Strategic Community Plan

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The City is inviting the community to share their vision for the future as we review our Strategic Community Plan (SCP) to develop a new plan that will shape the future of Rockingham. The SCP is the overarching plan to guide our City over the next 10 years. It shapes our planning and delivery of what matters the most to you in the long-term, which is why we need your input.

During the review, we're inviting you to share your ideas and vision so we can ensure the community's priorities are accurately represented.  This is your chance to make your mark on this extraordinary place we all love.

Share your thoughts 

What is a Strategic Community Plan?

The SCP is the product of a long and broad engagement with people from all walks of life from all sections of our community.  The Strategic Community Plan establishes the community's vision for the local government's future, including aspirations and service expectations which drives the development of our other plans, resourcing and strategies.  Our Strategic Community Plan will ultimately be a driving force for our other planning.

Why are you undertaking this review?

The Local Government Act 1995 requires local governments to conduct a full review of their Strategic Community Plan every four years.

The City's current Strategic Community Plan was endorsed by Council in 2018. A lot has happened since then driven by our last SCP, including:

  • Rockingham Beach Foreshore revitalisation
  • Baldivis District Sporting Complex
  • Rediscover Rockingham campaign
  • Youth Centre 

Key dates

Consultation period
  • Date
    November 2022 - March 2023
  • Progress
    In progress
Analysis and reporting
  • Date
    April 2023
  • Progress
    Not started
Draft Plan development
  • Date
    May-June 2023
  • Progress
    Not started

Share your thoughts

We invite you to complete our short online survey to help inform our next Strategic Community Plan. We'd like you to tell us what you would like the City to be like in 10 years' time and the issues and opportunities you think are important for us to consider when planning for the future. Submissions close at 4.30pm on 19 February 2023.

Share your thoughts 

Community consultation

To ensure an inclusive and wide-range of people have their say in what the next Strategic Community Plan will be, we will also be active in the community in a number of different ways during the consultation period:

  • Council Member engagement session 
  • Pop-up consultations - keep an eye out for our researchers out and about in our local shopping centres, libraries, City events and facilities
  • Workshops including local businesses, schools and key reference groups
  • Focus groups
  • Community surveys

The draft plan developed from this consultation will be presented to Council for adoption mid-2023. Your feedback may also be used to inform future strategies and plans throughout the life of the SCP.

If you would like to receive updates about the SCP 2023, please subscribe through Rock Port by selecting 'Strategic Community Plan Major Review' as an interest.

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