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Review of the Strategic Community Plan


The Shire of Denmark recently undertook a major review of our Strategic Community Plan, Denmark 2027.

The Strategic Community Plan is the Shire's highest level strategic document that outline's the long-term vision, values, aspirations and priorities for the Shire of Denmark over the next ten years.

Denmark 2027 will drive the development of local plans, resourcing strategies, service levels and other strategic documents required by the Shire of Denmark to deliver on the overall community vision.

Denmark 2027

Community Engagement

In order to develop Denmark 2027, the Shire of Denmark sought input from as many members of our community as possible.

We asked our community members to describe what kind of community they like living in, the things that they would like to see change or stay the same, and the ideas that they have for the future of our Shire.

To help gather this information, the Shire of Denmark undertook four stages of community engagement:


Stage One: Surveys Now Complete

Members of the community responded to Youth and Community Surveys. The Shire of Denmark has analysed the results and is using this information to inform Workshops and Focus Groups in the following stages.


Stage Two: Competitions Now Complete

Members of the community participated in the 'My Vision for Denmark' Youth Drawing and Painting Competition and the 'Visions of Denmark' Open Photo Competition.

Entries will be displayed at the Community Resource Centre between Saturday 6 May - Sunday 14 May, with community members encouraged to vote for a People's Choice award. 


Stage Three: Workshops Now Complete

Staff and members of the community participated in a series of workshops held in Denmark and Peaceful Bay during May. Community groups and organisations also completed Denmark 2027 DIY Kits for those unable to attend a workshop in person, or who wish to complete the visioning activity within a specific group.


Stage Four: Issues in Focus Now Complete

Community members participated in a series of Focus Groups during August, where they shared their knowledge and ideas on a number of topics, including:

  • Sustainable Population and Development
  • Development of Agriculture, Tourism and Small Business
  • Housing Availability and Affordability
  • Decision Making and Community Engagement
  • Bushfire Management and Planning.

Further Information

Information regarding the Department of Local Government and Communities 'Integrated Planning and Reporting'  framework can be found on the website