The City of Swan’s Strategic Community Plan (SCP) sets out our vision, aspirations and objectives for our community over the next 10 years and is our principal strategy document. It is a legislative requirement under Section 5.56 of the Local Government Act 1995 and is informed by extensive community consultation.
The SCP governs all of the work that the City undertakes, either through direct service delivery, partnership arrangements or advocacy on behalf of our community. The direction set through the SCP ensures infrastructure and service provision is focussed to meet the requirements of our community, now and into the future.
The plan is broken into five key result areas: Natural Environment, Economic, Social, Built Environment and Governance.
Within each of the key result areas are the following elements to give the overall blueprint for the City:
- Vision - a descriptive statement of the future desired position for the City.
- Outcomes - the end result of why we are focussing on the key result area.
- Objectives - what we are trying to put in place and achieve.
- Measures - data that will allow us to see how well we have implemented the SCP.
The City applies tailored business planning processes to take the priorities outlined in the SCP to turn them into real actions that will be delivered for our community. This more detailed level of planning is contained within our Corporate Business Plan (CBP). Our progress towards achieving strategic objectives is published in our Annual Report.
The SCP was originally developed in 2012 and underwent major reviews in 2016 and 2020 to ensure that it remains relevant and reflective of community requirements.