Council adopts vision for future

Following an extensive process of development and consultation, Council has adopted its Strategic Community Plan 2018-2028 – the pinnacle of Council’s corporate planning documents.

The Plan captures our vision, values, aspirations and objectives for the future of the Shire of Dardanup. It is the foundation for Council corporate planning and resource allocation.

The plan also outlines how Council will work towards its vision and objectives over the next 10 years and focuses on how the community wants to grow into the future.

It reflects the updated standards outlined in the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines.

Copies of the plan are available to view via THIS PAGE of our website, or in hard copy form at the Administration Centre, Eaton, Eaton Community Library and Dardanup Office.

A shorter Executive Summary document is also available for review at the same website and office locations.

Community members provided input on the plan during a six-week consultation process last year tagged Get Your Think On.

During the consultation, information booths were set up at various locations throughout the Shire where community members could speak with staff and receive assistance with filling out an online survey.

Two workshops were then held with Shire Councillors and Council management, and these outcomes combined with community input saw development of the plan which was released for a three-week period of public comment during February, with no resulting responses.

The plan identifies five key Strategic Objectives which represent the areas of significant community interest and values of the community.

These Objectives are:

  • Leadership
  • Environment
  • Community
  • Prosperity
  • Amenity

Fifty-three strategies have been developed to achieve each of the desired outcomes for these Strategic Objectives and they in turn form the basis of the Corporate Business Plan Actions for the next four years.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said the plan could not have been produced without the input of the local community.

“Your responses gave us a valuable insight into the vision and aspirations for the future,” Mr Bennett said.

“A challenge for all Local Governments is to ascertain and prioritise the aspirations of residents given the available resources of Council.

“Not all aspirations can be achieved but Council will evaluate the cost involved in providing new services and facilities and continue to plan for the growth and development of the community.”


The Strategic Community Plan 2018-2028 has been developed to meet the vision, values and aspirations of the Shire of Dardanup community,

The draft Strategic Community Plan 2018-2028 was presented to Council on the 14 February 2018 where Council resolved [Resolution 41-18] the following :

THAT Council receive and endorse the draft Shire of Dardanup Strategic Community Plan 2018-2028, and advertise the Plan for public comment.

Following a twenty one day public comment period which closed on the 5 March 2018, no comments were received from members of the public.