Friday, 3 July 2020
A bold new vision for Mandurah and a roadmap for transforming the city’s future has today been unveiled at the official launch of the Mandurah Matters Strategic Community Plan.
The milestone Mandurah Matters Plan was shaped with the help of more than 2000 community members, outlining what’s important to the people of Mandurah and setting out a vision and actions to achieve shared goals over the next 20 years.
Mayor Rhys Williams said the Plan was developed after 18months of work with the community, the City’s biggest community engagement project to date, and now was the time to bring the Plan to life.
“This Plan was shaped by our community, for our community. It clarifies what’s important to us as citizens of Mandurah, and paves an ambitious pathway for the journey ahead,” Mayor Williams said.
“What is clear from our Mandurah Matters conversations is that Mandurah is packed with experienced, motivated and passionate citizens. Now, as we look to the future, it will take all of us working together if we’re going to achieve this ambitious vision for our City.”
Based on what the community highlighted as priorities, the Mandurah Matters Plan has four key focus areas of economy, social wellbeing, health and environment, which will form the basis of everything we do moving forward.
Mandurah’s new vision is:
‘We are built in nature - a meeting place surrounded by unique waterways, where the wellbeing of our people and our environment are nurtured; where business in the community can thrive and entrepreneurship is celebrated. We will be the place where a thriving regional city and the heart of a village meet. This is our Mandjoogoordap.’
“This Plan is particularly important at this point in time as we begin to restart and recover from the effects of the COVID pandemic. Now is the perfect time to focus on our economic plans and using the Transform Mandurah project to launch our bold vision for the future,” Mayor Williams said.
“We are working hard on the $22 million Mandurah Waterfront Project to support local tourism and future jobs, and we’re also now heavily focusing on our big-picture efforts to transform our city and bring growth, development and more economic diversity to our beautiful city.
“I now call on everyone, from local community to all levels of government to get behind this plan and join us in working together to achieve our united vision for Mandurah.”
To view the Mandurah Matters Strategic Community Plan, go to mandurahmatters.com.au