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' 

News Listings

December 2021

Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031 endorsed

News Update 20 December 2021

The City's new Strategic Community Plan (SCP) 2021-2031 was adopted at the December 2021 Council meeting.

November 2021

Strategic Community Plan update

News Update 23 November 2021

The Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031 will be presented to Council for consideration for adoption in December 2021.

October 2021

Have your say on our Strategic Community Plan review

News Update 27 October 2021

The City is asking for feedback as part of a major review of our Strategic Community Plan. Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far.