Monday, 3 February 2020


Mayor Rhys Williams has called on the local community to commit to helping achieve a shared vision about what Mandurah will look and feel like in years to come.

After a year of collaborative work with more than 2,000 community members as part of the Mandurah Matters project, the City has developed the DRAFT 20 Year Strategic Community Plan 2020-2040, and is now asking the community to comment on the Plan.

“During the 18 months comprehensive engagement phase, we asked the community about what matters to Mandurah and worked together to develop a place aspiration and vision, which was officially launched in December,” the Mayor said.

“We are now asking for community feedback to confirm it has captured the community's ideas and suggestions to achieve the vision, and also ask the community how they may be able to help implement to plan.”

“This Plan will be our blueprint for achieving the vision over the next 20 years, and we need the help of our residents and stakeholders to bring this aspiration and vision to life.”

Importantly, some of the ideas and concepts raised during Mandurah Matters are already being implemented including:

- the launch of the new Visit Mandurah brand 'Relaxed by Nature’ in December to profile Mandurah as preferred visitor destination;
- advocating and securing funding to revitalise and develop the Waterfront area including Smart Street Mall, and the Eastern and Western Foreshores, which will get a new skate park, improved play
areas, and an exciting circular estuary pool; and
- positively shaping the way we talk about and perceive our City, with the development of a refreshed City brand that will reflect our community vision and support community members to be strong cultural ambassadors, and broadly amplify the pride we have in being a part of this truly world class location and lifestyle.

Our community said Mandurah should be a place that is “Woven by Waterways, a city with a village heart” and that the following areas matter the most: Economic; Social; Health and Environment. These form the four focus areas of the new draft Strategic Community Plan, which is underpinned by a fifth focus area – Organisational Excellence, outlining how the City of Mandurah will do business.

The City will work towards supporting the community to ensure all key stakeholders (including State and Federal Governments, the City of Mandurah, the Mandurah community and all other partners)play an active role in delivering the Plan's desired outcomes for our community.

The Plan is available at www.mandurahmatters.com.au/stage-4-commit, for community feedback until Wednesday 4 March, before being formally adopted by Council.

Comment on the draft plan and commit to helping deliver our shared vision for the future.