Our Planning

Community Engagement Strategy

The Council, under the Local Government Act 1993, is required to have a community engagement strategy, based upon social justice principles, for engaging the community when developing the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and for other planning activities. The purpose of this strategy is to outline the processes Council will use to engage the community in a range of planning contexts. It describes how the Council's Community Engagement Policy will be implemented and it informs how individual engagement action plans will be developed and carried out.

Community Engagement Strategy

Community Strategic Plan

YOUR future 2030 is the Community Strategic Plan for the future of the City of Canada Bay. The plan reflects the aspirations and priorities of the community that were identified following extensive engagement, using a variety of methods, from September 2017 until February 2018.

The plan identifies themes, goals and strategies that will provide direction for the delivery of outcomes from 2018 until 2030. In effect, this document provides information on where we were in 2017, where we want to be in 2030, how we will get there and how we will know when we have arrived.

No one entity can deliver all of the outcomes we need for our future. All levels of government, businesses, community groups and residents have a level of responsibility to work together and contribute.

Based on what you said throughout the extensive engagement processes, the plan identifies five key themes:

  1. Inclusive, involved and prosperous

  2. Environmentally responsible

  3. Easy to get around

  4. Engaged and future focussed

  5. Visionary, smart and accountable.

The plan also identifies the Delivery Strategies that are implemented through the Delivery Program.

YOUR future 2030 will be reviewed following the next Council election to be held in September 2020.

YOUR future 2030


Delivery Program and Operational Plan

The Delivery Program is a high-level document that sets out the projects, programs and services Council has committed to delivery during its term of office, which work towards the strategic goals as identified in the Community Strategic Plan, YOUR future 2030.

The Operational Plan sets out the details of the Delivery Program, detailing every activity to be undertaken by Council in a specific year to achieve the commitments made in the Delivery Program. 

The Operational Plan includes a detailed budget and revenue policy. 

Council reports progress against the Operational Plan on a biannual basis.

Operational Plan 2019-2020

Resourcing Strategy

Council's Resourcing Strategy identifies how the goals and aspirations identified in the Community Strategic Plan, YOUR future 2030, and actioned through the Delivery Program, will be prioritised and achieved.

The Resourcing Strategy comprises of three components: 

  • Our Workforce
  • Our Assets
  • Our Finance

The Resourcing Strategy is also intended to make clear what elements of the Community Strategic Plan the council will take responsibility for. Other levels of government, business, non-government organisations, community groups and individuals will also have a role in achieving the outcomes of the Community Strategic Plan.

Resourcing Strategy

Fees and charges

Council's annual schedule of fees and charges is developed in conjunction with the Operational Plan each year. 

Fees and Charges