Updating our Community Plan

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 December 2020, Council endorsed our Community Plan 2020 - 2027.

Our Community Plan 2020-2027 is our aspirational strategic plan that sets the vision for our community and organisation of a 'Leading, Liveable City'.


Feedback from our Community Consultation process during 2020

In March 2020 we commenced a two-stage community engagement process. Initially we asked our community to have a say in the updating of our Community Plan. We wanted to know if our existing Community Plan still resonated and identify any changes in focus. We received valuable feedback and we then drafted 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.

In August 2020 (Stage Two of our consultation process), we invited our community to comment on our new draft Community Plan 2020 - 2027, and the feedback we received helped refine our new Community Plan. You told us that our draft Community Plan 2020 - 2027 reflects community views.

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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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

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.”