Updating our Community Plan

Our Community Plan is the lead document in Council's strategic planning framework - it guides our plans, strategies and actions. It is important to keep our Community Plan current and relevant to the changing needs of our community.

In March 2020 we asked our community to have a say in the updating of our Community Plan. We wanted to know if our Plan still resonates and identify any changes in focus. We received valuable feedback and we have now updated our Community Plan 2020-2027 for you to read and provide comment.

Comment on our updated Community Plan by Monday 31 August 2020

To find out more and provide your feedback:

  • Download our updated Community Plan 2020-2027and fact sheet.
  • Read our updated Community Plan and fact sheet at our libraries and community centres.
  • Provide your feedback using our online Feedback Form below.
  • Post your feedback to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville SA 5011 marked "Community Plan Update".
  • Email your feedback to ghouse@charlessturt.sa.gov.au and mark "Community Plan Update".

Your feedback will help us finalise our Community Plan 2020-2027.

In March 2020 (Stage One of our consultation process) you told us:
  • Our Vision "Charles Sturt - A Leading, Liveable City" performs well.
  • Our five themes work well - Community, Liveability, Environment, Economy and Leadership.
  • Your most valued themes are - Community, Liveability and Environment.
  • The existing Community Plan is still relevant but needs some new emphasis.
You asked us to:

Continue talking about

  • Ageing population
  • Open space
  • Greening
  • Biodiversity
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Place emphasis on

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Inclusion and disability
  • Young people
  • Connecting community
  • Community diversity
  • Place making
  • Climate change adaption
  • Urban heat
  • Waste and recycling
  • Leadership and education
  • Support for small business
  • Strategy
  • Indicators and targets

Add new information

  • Kaurna Acknowledgement
  • Planning for our City
  • Climate emergency
  • Trees
  • Materials Recycling Facility
  • Circular Economy
  • Buy Local
  • Customer experience

Community Plan Update Feedback Form

To provide feedback on our updated Community Plan 2020-2027 please place your comments below and press submit by 5pm on Monday 31 August 2020.
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Please select from below, if you support or do not support the updated Community Plan 2020-2027: Required

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Big Questions we asked you in March 2020

What is the biggest opportunity or challenge facing our community over the next eight years?

Add your idea and select the category that best fits your idea (please note your username/screen name will show next to your idea).

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Promote new economies and the circular economy”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Recognise and value our green spaces and big trees”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Lead community education around recycling, greening and reducing heat in our suburbs”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Implement rain gardens and Tree-net technology”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“More greening in the form of verges that community look after”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Address climate change, animal extinction and heat in our suburbs”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Create garden spaces with under-storey not just grass and trees”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Develop plazas and parks that make you feel welcome and encourage you to participate”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Encourage building styles that bring the outdoors inside”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Encourage people to participate in greening projects”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Encourage community participation that benefits society”

26 March, 2020

Your Say CCS says:

“Go out into local neighbourhoods (e.g. caravan or pop-up events)”

If you could influence one thing Council does in the next eight years, what would it be?

Add your idea and select the category that best fits your idea (please note your username/screen name will show next to your idea).

31 March, 2020

HenleyGrangeHistoricalSociety says:

“More community consultation to prevent beautiful old homes being demolished. There is lack of consistency in streetscapes.”

14 March, 2020

bromptonres says:

“Reduce urban heat: include compulsory vegetation in building plans, parks and streetscapes in all residential/ industrial developments.”

6 March, 2020

RichardH says:

“Encourage greater community involvement in caring and helping those more in need than ourselves ”

2 March, 2020

JonH says:

“Link all shared paths together to provide a proper active transport network. Provide bike access to major centres like West Lakes Mall.”