BETTER communications between the council and residents is a priority in a new community plan adopted by Kalamunda Shire at a meeting last night.
Councillors approved the document ‘Kalamunda Advancing 2027’ containing other key areas to build shared pathways, improve road networks, recreation and community facilities.
A review of the Local Planning Scheme is proposed to simplify the planning process.
The plan also renews the council’s commitment to care for the natural environment and work with the community to support the rural sector.
Shire President Andrew Waddell said Kalamunda was a vibrant community of many lifestyles and no longer a quiet town on the edge of Perth.
“Based on community feedback, our focuses continue to be the delivery of our commitment to connecting communities, preserving our unique environment, advocating to different levels of government, and delivering high quality value for money services to the community,” he said.
“The Shire of Kalamunda has seen incredible change over the past couple of decades.”
Mr Waddell said the community plan would help the council preserve and advance the many unique aspects of the area.
He thanked those who completed surveys, spoke with staff at shopping centres and attended workshops throughout the development of the draft plan.
The Strategic Community Plan is the highest-level plan prepared by council to document community priorities for the Shire of Kalamunda over the next decade and the framework is used to support business activities and future planning.
Copies of the plan will be available from the council and online at www.planthefuture.com.au.