Review of the Strategic Community Plan
The Shire of Denmark is currently undertaking a major review of our Strategic Community Plan, Denmark 2027.
The Strategic Community Plan will become the Shire's highest level strategic document that will outline the long-term vision, values, aspirations and priorities for Denmark over the next ten years.
Denmark 2027 will then 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.
In order to develop Denmark 2027, we need input from as many members of our community as possible.
We want to know what kind of community you like living in, the things that you would like to see change or stay the same, and the ideas that you have for growing our Shire.
To help gather this information, the Shire of Denmark will be undertaking four stages of community engagement:
Stage One: Surveys Now Closed
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 Open!
Members of the community are encouraged to participate in the following competitions:
- My Vision for Denmark: Drawing & Painting Competition (<12)
- Visions of Denmark: Photo Competition (12+)
There are a number of prizes on offer and winning entries will feature in Denmark 2027!
COMPETITIONS CLOSE: 4.00pm Friday 21 April 2017
Click the following links to download competition entry forms and guidelines:
Entry Form: My Vision for Denmark: Drawing & Painting Competition
Entry Form: Visions of Denmark: Photo Competition
Model Release Form: Visions of Denmark: Photo Competition
Hardcopies are also available at the Library, Recreation Centre, Community Resource Centre and Shire Administration Office.
Stage Three: Workshops
A Community Workshop in Denmark is due to be scheduled towards the end of May, with further details released as they become available.
Stage Four: Focus Groups
A series of stakeholder focus groups will be held during June to consider key issues and themes raised during the community engagement period. Each focus group will have an appointed panel of local and external experts (in addition to an audience) and will be responsible for brainstorming ideas and solutions. To register your interest in being considered for appointment on a focus group panel, or to attend a focus group as an audience member, please provide your contact information when completing the community survey.
Following the conclusion of the community engagement period, a draft version of Denmark 2027 will be presented to the community for review, before being adopted by Council in September 2017.
By participating in the review process, you can share your vision for Denmark and ensure that Council considers what is important to you when developing our plan for the future.
Further information regarding the review process and the community engagement schedule can be found in the following documents:
Major Review Project Plan & Community Engagement Schedule
Community Engagement Information Sheet
Council Item 8.5.2: Major Review of the Strategic Community Plan
Information regarding the Department of Local Government and Communities 'Integrated Planning and Reporting' framework can be found on the website www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/CommunityInitiatives/Pages/Integrated-Planning-and-Reporting.aspx.