Strategic Community Plan
The Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031 (SCP) is the overarching plan to guide the City over the next 10 years. The Plan is broad with a long-term focus and strong emphasis on the community’s aspirations, priorities and vision for the future.
The City monitors and reviews the progress of the SCP via the Corporate Business Plan (CBP) and Annual Report. Every two years a desktop (minor) review of the SCP is conducted with a more comprehensive (major) review every four years. The most recent review was a major review which was endorsed by Council in May 2020.
The SCP 2021-2031 builds on previous versions of the SCP (2017-2027 and 2013-2023). In consideration of the feedback received from the community and stakeholders as part of the 2021 major review process, the priorities and aspirations remain grouped into four broad categories to form the strategic directions:
Community: A diverse, connected, safe and engaged community
Economy: A thriving City activated by innovation, attractions and opportunities
Environment (Built and Natural): Sustainable urban neighbourhoods
Leadership: A visionary and influential local government.
The community's vision has remained unchanged from the 2017-2027 SCP - 'A city of active places and beautiful spaces. A connected community with easily accessible, vibrant neighbourhoods and a unique, sustainable natural environment'