The Shire of Mingenew is conducting a major review of its Strategic Community Plan. This Plan is a key strategic document which captures our aspirations for the future and outlines how we will, over the next decade, work towards a brighter future for the Mingenew community. Council will also use this document as the basis for future investment decisions and it’s shorter-term planning framework.
Our Strategic Community Plan outlines our long term vision, values, aspirations and objectives. In order to build a plan which is representative of our community, it is critical that we receive public input as we develop this document.
All members of our community are invited to be a part of this process by providing feedback as the Plan is drafted. We are currently seeking feedback on the Key Themes document below. The feedback period for this closes on 29th March 2019. You are encouraged to utilise the Feedback Form below in this process.
Following this consultation period, the document will go back to Council in April for finalisation and – potentially – adoption.
About the Plan:
The Strategic Community Plan (SCP) is a visionary plan (it’s literal legislative purpose is to “set out the vision, aspirations and objectives of the community in the district”.) It is outward-facing and will be utilised to demonstrate to prospective funding bodies the kind of things our community prioritises, show potential businesses or people who might be looking to invest in/move to the region the kind of place that Mingenew is and reflect back to the community the things that they care about and where they want to see our Shire heading.
Whilst we will be utilising this consultation process to look at prioritisation of and resource allocation for some of the key initiatives identified, the more granular resource-allocation process (i.e. laying out specific projects) will actually fall to our Corporate Business Plan (CBP) which is the next layer down in the integrated planning framework for local government. It is more closely linked to budgets, reviewed on an annual basis and provides more specific project details.
The CBP is not a visionary document, but a bit more meat-and-potatoes in its approach; taking the priorities identified by the community through the SCP and breaking them down into deliverable items that can be budgeted for, operationally planned, and resourced appropriately. For more information on Integrated Planning in Local Government, you can visit: https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local government/strengthening/Pages/Integrated-Planning-and-Reporting.aspx.
As the SCP feedback comes in and out of Council, we will be looking at it from the point of view of what is going to be realistically achievable (and what won’t be – either for resourcing or simply area of influence reasons) and passing that information back through the consultation process, to ensure that we finish up with something which reflects both community aspirations and – importantly – is achievable.
Thanks to all for their input in this process