An eye on the fu­ture

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

PLAN­NING, trans­port and life­style have been iden­ti­fied a key is­sues in the City of South Perth’s Vi­sion 2027 sur­vey.

The sur­vey was the first stage of a ma­jor re­view of the coun­cil’s Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan, to guide devel­op­ment over the next 10 years.

Al­most 1200 re­sponses were col­lected and the pri­or­i­ties for the City were plan­ning and de­sign, in­fra­struc­ture and trans­port, econ­omy, and life­style.

The in­for­ma­tion will be used dur­ing com­mu­nity and stake­holder work­shops that are be­ing held be­tween March 22 and 27.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said it was great for the coun­cil to get a strong re­sponse to the sur­vey.

“The City’s prox­im­ity to Perth CBD, the Swan River and the cen­tral­ity of South Perth are hugely im­por­tant to our com­mu­nity, as are the vil­lage at­mos­phere and com­mu­nity spirit,” she said.

“The nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, the river, beau­ti­ful parks, open spaces and leafy streetscapes also rated highly when peo­ple were asked what they liked most about liv­ing in, or vis­it­ing the City.

“The cafe, restau­rant and bar scene had wide­spread sup­port too. It was par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar amongst the younger de­mo­graphic, as was im­prov­ing the re­tail of­fer­ing.

“The sur­vey also re­vealed our com­mu­nity were sup­port­ive of im­prove­ments in pub­lic trans­port, specif­i­cally a train sta­tion in South Perth as well as more pub­lic park­ing and free shop­per park­ing.”

Ms Do­herty said more than 800 peo­ple had reg­is­tered for work­shops, which was en­cour­ag­ing.

“At these work­shops, the com­mu­nity will work to cre­ate a vi­sion for the City in each of the work­shop fo­cus ar­eas, re­view cur­rent strate­gies and cre­ate new ones,” she said.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to shap­ing the City’s fu­ture with you.”

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