The draft of the Bunbury 2030 Community Strategic Plan has been released for a final round of public consultation.
The Bunbury City Council document sets out the vision, aspirations and objectives of the community and contains the direction and outcomes the Bunbury community would like the council to achieve through until 2030.
Bunbury Mayor David Smith said the plan had been developed in consultation with the community for the community.
Mr Smith said the plan built on past strategic planning work, addressed the challenges the community faced and set out the actions required to work towards achieving the vision.
“It also informs of our longer term planning, which will inform our corporate business plan and future budgets, ” Mr Smith said.
The draft plan was drawn-up following an extensive and expensive public consultation last year.
The results of the ‘Bunbury 2030 your city, your say’ project concluded there was a lack of public support of the council and/or belief in the city’s leadership.
The report contained a number of community concerns, including the council’s relationship with the State Government, which was cited as the reason the city was not prospering, and the perception that “nothing ever happens in Bunbury due to council”.
City of Bunbury chief executive officer Andrew Brien said while the draft was available it was not the final document.
Mr Brien encouraged the community to provide further comments and feedback.
“The draft plan has been developed as a result of extensive community consultation, which the council and staff have tried to encapsulate in the report, ” he said.
“If you provided input into the consultation process and your views do not appear to have been captured correctly or you feel that they have not been addressed, we encourage you to let us know.”
The final round of consultation aims to ensure the community’s views are captured accurately.
Public consultation closes at the end of February.To view a copy of the report go to www.bunbury.wa.gov.au .