Our community-led plan is now on exhibition until 20 May

Twelve months, two rounds of community consultation and over 3,000 community submissions later, our draft community-led plan is now on exhibition.

Our Future 2036 captures your vision for the future of City of Canada Bay and guides the work Council will do to get there.

The draft is now available to read and download below or by clicking here. Please provide any feedback you have via the form underneath. With your help, we hope to confirm the community's vision for the City of Canada Bay and adopt this plan in June 2022.

Looking to the near future, our draft Delivery Program 2022–26 and Operational Plan 2022–23 is now also on exhibition, outlining how Council will deliver the community priorities outlined in Our Future 2036. If you would like to provide feedback on these documents, click here.

Consultation outcomes

Phase 2 results

The second phase of consultation ran from 22 October 2021 31 January 2022 and aimed to do three things:

  • Delve deeper into top priorities identified in phase 1
  • Confirm a vision statement for the plan
  • Consolidate key elements of the plan including strategic directions, priorities and objectives

We received 1,125 submissions from the community and a summary of what you said is provided below. The complete engagement report can be viewed here.

  • Vision statement

    We asked you to vote for a vision for our community-led plan and received 743 votes.

    The vision statement that came out on top is: Together we are an inclusive, sustainable and thriving foreshore community

    View engagement report 
  • Key findings

    • All drafted priorities are of high importance the community
    • 69% of survey respondents strongly agree or agree that the drafted strategic directions and priorities capture key challenges and opportunities from now until 2036
    • Findings from focus groups and workshops was synonymous with feedback received through phase 1 in terms of top priorities and challenges
    • Community safety and more outdoor recreation facilities is particularly important to our young people
    View engagement report 
  • Areas of improvement

    • Looking after the environment is particularly important to the community, and some community members feel it should be given more weight or should be considered the top priority
    • Concern was expressed over lack of specific targets
    • Some residents believe the strategic directions and priorities need to more adequately address population growth and development
    • Ideas would be conveyed more clearly if simpler language was used
    View engagement report 

Phase 1 results

From 1 June –1 August 2021, we received an incredible 1,946 submissions from the community to help shape our community-led plan. Below is a summary of what you told us.

  • Top values

    • The natural environment and open space
    • Care for and access to our foreshore
    • Community safety
    View engagement report 
  • Top priorities for Council management

    Managing traffic and parking

    • Advocate for improved public transport
    • Improve infrastructure to encourage walking and cycling

    Ensuring a sustainable natural environment

    • Respond to and mitigate the impacts of climate change
    • Divert more household waste from landfill and promote waste avoidance, reuse and recycling
    • Build biodiversity and tree canopy

    Nurturing a sense of community and social cohesion

    • Provide information about local clubs, groups and volunteer opportunities
    • More events and public art
    View engagement report 

Project background

Our Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is our community-led plan, which sets out what the City of Canada Bay will look like in the future and guides all the work Council will do to get there. We're reviewing this plan and to do so, we're looking ahead to 2036.

Now's the time to have your say. Your input and ideas will be used to develop our new community-led plan, Our Future 2036.

What is our community-led plan?

The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is our community-led plan and is the highest level of planning undertaken by a local council. It sets out the community's vision and goals for the next 10+ years. All other plans developed by Council reflect and support the implementation of the CSP.

To learn more about the requirements of a Community Strategic Plan, click here.

YOUR future 2030 is our current CSP, check it out below.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    1 June – 1 August 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Report on feedback

    Community feedback is reviewed and collated

    August 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community consultation (round two)

    22 October 2021 — 31 January 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Report on feedback

    February 2022

    Community feedback is reviewed and collated

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Draft plan

    March 2022

    First draft of the Community Strategic Plan is prepared

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Present draft plan to Council

    April 2022

    Draft plan presented to Council for adoption

  • Timeline item 7 - active

    Public exhibition of draft plan

    April/May 2022

    Draft plan is presented online to get further feedback from the community

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Feedback considered

    May/June 2022

    All feedback is reviewed and draft plan is amended

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Present final plan to Council

    June 2022

    Final plan is presented to Council for adoption

  • Timeline item 10 - incomplete

    Share final plan with the community

    June 2022