It's time to refresh our Community Plan

We are reviewing our Community Plan to keep it current and relevant to the changing needs of our community. Our Community Plan leads everything we do - it guides our plans, strategies and actions.

In 2016 we launched our existing Community Plan with the shared vision: "Charles Sturt - A Leading Liveable City" . We also created five themes to guide us, they are:

  1. Our Community - a strong and connected community
  2. Our Liveability - a liveable city of great places
  3. Our Environment - an environmentally responsible and sustainable city
  4. Our Economy - an economically thriving city
  5. Our Leadership - a leading and transformational local government organisation.
In March 2020 we invited our community to tell us what the focus for the next eight years should be.

We have received a lot of great feedback which we are now in the process of analysing. We will share common themes and progress on the update of our Community Plan with you soon.

More about our five themes

Community

Our Community Theme is about building a strong and connected community.

We strongly value:

  • quality of life
  • sense of belonging and identity
  • our diverse cultures
  • creative expression
  • supporting people to learn, dream and succeed
  • providing opportunities for our community to connect.

Liveability

Our Liveability Theme is about creating a City of great places.

We strongly value:

  • active and engaging places and main streets
  • creating connections for people and their neighbourhoods
  • innovative and quality green spaces and life outdoors
  • creating and rediscovering our distinctive character
  • revitalising older suburbs and delivering new ways of living
  • helping people move about safely and easily.

Environment

Our Environment Theme is to create an environmentally responsible and sustainable City.

We strongly value:

  • a sustainable future
  • reducing our impact on the environment
  • achieving positive environmental change at a personal and community level
  • becoming greener by planting more and improving biodiversity
  • adapting to issues presented by a changing climate
  • being a leading environmental performer and educator
  • securing our natural and living green assets.


Economy

Our Economy Theme is to support an economically thriving City.

We strongly value:

  • the prosperity of western Adelaide
  • quality local employment opportunities
  • supporting a diverse business base - health, tourism, defence, technology, manufacturing and small business
  • helping our young and diverse people access knowledge and work
  • expanding regional and international market opportunities
  • building strategic alliances.

Leadership

Our Leadership Theme is to be a leading and transformational local government organisation.

We strongly value:

  • forward thinking and high performance
  • exploring new ways of doing things
  • committed leadership
  • being transparent, financially sustainable and effective
  • knowledgeable and ethical decision making
  • responding to community needs and aspirations.

Big Questions

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.”

Further feedback?

Feedback closed on 31 March 2020.