Community to have final say by 8 June


The City of Cockburn is setting aspirational strategic community priorities for the next 10 years following extensive consultation with local residents during 2019.

The City held a series of community workshops, listening posts, face to face meetings and surveys last August to November as part of preparing its Strategic Community Plan 2020-2030.

The community is invited to provide closing feedback to the plan at Comment on Cockburn until 8 June. After consideration, it will be included in a final plan due for presentation to Cockburn Council for adoption this July.

The plan is an agreed common vision to make Cockburn the best place to be and key future priorities were identified from 2300+ responses in a review of the 2016-2026 plan.

Participants aspired to continue being part of a connected Cockburn community with the following important characteristics:

  • Local employment opportunities

  • Ongoing revitalisation of older suburbs and infrastructure like parks

  • Population and housing density management for a desirable living environment

  • Protection of our natural areas,  improved parks, open spaces and streetscapes, more trees and climate change considerations

  • Better public transport options, safe cycleways, footpaths and roads, plus improvements to traffic congestion, parking and roadwork impacts

  • Good governance, financial stability, asset management and community engagement, and

  • A safe, secure community with inclusive community, recreation, health and cultural heritage services and facilities.

City of Cockburn Strategy & Civic Support Executive Manager Gail Bowman said the plan would set the City’s vision, values, aspirations and priorities for the next decade.
“Our community is central to everything we do so we need your help to shape this plan,” Ms Bowman said.

“We asked what you believe Cockburn's priorities should be, what we should be focusing on, and any new or emerging issues we should consider.

“We heard from different people, from all walks of life and although there were a few areas where opinions differed, most people held similar views on what the City should focus on in the next decade.”

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