The City of Stirling strategic planning documents outline the activities and future directions laid out by the Council. The principle document is the Strategic Plan 2009–2012.
Strategic Plan 2009–2012
The Strategic plan is the City of Stirling’s most important strategic document and is the blueprint for what the City Council hopes to achieve over the next 4 years and how this will be done. It details initiatives that the City will undertake to achieve its vision, “Stirling: The City of Choice”, by identifying the following five goals:
- To develop a responsive and inclusive community that balances the competing needs of the local and wider communities.
- To plan, develop, enhance and maintain a sustainable built and natural environment.
- To foster the ongoing economic development of the City, encouraging sustainable investment and employment.
- To foster the use of alliances and partnerships that bring sustainable economic benefits and enhanced expertise for the community.
- To position the City as an Employer of Choice through a dynamic, effective customer-focused organisation and a positive work culture that leads, values and supports its people.
The Strategic Plan 2009–2012 was developed in consultation with the Council, staff, community and other relevant stakeholders.
Hard copies are available by contacting the Customer Contact Centre .
Developing the new Community Plan
The City of Stirling is in the process of developing a new Community Plan which will set out its vision, aspirations and goals for the next ten years and beyond. The City aims to have the new Plan approved during 2012.
The City will also develop a series of other plans to help deliver the vision and goals in the Community Plan detailed below:
- A Corporate Business Plan setting out what the City will do over the next 4-5 years to achieve the Community Plan goals
- A Long Term Financial Plan to map out how the City will fund its activities over the course of the Community Plan.
- An Asset Management Plan and Workforce Plan setting out how the City will use physical and human resources to deliver the goals in the Community Plan.
These plans will be in place by July 2013.
During 2012-13 the City will be reviewing its other plans and strategies and aligning these with the Community and Corporate Business Plans. These plans will be added to this site as they are developed. If you would like to know more please contact the City’s Coordinator of Strategic Planning via email on email@example.com.
The City of Stirling’s Local Biodiversity Strategy is a framework for the assessment of all natural areas (bushlands, wetlands and coastal dunes) within the City, to determine their diversity of plants and animals.
The City of Stirling’s Coastal Report of 1984 and the Review of the Coastal Report 1996 are to be further reviewed following the adoption of the Perth Coastal Planning Strategy by the Department for Planning.
The revised coastal strategy will set the policy directions for the management of the coastal strip. It will define the principal conservation zones and public recreational areas, and provide guidelines for future improvements. It will also align the City’s policy directions with both state and regional coastal strategies, and provide the framework for local management plans in specific coastal sites.
Green Plan 2
Green Plan 2 is the City of Stirling’s strategy for the conservation of urban bushlands, emphasising the protection of smaller bushland remnants just as comprehensively as the larger bushlands. It also advocates the conservation of bushland in school and university grounds and private golf courses.
In addition to naturally occurring bushland, parklands, recreation reserves, road medians, coastal dunes and other wildlife movement corridors will be enhanced with local native and indigenous plants. This strengthens biological linkages within the area in terms of movement of insects, birds and animals, which in turn facilitates the transfer of pollen, seeds, fruits, nuts etc.
The conservation strategy involves weed eradication, pest and disease control, prevention of rubbish dumping, and prohibition of clearing, logging, burning and other forms of misuse. It also involves the restoring bushland either through natural processes or human assistance.