Strategic Plan Review

Published on Monday, 27 February 2023 at 10:58:48 AM

Council has commenced a minor review of its Strategic Community Plan.


The Strategic Community Plan shares Council’s visions and aspirations for the future and outlines how it will, over the decade following adoption, work towards a brighter future for the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes community.  The 2021 Plan was developed with full community participation including a survey and community workshop.


The Strategic Community Plan is a strategy and planning document that reflects the longer term (10+ years) community and local government aspirations and priorities.


The Strategic Community Plan responds to three questions put to the community and the local government:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How do we get there?


The Strategic Community Plan prioritises community aspirations giving consideration to:

  • Social objectives
  • Economic objectives
  • Environmental objectives
  • Factors such as changing demographics and land use.

To view the Strategic Community Plan click here.


In accordance with Section 5.56(1) of the Local Government Act 1995, local governments must undertake a review of their Strategic Community Plan every two years, alternating between a minor and major review.


Council’s current Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031 was adopted on 24 June 2021.  A minor review is therefore scheduled to occur in 2023.


Interested persons are invited to provide input into the minor review process via lodging written comments to the Shire.  To assist those persons the Council has released a briefing paper (click here to download).


The focus of the review to date by Council has been to identify minor changes which centre on language corrections and updates to key messaging, statistics, referenced strategies, plans and legislation. The intent of the document remains unchanged.  No changes to the vision, values, aspirations outcomes and objectives have been identified by Council.  Those minor changes are listed in the briefing paper.


Changes to the Plan’s vision, values, aspirations outcomes and objectives would typically only occur after a comprehensive community engagement program and not as part of a minor review exercise however members of the public are entitled to lodge a submission on any aspect of the Plan, including suggesting changes to vision, values, aspirations outcomes and objectives .  Whilst submissions from members of the public can propose such changes Council will consider such proposals having regard to factors such as:


  • the extent of change to existing vision, values, aspirations outcomes and objectives
  • the consistency with community feedback provided in the engagement conducted in 2020.


The briefing paper and Strategic Community Plan can also be accessed at the Library.

The briefing paper provides details on how to make a submission - submissions (Written comments or suggestions) can be submitted as follows:

  • Via email to
  • By post to PO Box 271 Bridgetown WA 6255
  • By hand to Shire Administration Office – 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown WA 6255

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 4.00pm, Wednesday 12th April 2023.

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