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Vision and Strategy

Section 5.56 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires the City to plan for the future of the district, for which the key document (in accordance with Regulation 19C of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996) is the Strategic Community Plan (SCP). The latest iteration is the Strategic Community Plan 2019 / 2029 which was adopted by Council on 7 November 2019.

Current versions of the City's strategies and plans are available here.

Strategic Pillars

To support the current review of the SCP, at its July Ordinary Meeting, Council adopted three strategic pillars to drive the City’s strategic vision and identify the City ’s objectives for the future, which are:

  • ‘Liveable’ – a community that is safe, socially cohesive, inclusive and activated
  • ‘Sustainable’ – a healthy environment, with social and economic systems in balance
  • ‘Prosperous’ - a successful, flourishing and thriving City. 
  • Strategic Position Statement

    As a capital city council, the Council of the City of Perth plays an important advocacy role on behalf of its constituents to state and federal levels of government, statutory authorities and other key sector agencies. Pursuant to this, at its Ordinary Meeting held 6 July 2021, Council established a set of 12 Strategic Position Statements for the City of Perth.

    The Strategic Position Statements are as follows:

    1. The Council encourages primary school facilities to be located within the City’s district to attract more families into the central City of Perth. 
    2. The Council encourages the relaxation of constraints within the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 to allow for leases under five years and to support small business development in the City’s district. 
    3. The Council supports a significant reduction of the Perth Parking Levy annual bay costs to facilitate reductions in small business outgoings, encourage economic growth, and visitor attraction. 
    4. The Council supports additions to the rail network within the City’s district to promote a reduction in private vehicle dependency.
    5. The Council welcomes development proposals through the State Government’s Unsolicited Bidding process to encourage renewal and regeneration of underutilised precincts within the City’s district. 
    6. The Council supports the attraction of significant events which promote Perth at an international level. Events of State and/or Capital City significance that attract patrons and which deliver a return on investment to the City are encouraged by the Council.
    7. The Council is supportive of initiatives which contribute to the sustainable future of the City of Perth. 
    8. The Council encourages 'Smart City' infrastructure and management initiatives to support evidence and metrics-based decision-making for the future direction of Perth.  
    9. The Council supports interconnected and dedicated cycle infrastructure being located within the City’s district to reduce private vehicle dependency and promote an active lifestyle. 
    10. The Council encourages a review of CAT bus routes within the City of Perth to ensure the best placement for stops to assist residents, businesses, and visitors to Perth.
    11. The Council is supportive of an Aboriginal Cultural Centre being established within the City of Perth. 
    12. The Council supports the development of a long-term vision or Perth Masterplan to guide the growth of the built environment. The Council supports people-focused design that prioritises infrastructure, connections, amenity, liveability, inclusivity, and sustainability.