as Stage One of a major review of the City’s Strategic Community Plan to guide and inform the development of the City, its strategies, and projects over the next 10 years, the survey asked the community three questions:
    • What are the three things you like most about living in or visiting the City?
    • What three ideas do you have that would make the City a better place to live or visit?
    • What priorities would you like the City to focus on over the next 10 years?
    Almost 1,200 responses were collected between 7 November and 12 December 2016.

    The information highlighted that the community’s priorities for the City focused on three key areas:
    • Planning and Design;
    • Infrastructure and Transport;
    • Economy and Lifestyle.
    “It was great to have such an overwhelming response to the Vision 2027 survey with people commenting on everything from future development, parking and traffic to activation of the South Perth foreshore,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

    “The City’s proximity to Perth CBD, the Swan River and the centrality of South Perth are hugely important to our community, as are the village atmosphere and community spirit.

    “The natural environment, the river, beautiful parks, open spaces and leafy streetscapes also rated highly when people were asked what they liked most about living in, or visiting the City.

    “Activating the café, restaurant and bar scene had widespread support too. It was particularly popular amongst the younger demographic, as was improving the retail offering.

    “The survey also revealed our community were supportive of improvements in public transport, specifically a train station in South Perth as well as more public parking and free shopper parking.”

    The information gathered has been used to design upcoming community and stakeholder workshops being held from 22 to 27 March 2017. With the survey outcomes and responses to be discussed further in detail with the community, who will help to develop strategies for the Strategic Community Plan.

    “Over 800 people from our community have registered their interest in coming to a workshop. It’s encouraging that so many are wanting to share their ideas and thoughts for the future of our City," Mayor Doherty said.

    “At these workshops the community will work to create a vision for the City in each of the workshop focus areas, review current strategies and create new ones.

    “We’re looking forward to shaping the City’s future with you.”

    Places are limited at the workshops. To find out more visit Your Say South Perth and register by 5pm Friday 10 March 2017.

    The outcomes from the workshops will be used to develop strategies for the Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027. The draft Plan will be released for community and stakeholder feedback in May 2017, with the final Plan presented to Council in July 2017. Once the Plan has been adopted by Council, a Corporate Business Plan will be developed to outline how the City will meet the aspirations and achieve the priorities in the Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027.
  • Vision 2027 survey concludes

    almost 3 years ago

    The City’s Vision 2027 survey has concluded, with 1197 people taking part and helping to shape the City’s priorities for the next 10 years.

    Part of a major review of the City’s 10 year Strategic Community Plan, the survey was open from 7 November to 9 December 2016 with the community invited to share their vision for the City’s future.

    The comments and ideas collected will inform Stage Two of the Vision 2027 consultation process which includes community and stakeholder workshops to be held in March 2017.

    If you’d like to continue the conversation and attend a Vision 2027 workshop...

    The City’s Vision 2027 survey has concluded, with 1197 people taking part and helping to shape the City’s priorities for the next 10 years.

    Part of a major review of the City’s 10 year Strategic Community Plan, the survey was open from 7 November to 9 December 2016 with the community invited to share their vision for the City’s future.

    The comments and ideas collected will inform Stage Two of the Vision 2027 consultation process which includes community and stakeholder workshops to be held in March 2017.

    If you’d like to continue the conversation and attend a Vision 2027 workshop in March 2017, register your interest here.

    Stage Three of Vision 2027 will see the draft 2017-2027 Strategic Community Plan released for community and stakeholder feedback in April 2017, with the final plan presented to Council in June 2017.

    Read full media release.


  • Have Your Say by 9 December!

    about 3 years ago

    The survey has now closed.

    The Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 Survey

    The City is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders to ensure that the new Strategic Community Plan reflects your aspirations, priorities and vision for the future of the City.

    Tell us your ideas - complete this survey by Friday 9 December 2016.

    Your responses to this survey will be analysed and brought to the workshops in Stage Two of this consultation in February 2017.

    The survey has now closed.

    The Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 Survey

    The City is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders to ensure that the new Strategic Community Plan reflects your aspirations, priorities and vision for the future of the City.

    Tell us your ideas - complete this survey by Friday 9 December 2016.

    Your responses to this survey will be analysed and brought to the workshops in Stage Two of this consultation in February 2017.

  • Vision 2027: What Can You See?

    about 3 years ago

    The City of South Perth is embarking on a major review of its 10 year Strategic Community Plan and is seeking community input. This is your chance to have your say about the City’s future, and contribute to shaping the City’s priorities for the next 10 years.

    Local residents, ratepayers, businesses, families, youth, seniors, community and special interest groups, schools and universities, visitors and volunteers are all invited to participate in Vision 2027 by completing an online or hardcopy survey and sharing their vision for the City’s future.

    “This is a really important opportunity to have your say about the...

    The City of South Perth is embarking on a major review of its 10 year Strategic Community Plan and is seeking community input. This is your chance to have your say about the City’s future, and contribute to shaping the City’s priorities for the next 10 years.

    Local residents, ratepayers, businesses, families, youth, seniors, community and special interest groups, schools and universities, visitors and volunteers are all invited to participate in Vision 2027 by completing an online or hardcopy survey and sharing their vision for the City’s future.

    “This is a really important opportunity to have your say about the big picture for the City of South Perth and be part of shaping our future planning,” Mayor Sue Doherty said. “When you cast your mind forward and picture the City in 2027, what can you see? This is your chance to shape the City’s vision, aspirations and priorities for the next 10 years.”

    From 7 November to 9 December 2016 members of the community can complete the Vision 2027 survey by visiting the City’s Your Say South Perth online engagement portal or by picking up a hardcopy of the survey from selected City venues. Information and responses collected will help to reshape the City’s vision and priorities with the final outcome of this significant review being the 2017-2027 Strategic Community Plan. The plan will have a strong emphasis on the community’s aspirations, priorities and vision for the City’s future.

    “This process involves extensive community consultation and engagement to guide and inform the development of the City, its strategies, and projects over the next 10 years,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

    “I strongly encourage all members of our community to get involved and complete the survey in November. The Strategic Community Plan is created by the community, for the community and we need your involvement, it’s key to the success of the project.”

    “There will be a variety of engagement opportunities to ensure that everyone can have their say and participate at a time, in a way and place that suits them whether it be online, via hardcopy surveys, face-to-face workshops or through focus groups.”

    Hardcopy surveys will be available to complete from City venues including; Civic Centre, Operations Centre, South Perth Library, Manning Library, Manning Men’s Shed, South Perth Senior Citizens Centre, Manning Senior Citizens Centre, George Burnett Leisure Centre and Old Mill.