City of South Perth seeks resident input on future vision

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty. Picture: Jon Hewson
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty. Picture: Jon Hewson

THE City of South Perth is asking residents for their vision of the future as it puts together a plan to drive the area forward.

The council is embarking on a major review of its 10-year Strategic Community Plan and is looking for people to participate in Vision 2027 by completing an online or hardcopy survey.

Mayor Sue Doherty said it was difficult to imagine what the City would look like in 2027 but there were a number of ways she would like to see the City evolve.

“I’d like to see the area maintain its greenness and increase its vibrancy and opportunities for people,” she said.

“A train station, as promised by the State Government, is something I’d like to see in that time.

“Obviously there will be an increase in population so there could be a need for more schools; we might see these being housed in highrise buildings.

“I’d like to see the area become more tourist focused, especially with Elizabeth Quay nearby, and I’d like to see the river spaces become more activated.

“What makes the City special is the community spirit and I’d like to see that continue.”

Ms Doherty said it was important for residents to have a say in the future of the City.

“We want to hear as many voices as we can and engage younger people because they will be here in the future,” she said.

“I’m sure there are some left-field suggestions that we haven’t even thought about before.”

From November 7 to December 9, members of the community can complete the Vision 2027 survey by visiting the City’s Your Say South Perth online engagement portal or by picking up a hardcopy of the survey from selected City venues.

Hardcopy surveys will be available to complete from City venues including Civic Centre, Operations Centre, South Perth Library, Manning Library, Manning Men’s Shed, South Perth Senior Citizens Centre, Manning Senior Citizens Centre, George Burnett Leisure Centre and Old Mill.

Information and responses collected will help to reshape the City’s vision and priorities with the outcome of this significant review being the 2017-2027 Strategic Community Plan.