Have your say on the blueprint for your community

Published on 05 December 2019

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Where will we all be in 10 years?

Predictions include the world's population growing to 8.5 billion people, introduction of driverless cars, artificial intelligence transforming the labour force and advances in renewable energy.

Community members can now have their say on the future focus of the City of Swan, with the major review of the Strategic Community Plan (SCP) now open for comment.

The SCP is the blueprint which outlines the vision, outcomes and priorities for our community over a ten year period - the current SCP is for the period 2017-2027 and once revised will be for the period 2021-2031.

City of Swan Mayor Kevin Bailey said this is significant opportunity to have your say on the issues facing our community and what direction the City should take moving forward.

"The SCP is our highest level planning document - it's considered during the development of all other planning and strategic documentation, process and decision making,” he said.

"We are looking for your feedback to work out what is most important for the next 10 years - specifically, what to prioritise under the areas of economic, natural environment, built environment, social and governance."

"For example, when considering natural environment, how should we prioritise objectives like reducing water use, protecting bushland and adapting to the effects of climate change?"

Feedback received will help form the revised SCP, which will be made available to community for feedback in late 2020.

Altone Ward Councillor Jennifer Catalano said it's important to keep the SCP up to date to ensure the work we do continues to be in line with the needs and priorities of the community.

"We're interested to know what you like about the area now, as well as your thoughts for the future - you can have your say via the survey, and there's also an option to geographically pinpoint your feedback via our Social Pinpoint page," she said.

"Everyone who completes the online survey also goes in the running to win one of five $100 Midland Gate gift vouchers."

Community consultation on the SCP is open until December 23. A research paper is available to help inform feedback and decisions.

You can provide feedback through our online consultation platform and survey available at www.swan.wa.gov.au/haveyoursay

Alternatively, hard copy surveys are available at the City’s Administration Building and Community Hubs with reply paid envelopes.