Community Strategic Plan Review 2021

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Planning for our community’s future

Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035 is our highest level long-term plan for our City.

It reflects our vision, aspirations and priorities for the future and outlines how we will work together to achieve these goals. It maps our journey of:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be in 10 years’ time?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know we’ve arrived?

Every 4 years, following an ordinary election of Councillors, the Council must review the Community Strategic Plan (CSP). In preparation for the 2021 Council elections, we've started the process of reviewing and updating our CSP. Any changes to the CSP must be endorsed by the Council by 30 June 2022.


Community engagement

The first round of engagement has now closed. We will review all the feedback provided by the community and it will help us develop the draft Community Strategic Plan. There will be more opportunities to provide your ideas and feedback in the future. We will post all project updates here on this page. Please make sure you click 'Subscribe' in the 'Stay informed' box on the right so you get notified of all updates and opportunities to participate.

Council’s role is to guide the community and other key stakeholders through important conversations about what kind of City we want the Blue Mountains to be by 2035 and what the priorities and aspirations of our community are for the future.

We are committed to informed and transparent consultation and decision-making, and Council will use a range of engagement techniques to ensure the community and other stakeholders have an opportunity to have their say and provide meaningful input. The Community Engagement Strategy outlines how we will be consulting and engaging with our community and stakeholders.


How to get involved

Click 'Subscribe' in the 'Stay informed' box on the right, to be told when the latest information is available, and about opportunities to participate and have your say.


Planning for our community’s future

Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035 is our highest level long-term plan for our City.

It reflects our vision, aspirations and priorities for the future and outlines how we will work together to achieve these goals. It maps our journey of:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be in 10 years’ time?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know we’ve arrived?

Every 4 years, following an ordinary election of Councillors, the Council must review the Community Strategic Plan (CSP). In preparation for the 2021 Council elections, we've started the process of reviewing and updating our CSP. Any changes to the CSP must be endorsed by the Council by 30 June 2022.


Community engagement

The first round of engagement has now closed. We will review all the feedback provided by the community and it will help us develop the draft Community Strategic Plan. There will be more opportunities to provide your ideas and feedback in the future. We will post all project updates here on this page. Please make sure you click 'Subscribe' in the 'Stay informed' box on the right so you get notified of all updates and opportunities to participate.

Council’s role is to guide the community and other key stakeholders through important conversations about what kind of City we want the Blue Mountains to be by 2035 and what the priorities and aspirations of our community are for the future.

We are committed to informed and transparent consultation and decision-making, and Council will use a range of engagement techniques to ensure the community and other stakeholders have an opportunity to have their say and provide meaningful input. The Community Engagement Strategy outlines how we will be consulting and engaging with our community and stakeholders.


How to get involved

Click 'Subscribe' in the 'Stay informed' box on the right, to be told when the latest information is available, and about opportunities to participate and have your say.


  • Focus Groups on Levels of Service

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    In late June, five planning area-based focus groups were held, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss their experiences of the services offered by council, and obtain their input on how to best achieve acceptable levels of service within the available resourcing.

    The first three focus groups were held as a face-to-face engagement, however escalating COVID-19 case numbers meant the last 2 sessions moved to an online format. Both formats gave community members the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion and consideration of key priorities for Council's service delivery.

    You can access the summary report here: Levels of Service Focus Groups Report - Community Strategic Plan Engagement Stage 3

  • Stakeholder Workshop explores priorities and opportunities for collaboration

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    On 1 June 2021, more than 60 Blue Mountains City Council stakeholders and staff came together for a virtual workshop to discuss priorities for the future, and the ways in which we can work together more effectively to achieve the best possible outcomes for the Blue Mountains community, now and into the future.

    This highly interactive workshop engaged stakeholders in a number of activities and provided the opportunity to share success stories, challenges and opportunities to make better use of the region's unique collective resources to respond to the complex challenges we face.

    You can access the summary report here:Stakeholder Workshop Report - Community Strategic Plan Engagement Stage 2


  • Blue Mountains community shares values, challenges and priorities

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    During April-May 2021, we asked our community via an online survey to share with us:

    • what they value most about living in the Blue Mountains
    • what they see as the key challenges, strengths and opportunities are
    • their vision and priorities for the future.

    This information will be used to help inform the update of the Community Strategic Plan.

    You can access the summary report here: Survey Report - Community Strategic Plan Engagement Stage 1

Page last updated: 25 August 2021, 13:31