Strategic Management Plan under review

COMMUNITY VISION: District Council of Grant chief executive officer Darryl Whicker spoke at the recent Strategic Management Plan review workshops. Picture: Supplied.

In partnership with the community, the District Council of Grant has started to review its long term goals and strategies outlined in its Strategic Management Plan.

Mayor Kylie Boston said the plan was council’s core document which guides planning and decision-making processes.

“It’s important to understand our community’s long term vision and expectations to ensure we deliver relevant actions to support our districts growth and success,” she said.

“We want to achieve a shared community vision with input from those with a passion and lived experience in our area.”

Representatives from a variety of community groups, local businesses and key industries formed a citizen’s jury to discuss how the district has changed and future opportunities to explore at a workshop, which council chief executive Darryl Whicker said would ensure a wide range of views were heard.

“The citizen’s jury is made up of a diverse range of people across our district comprising disability support, not-for-profits, business leaders, partner agencies and community groups,” he said.

“Corresponding workshops with council’s staff leadership team and elected members were also held to ensure that we are gathering information from all perspectives.”

Ms Boston said she was excited to continue engaging with the community and hearing their thoughts.

Wider community members will have an opportunity to have their say and inform the Strategic Management Plan in early 2024.

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The District Council of Grant’s current Strategic Management Plan 2020-2030 can be viewed online at,-by-laws-and-documents/strategiesplans.