Coun­cil asks you to look into crys­tal ball

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE City of South Perth is ask­ing res­i­dents for their vi­sion of the fu­ture as it puts to­gether a plan to drive the area for­ward.

The coun­cil is em­bark­ing on a ma­jor re­view of its 10-year Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan and is look­ing for peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in Vi­sion 2027 by com­plet­ing an on­line or hard­copy sur­vey.

Mayor Sue Do­herty said it was dif­fi­cult to imag­ine what the City would look like in 2027 but there were a num­ber of ways she would like to see the City evolve.

“I’d like to see the area main­tain its green­ness and in­crease its vi­brancy and op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple,” she said.

“A train sta­tion, as promised by the State Gov­ern­ment, is some­thing I’d like to see in that time.

“Ob­vi­ously there will be an in­crease in pop­u­la­tion so there could be a need for more schools; we might see th­ese be­ing housed in high­rise build­ings.

“I’d like to see the area be­come more tourist fo­cused, es­pe­cially with El­iz­a­beth Quay nearby, and I’d like to see the river spa­ces be­come more ac­ti­vated.

“What makes the City spe­cial is the com­mu­nity spirit and I’d like to see that con­tinue.”

Ms Do­herty said it was im­por­tant for peo­ple to have a say in the fu­ture of the City.

“We want to hear as many voices as we can and en­gage younger peo­ple be­cause they will be here in d460621 From Novem­ber 7 to De­cem­ber 9, mem­bers of the com­mu­nity can com­plete the Vi­sion 2027 sur­vey by vis­it­ing the City’s Your Say South Perth on­line en­gage­ment por­tal or by pick­ing up a hard­copy of the sur­vey from se­lected City venues.

Hard copy sur­veys will be avail­able to com­plete from City venues in­clud­ing; Civic Cen­tre, Oper­a­tions Cen­tre, South Perth Li­brary, Man­ning Li­brary, Man­ning Men’s Shed, South Perth Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­tre, Man­ning Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­tre, Ge­orge Bur­nett Leisure Cen­tre and Old Mill.

In­for­ma­tion and re­sponses col­lected will help to re­shape the City’s vi­sion and pri­or­i­ties with the fi­nal out­come of this sig­nif­i­cant re­view be­ing the 2017-2027 Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan. the fu­ture,” the mayor said.

“I’m sure there are some left-field sug­ges­tions that we haven’t even thought about be­fore.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty.

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