The Community Strategic Plan outlines the community’s aspirations and long-term vision for Sutherland Shire. It is based on collaboration between all levels of government, local agencies, residents and visitors of the Shire. It is a road map for the long-term which will be used to guide shorter-term planning and actions.
This plan is a community plan. It is prepared by Council in collaboration with, and on behalf of residents, other levels of government and agencies. Responsibility for meeting the long-term community vision and desired outcomes rests with everyone.
When the plan makes reference to ‘we’, it refers to the collective Sutherland Shire community including Council, government agencies and other organisations, as well as its residents.
Both our individual and organisational decisions and actions (or inaction) have a result or impact on our community life. They have implications not only for what we are working towards achieving but also what we are giving up to achieve something else.