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Creating Our Inner West 2036

Help build a Community Strategic Plan for the future Inner West.

What is a Community Strategic Plan (CSP)?

  • a vision and plan for the whole community
  • sets goals for the future
  • informs long-term planning

Once complete, the CSP will guide all of Council’s plans, policies and budgets.


The process so far

More than 1700 community members helped to develop the Statement of Vision and Priorities from Sep-Nov 2016. An interim vision and six priorities emerged which Council is now inviting feedback on.

You can find out more about the priorities by reading the Community Strategic Plan Issues Paper. The

Help build a Community Strategic Plan for the future Inner West.

What is a Community Strategic Plan (CSP)?

  • a vision and plan for the whole community
  • sets goals for the future
  • informs long-term planning

Once complete, the CSP will guide all of Council’s plans, policies and budgets.


The process so far

More than 1700 community members helped to develop the Statement of Vision and Priorities from Sep-Nov 2016. An interim vision and six priorities emerged which Council is now inviting feedback on.

You can find out more about the priorities by reading the Community Strategic Plan Issues Paper. The paper outlines the issues, opportunities and considerations that each priority presents.

Have your say

OR

  • Submit a response to any of the questions raised in the Issues Paper. Community groups, service providers and agencies as well as individuals are encouraged to make a submission against the Issues Paper.

Under 18 years of age? Complete a short survey


Other languages

Translated information and surveys can be downloaded in five community languages:


Accessible versions


What happens next?

A draft CSP will be ready for the newly elected Council to consider in September 2017. Updates will be published on this page. You can sign-up to keep updated via our monthly e-newsletter.

  • Creating Our Inner West 2036 - Update

    2 months ago
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    December 2017 the process continues...

    In mid-2017, more that 3000 community members contributed to the Creating our Inner West 2036 adult and youth surveys which built on the Statement of Vision and Priorities and invited further feedback about the issues facing the inner west.

    Following elections in September 2017, new Councillors were engaged on the Community Strategic Plan engagement and results to date. Work is now underway to engage partners and service providers, and draft the document.

    December 2017 the process continues...

    In mid-2017, more that 3000 community members contributed to the Creating our Inner West 2036 adult and youth surveys which built on the Statement of Vision and Priorities and invited further feedback about the issues facing the inner west.

    Following elections in September 2017, new Councillors were engaged on the Community Strategic Plan engagement and results to date. Work is now underway to engage partners and service providers, and draft the document.

  • Futuring Inner West 2036 - Engaging with the Arts Community

    2 months ago
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    Council commissioned Fictions to engage with the local artists community to get their views on the Community Strategic Plan - Creating Our Inner West 2036. Two workshops were delivered with over 20 people participating. You can view a vox pop video from these workshops here. For more information you can read the report here.

    Council commissioned Fictions to engage with the local artists community to get their views on the Community Strategic Plan - Creating Our Inner West 2036. Two workshops were delivered with over 20 people participating. You can view a vox pop video from these workshops here. For more information you can read the report here.
  • What makes Inner West special? Photo Competition

    5 months ago
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    As part of Creating our Inner West 2036, a photo competition was held for under-25s to share what makes the Inner West special for them. More than forty entries were received from young people, with 20 entrants winning a $50 voucher and a chance for their photos to appear in the new Inner West Community Strategic Plan.” See the winning photos

    As part of Creating our Inner West 2036, a photo competition was held for under-25s to share what makes the Inner West special for them. More than forty entries were received from young people, with 20 entrants winning a $50 voucher and a chance for their photos to appear in the new Inner West Community Strategic Plan.” See the winning photos
  • Community Pop Ups

    5 months ago
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    Council coordinated over 40 pop ups, vox pops, displays and events across the LGA to promote the “Creating Our Inner West 2036” survey. The community was encouraged to have their say to help build a Community Strategic Plan for the future Inner West.

    Council coordinated over 40 pop ups, vox pops, displays and events across the LGA to promote the “Creating Our Inner West 2036” survey. The community was encouraged to have their say to help build a Community Strategic Plan for the future Inner West.
  • Youth Survey

    5 months ago
    Youth survey

    More than 200 young people completed the “Creating Our Inner West 2036” youth survey. The youth survey was promoted by Councils’ staff in youth programs, workshops and with local schools.

    More than 200 young people completed the “Creating Our Inner West 2036” youth survey. The youth survey was promoted by Councils’ staff in youth programs, workshops and with local schools.
  • Children as Citizens Project

    5 months ago
    Children as citizens

    Children at the Inner West Early Learning Centres were encouraged to express their opinions, choices and preferences on issues that impact their lives. The engagement included conversations, songs, drawings and a mapping of places children like to go in their local area. This information was analysed and organised into the areas of the Strategic Priorities and will feed into the development of the Creating Our Inner West 2036.

    Children at the Inner West Early Learning Centres were encouraged to express their opinions, choices and preferences on issues that impact their lives. The engagement included conversations, songs, drawings and a mapping of places children like to go in their local area. This information was analysed and organised into the areas of the Strategic Priorities and will feed into the development of the Creating Our Inner West 2036.

  • Carnival of Cultures event

    9 months ago
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    Council's engagement team hosted a stall at Ashfield's Carnival of Cultures on 19 March 2017. Bilingual volunteers helped to ensure that all the Inner West community could participate in Creating Our Inner West 2036. Check out some pictures of what kids love about the Inner West in our photo gallery.

    Council's engagement team hosted a stall at Ashfield's Carnival of Cultures on 19 March 2017. Bilingual volunteers helped to ensure that all the Inner West community could participate in Creating Our Inner West 2036. Check out some pictures of what kids love about the Inner West in our photo gallery.