What is the purpose of this Plan?

It is a legislative requirement of the local Government Act 1999 and the Development Act in Section 30 that we regularly review our Strategic and Development Plans.  This review process allows us to gather community input and use this to determine the future direction for the City of Unley, so that budgets and strategies can be set.

The Draft Community Plan 2033 is what we have produced in response to the community’s feedback.  Your survey responses will allow us to do two things:

  • Develop the final Community Plan 2033 
  • Draft the Strategic Directions Report (Development Plan Review)

Future strategic plans produced by Council will be aligned with both of these Plans.

What's the background of this project?

In producing the Draft Community Plan 2033, the City of Unley has taken the approach of combining the Strategic Plan review and the Development Plan review into a single program . 

To inform the direction and content of the Draft Community Plan 2033 we undertook an extensive consultation process with the Community of Possibilities initiative, which took place across June and July this year.  Over 2,400 ideas and suggestions were received from the community, and these were used in producing the Community Plan 2033.

This next phase of consultation is to seek feedback regarding our interpretation of your ideas, and the degree to which the Plan aligns with the aspirations of our community. 

Once this consultation phase is complete, there will be a Public Hearing held early in 2013 to give any person who makes a written submission the opportunity to appear personally or by representative before the Council in relation to their submission.  It is important to indicate clearly in your written submission if you wish to be heard at the Public Hearing.

After the Public Hearing two plans will be completed;

  • The Community Plan 2033, and
  • The Strategic Directions Report (Development Plan Review)

Future strategic plans produced by Council will be aligned with both of these Plans.

What previous consultation has taken place regarding this project?

To inform the direction and substance of the Draft Community Plan 2033 the City undertook an extensive consultation process with the Community of Possibilities initiative, which took place across June and July this year.  Over 2 400 ideas and suggestions were received from the community, and these were used to inform the direction and substance of Community Plan 2033.

This next phase of consultation is to seek feedback regarding our interpretation of your ideas, and the degree to which the Plan aligns with aspirations of our community. 

What opportunities will I have to share my view?

There are a number of ways that you can provide your feedback to us:

  • You may, after registering, answer the survey on this web page.  
  • Wherever you view the Draft Community Plan 2033 in hard copy you can complete a survey form.  This can either be handed back to the Council staff member or posted to Draft Community Plan 2033, PO Box 1, Unley, South Australia, 5061

Having made your submission, you may also be heard at a Public Hearing which will be held early in 2013 to give any person who makes a written submission the opportunity to appear personally or by representative before the Council in relation to their submission.  You will need to indicate clearly in your submission if you wish to be heard at the Public Hearing.

What will happen to my feedback?

Your feedback will be recorded and considered by the project team in finalising the Community Plan 2033.

What are the next steps of this project?

Following this community consultation, there will be a Public Hearing held early in 2013 to give any person who makes a written submission the opportunity to appear personally or by representative before the Council in relation to their submission. It is important to indicate clearly in your written submission if you wish to be heard at the Public Hearing.

After the Public Hearing the responses will be compiled in to a summary report and presented to Council, along with recommendations regarding the next stage of the project and changes that need to be considered.  

Two plans will then be completed;

  • The Community Plan 2033, and
  • The Strategic Directions Report (Development Plan Review)

Future strategic plans produced by Council will be aligned with both of these Plans.

 


Where can I get more information?

If you would like to see a report featuring the responses that we recieved from The Community of Possibilities initiative click here.

You may also view the document at Council’s Civic Centre (181 Unley Road, Unley).

For more information please contact Annabel Shinkfield, Manager Communications on 8372 5441 ashinkfield@unley.sa.gov.au or David Brown, Principle Policy Planner, 8372 5185 dbrown@unley.sa.gov.au