Strategic Community Plan 2017 - 2027

 

The Shire of Beverley Strategic Community Plan maps out our vision and represents a clear direction for Council. 

Council has recently completed a minor review of the Strategic Community Plan (Adopted August 2021). 

It serves as the key strategic planning tool, and it contains the primary aims, strategies and priorities to advance the Shire’s vision of “A Place for Community”.

The Shire has recognised the importance in identifying progress made since its first strategic community plan in 2013, to provide a point of measurement for Council and to review growth and challenges encountered which can be learnings for the future.

Since the current strategic plan was adopted in 2018, the Shire has achieved:

Community

Construction of Moort Wabiny Park

Town Hall upgrades to the kitchen, flooring and entries

Construction of the Lesser Hall Courtyard

Upgrades to a number of Hunt Road Village Units

Completion of the Swimming Pool Feasibility Study and completion of design upgrades

 

Environment

Brooking Street Walk Trail

County Peak Trail Plan

Economy

Continued road upgrades including bitumising of town site roads, widening of gravel roads. 

Construction of onsite cabins at the Beverley Caravan Park

Employment of a Projects Officer

New Business at the Industrial Area

New Businesses at the Cornerstone Building

Avondale Feasibility Study

Secured Vincent Street redevelopment funding

Governance

Completion and continuation of 5 year recordkeeping plan

Completion and continuation of Statutory requirements - eg Annual Reports, Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, Budget Reports and Long Term Financial Plan

Our Strategic Community Plan is based on community input and our research to ensure our future is sustainable. Whilst it is recognised that not all outcomes can be delivered immediately, the Plan will guide our decisions over the next ten years.

The Plan

Our Strategic Community Plan is a Council visionary document for the next ten years, based on community feedback, our current position and desired position. This plan will guide our decision making. It has a key place in the Shire’s delivery and management of services and infrastructure, and it is important to our community because it:

  • Provides short term and medium term strategies with a long term vision in mind
  • Includes core drivers to use as a decision making criteria in the future - developed by Council
  • Identifies our strengths, the risks and opportunities for Council
  • Identifies who the plan is for (community – electors, ratepayers, permanent residents and temporary visitors)
  • Provides points of measurement which can be linked to Council and staff key performance indicators

Under the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, state government legislated an integrated framework for corporate planning and reporting. This framework requires all local governments in Western Australia to have two key documents: a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Plan, which are supported by informing strategies including the Workforce Plan, Asset Management Plan and Long Term Financial Plan.

Click here to view the original Strategic Community Plan 2017 - 2027

Click here to view the updated and reviewed Strategic Community Plan (August 2021)

STEPHEN GOLLAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER