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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.

Community Engagement

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

Community and Youth Surveys have now opened!

Members of the community are invited to  have their say by completing one of the following online surveys:

SURVEYS CLOSE: 4.00pm Friday 7 April 2017

Computer access and assistance is available at the Denmark Library, Community Resource Centre and Shire Administration Office. 

** Paper surveys available on request **


Stage Two: Competitions

A youth drawing competition, ‘My Vision for Denmark’ and an open photo competition, ‘Visions of Denmark’ will open later this month, with winning entries featuring in Denmark 2027. Further information including competition guidelines will be released closer to the date.


Stage Three: Workshops

A series of staff and community workshops will be held during April and May to further consider the information and ideas that were gathered via survey and competition entries during stage one and two. To register your interest in attending a workshop, please provide your contact information when completing the community survey.


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 and will be responsible for brainstorming ideas and solutions. To register your interest in being considered for appointment on a focus group panel, 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

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