Mandurah community to help shape City’s story for next 20 years

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams.
Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams.

MANDURAH Mayor Rhys Williams wants the community to help shape the city’s story for the next 20 years.

In a recent notice of motion, he asked council officers to establish a framework for a city-wide engagement campaign aimed at a clear, citizen-led vision for Mandurah’s future.

He said it was time the community had a say.

As part of the campaign, the council would convene the Future of Mandurah Summit to engage closely with stakeholders and residents to consider priorities and with elected members on design and implementation of the campaign.

“More than 870,000 people have chosen to call Mandurah home,’’ Mayor Williams said.

“Our best chance at developing a compelling vision for the future is in working in close collaboration with them.

“We are ready as a local government to fully embrace a citizen-led philosophy.

“The council is best placed to engage with our citizens directly about their aspirations for the future.”

Cr Matt Rogers said the move would show “how serious we are as a council”.

”It will be a first for Mandurah and for WA – don’t under-estimate the power of a shared vision,’’ he said.