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Draft Strategic Community Plan (2019-2029)

Background

The City of Rockingham Strategic Community Plan (2015-2025) was adopted by Council on 21 November 2014, and met all the requirements that are stipulated in the Local Government Act 1995.   The Act requires a full review of the Strategic Community Plan four years from when it is adopted. The development of the City of Rockingham Strategic Community Plan (2019-2029) is a result of this requirement.

The City held a series of “Planning for the future” workshops and conducted surveys to determine what the community's vision and aspirations were for the City for the next 10-20 years.  From the inputs received, the Draft Community Plan Vision, Community Aspirations and Strategic Objectives for the City’s Strategic Community Plan (2019-2029) were developed.

The workshops and surveys were held over four months, from February 2018 to May 2018. More than 500 sets of inputs were received from the community during the initial consultation process. The groups and surveys that provided inputs into the process include the following:

  • Community members – a total of seven workshops were held at various venues across the City (10,000 random sample invites were sent to the community to attend these workshops)
  • The City’s business community (organised in conjunction with Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce) 
  • Rockingham Youth Advisory Council
  • Kolbe College and Rockingham High School students
  • The Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DAIAC) - members were asked to provide their inputs 
  • Members of the community at the Salvation Army in Rockingham 
  • Visitors to the City's libraries (by providing comments on questions in a survey book)
  • An online survey to the Rock Port community
  • A public survey on Facebook 
  • Rock Port working group online forum and workshop.

A Councillor workshop was also held on 1 May 2018.  The purpose of this workshop was to present the outcomes from the community workshops and surveys, and to identify the priority areas for the community. A representative from each of the community workshops was in attendance to support the outcomes of their workshops.  There was a strong level of alignment with the feedback presented and what the Councillors believed should be the key focus areas for the City for the next 10 years.

The Draft Community Plan Vision, Community Aspirations and Strategic Objectives (2019-2029) represents the result of this overall process.

Share your thoughts

You are now invited to share your thoughts on the Draft Community Plan Vision, Community Aspirations and Strategic Objectives (2019-2029).

The closing date for all comments is 4.30pm on Friday 31 August, 2018.

Any written submission received in response to this invitation may be placed on the public record and be available for inspection.

For further information contact the Manager Strategy and Corporate Communications on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.