An eye on the future
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.”