More than 1,900 people shared over 10,000 ideas to help shape the future of Perth City during Share to Shape Our Capital, the largest consultation ever undertaken by City of Perth.
Run over 40 days in March and April, the consultation featured 20 workshops, two online surveys and a dozen Pop Up Opinion Lounges across Perth, generating over 1,900 conversations about the future of Western Australia’s capital city.
“The feedback from the community during Share to Shape Our Capital was fantastic,” Martin Mileham, City of Perth Chief Executive Officer, said.
“We deliberately shaped the consultation to create as many opportunities as possible for people to participate, and that really paid off. We heard from a broad cross section of the community, who demonstrated very clearly that they are passionate about their capital city.”
The consultation was designed to ensure that the City of Perth’s Strategic Community Plan – which sets out the vision for Perth over the coming decade – reflects the hopes and aspirations of Western Australians.
The 10,000 ideas generated during Share to Shape Our Capital were distilled into a report (Share to Shape Strategic Community Plan Synthesis Report).
A Citizens’ Advisory Group, made up of 18 volunteers, then worked with City of Perth Elected Members and the Executive Leadership Group to distil the report into key themes and goals. These will form the basis of the Strategic Community Plan that will be presented to City of Perth Council for endorsement on 28 June.
“It was a daunting task, working through the Synthesis Report and using it to identify goals for the Strategic Community Plan,” Citizens’ Advisory Group volunteer Catherine Mendez said.
“We worked really hard to make sure the goals we identified were a true reflection of the hopes and aspirations the community had expressed during the Share to Shape Our Capital consultation.”
The Strategic Community Plan sets out a vision for Perth for the coming decade and is a legislative requirement for the City of Perth under the Local Government Act.
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