CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future is the long-term strategic management plan for the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
Update: CityPlan 2030 review now complete
12 September 2017
The final CityPlan 2030 – Update 2017 document was endorsed by the Council at its meeting held on 11 September 2017. A summary of the 2016/2017 review process is provided below.
The Council recently completed an update of CityPlan 2030 as part of the four-yearly review required under Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1999. Prior to commencing the review process, a program for community engagement and consultation was developed to encourage the community to ‘have its say’ on the review of the Plan.
Community engagement and consultation program
The initial stage of the consultation program included four workshops with sections of the community including: school students, community group representatives, and randomly selected business owners and local residents.
The format of the workshops encouraged participants to review the Objectives and Strategies of each of the CityPlan 2030 Outcomes (being Social Equity, Cultural Vitality, Economic Prosperity and Environmental Sustainability).
The workshops were attended by more than 160 people, with an extensive amount of feedback received by the community. Whilst some suggestions and comments are outside of the Council’s control, the feedback received was used to prepare the revised CityPlan 2030 document.
A Summary Report of the Stage 1 consultation activities and responses was prepared and released as part of the Stage 2 consultation process.
Download: Summary Report of Stage 1
Examples of some of the common areas of feedback and themes received at the workshops are listed below:
- clarity around the wording and intent of the Objectives and Strategies of CityPlan 2030
- encouraging the development of attractive and vibrant streetscapes
- more communication from the Council about events, services and other opportunities
- discussion on sports and recreation activities and facilities, such as community gardens
- recognition and support for the diverse cultures of our residents
- continuing to protect and promote heritage and history
- highlighting support for businesses and encouraging diversity in the range of businesses in our Council
- greater emphasis on environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation.
The second and final stage of consultation recently concluded on 30 August 2017. The draft CityPlan 2030 – Update 2017 document was placed on public consultation for a period of four weeks, and the community was invited to review and provide comment on the draft. The Plan was promoted through the Council’s website and communications, and three community drop-in sessions were held to encourage people to discuss the draft Plan with Council staff.
To assist the community in understanding the emerging issues and trends that are impacting the community and, more generally, the Council area, a Discussion Paper was prepared and released as part of the Stage 2 consultation process.
Download: Discussion Paper
At the end of the consultation period, all submissions were reviewed and analysed, which resulted in further amendments to the draft Plan. A summary of the Stage 2 feedback is provided below:
- general support for the document and overall appearance of the draft Plan
- comments providing suggestions for, or questioning how, the Plan will be measured and tracked over time
- requests for greater reference to ‘inclusion and diversity’ in the Plan
- requests for stronger reference to ‘elders in the community’
- suggestion that events and services should be used to attract tourists to the City
- specific comments relating to the Targets in the draft Plan.
These comments were reviewed resulting in minor changes to the Plan.
The Council would like to thank the community for its comments and input into the review of CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future.
Download: CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future
CityPlan 2030 sets out the strategic direction of our City over the next 20 years and beyond.
CityPlan 2030 was prepared in 2007-2008, following an extensive community visioning exercise. Close to 10,000 comments were received from the community about what we should keep, change and create for our City by the year 2030.
The Vision, Outcomes and Objectives were developed based on the community’s aspirations and priorities and the final Plan was endorsed by the Council in July 2008, and forms the foundations of the current version of CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future – Update 2017.
CityPlan 2030 is based on the concept that, as a community, we can shape, model and influence our future by the actions we take today. It does not address all of the programs, services and work areas which the Council provides. Rather, it is focused on the priorities which have been identified by the Council and the community and translated into four key Outcomes:
1. Social Equity
2. Cultural Vitality
3. Economic Prosperity
4. Environmental Sustainability
These four Outcomes form the Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL) approach to sustainability that has been adopted in CityPlan 2030, and are discussed further below.
CityPlan 2030 was updated in 2017 to reflect changing priorities for our community, as well as broader societal trends and influences.
QBL framework & sustainability principles
The four key Outcomes reflect the four ‘Pillars’ of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability, which help to build in sustainability principles across the organisation and align of all the Council’s operations with the priorities contained within CityPlan 2030.
Everything we do as a Council is based on achieving community well-being through the four key Outcomes listed above.
The Objectives and Strategies contained within CityPlan 2030 set out the priorities for achieving the Outcomes. The Strategies outline, in broad terms, how this will be implemented. The Indicators and Targets have been identified to ensure that progress towards achieving each of the Outcomes and specific strategies can be measured.
The four Key Outcomes reflect the four ‘pillars’ of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability, which helps to build in sustainability principles across the organisation and facilitates the alignment of all Council operations with the priorities contained within CityPlan 2030.
The Objectives and Strategies contained within CityPlan 2030 sets out the priorities for what needs to happen to achieve the Outcomes. The Strategies outline in broad terms, how this will be implemented. Indicators and Targets have been identified to ensure that progress towards achieving each of the Outcomes can be measured.
A review of CityPlan 2030 is conducted on a regular basis to ensure that the strategic priorities of the Plan continue to reflect the community's aspirations. The schedule of reviews is outlined in the figure below.
The 2016-2017 review of CityPlan 2030 was recently completed by the Council, with the next review scheduled for 2020.
Contact the Council’s Strategic Projects Coordinator, Olivia Franco, on 08 8366 4524 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org