STRATEGIC COMMUNITY PLAN 2030

We’re excited to launch the community engagement for the Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan 2030. This is where you’ll find info on how we’re engaging with you and ways you can be involved. We want our whole community to have a say to help shape a stronger, vibrant and more sustainable Waroona.

The 2030 Plan sets out an ambitious and achievable vision, it outlines our shared values, aspirations and priorities for the district over the next 10 years. It’s an important document that informs the work the Shire undertakes by guiding Council decisions on projects, services, operational expenditure and more.

We know our community has lots of great ideas, we’re keen to listen to you and to work together to achieve them. Your feedback will be collected throughout the engagement process along with other trends and drivers impacting Waroona.

You’ll start to see us more on Facebook, so please say hello. Send us your comments, share your stories and follow us for the latest news. We’re also embarking on our first E-Newsletter to inform you about the 2030 Plan and other general news, so stay up to date by subscribing below.

Be part of the community workshops

Our Community Workshops are great ways to be part of the planning, so bring your ideas and imagination. You can go to any session, it’s free to attend and refreshments are provided. Click here for the flyer. Bookings are essential so click here to register or go to www.eventbrite.com.au and search for Waroona.

Waroona Wednesday 27 November 5.30pm to 8.30pm Waroona Memorial Hall
Waroona Saturday 30 November 9am to 12noon Waroona Memorial Hall
Preston Beach Sunday 1 December 9am to 12noon Preston Beach Community Centre
Lake Clifton Tuesday 3 December 5:30pm to 8:30pm Lake Clifton Herron Hall

Survey and submissions

The community survey is open until midnight on 8 December. Click here to take the survey. For those without access to the internet, printed copies are available by contacting us. Please return your printed survey by 2pm Friday 6 December. You can also send us a submission by emailing warshire@waroona.wa.gov.au or post it to:

Strategic Community Plan 2030

Shire of Waroona 

Chief Executive Officer

PO Box 20 WAROONA WA 6215

Timeline

October 2019 Community Engagement begins
18 November to 9 December Community Survey
27 November to 1 December Community Workshops
Early 2020 Draft Strategic Community Plan 2030
Early to mid 2020 Community feedback on Draft Strategic Community Plan 2030
Mid 2020 Final Draft Strategic Community Plan 2030 presented to Council

Got a question about the Strategic Community Plan or what it all means? Find your answers below in our FAQ’s.

Download the Strategic Community Plan 2018/19

FAQ's

What is a Strategic Community Plan?

The Strategic Community Plan 2030 is our major planning document and it guides all the work we do. It links the community’s aspirations with Council’s long term strategy and outlines our shared vision, values and priorities for the Waroona district over the next 10 years.

 The Strategic Community Plan 2030 will promote a stronger, vibrant and more sustainable Waroona.

Why do we need a Strategic Community Plan?

The Strategic Community Plan ensures the Shire’s built and natural assets and services are focused on meeting the requirements of our community, both now and into the future. We review our financial and staffing resources as well as the constraints to ensure we can deliver what we aim for. The budget reflects the activities and projects of the Strategic Community Plan.

The Strategic Community Plan is a legislative requirement for all Local Government Authorities including the Shire of Waroona. This legislation was introduced by the Western Australian State Government in 2011.

How often is the Plan reviewed?

A full review of the Strategic Community Plan happens every four years and a minor review is every two years. We’re currently undertaking a major review, which includes community consultation to incorporate the feedback, ideas and imagination of our community. This ensures the Plan remains relevant and reflective of community aspirations and service requirements.

Our first Strategic Community Plan was adopted by Council in 2013 and reviewed in 2016.

How is the community involved?

Our community is encouraged to participate in providing feedback, ideas and imagination in the way that best suits you. We have a number of engagement activities including coffee conversations, community workshops and a survey and you’ll also be able to send us a letter or a written submission. Our website has all the information on how you can participate, and you can stay up to date by subscribing to our E-News or follow us on Facebook.

Our theme is - Our ideas and imagination are shaping Waroona!

What happens to our feedback?

All input into the Strategic Community Plan is recorded and considered. A public report will be published on the community workshops as well as an analysis of the survey and submissions, to identify the perception and issues of the community. This information will be included in the Strategic Community Plan.

We know our community has lots of great ideas, we’re keen to listen to you and to work together to achieve them. 

How can we be updated on the Plan?

The development of the Strategic Community Plan takes many months and we’ll keep you informed along the way. Look out for info on our website, stay up to date by subscribing to our E-News or follow us on Facebook.

Will we see a draft of the Plan?

Yes, the development of the Strategic Community Plan takes many months and we’ll keep you informed along the way. The Draft Strategic Community Plan will be presented to the community in early 2020 and we’ll need your feedback again. Look out for info on our website, stay up to date by subscribing to our E-News or follow us on Facebook.

What is community engagement?

Community Engagement is a process of connecting with the community, to talk about common issues, plans, projects and policies in order to shape decisions, actions and outcomes. The community engagement for the Strategic Community Plan follows the IAP2 core values of public participation and uses the spectrum as a guiding principle.

We like to think of community engagement as lots of conversations - sometimes big things happen from a little conversation. We encourage you to let us know your feedback, ideas and imagination for a stronger, vibrant and sustainable Waroona. 

Why are you using Eventbrite for the workshop bookings?

Eventbrite is a ticketing specialist that's widely used across the world in 170 countries and by many government authorities throughout Australia. It offers a free service for events like the community workshops and includes reporting and promotional tools making it not only cost effective, but it also means our Shire staff can concentrate on other tasks.

We understand this is a change from our traditional booking approach and we hope you can join us in embracing more technology solutions. For those that aren't yet ready to adopt this or have other circumstances, we still offer telephone bookings by calling the Shire.