The Shire of Dandaragan is currently undertaking a major review of our Strategic Community Plan (SCP).  The community activities assisting us to review the SCP will be called Envision 2029.

The Strategic Community Plan will become the Shire’s highest level strategic document that will outline the long-term vision, values, aspirations and priorities for Badgingarra, Cervantes, Dandaragan and Jurien Bay over the next ten years.  The SCP will then drive the development of local plans, resource strategies, service levels and other strategic documents required by the Shire of Dandaragan to deliver on the overall community vision. 

In order to develop the SCP, we need input from as many members of our community as possible. 

Envision 2029 will comprise of the following five stages of community engagement:

Stage One: Survey

The Markyt Community Scorecard survey forms the first stage of Envision 2029, where community members are encouraged and invited to contribute to the long-term planning for the Shire of Dandaragan.

During this stage, respondents will be asked to rate the performance of the Shire in leadership and communication, economic development, community development, built environment , natural environment, and share what you think the Shire should focus on improving.

All members of the community aged 14 and above are invited to have their say by completing the following online survey:

Responses are due prior to 5pm Friday, 26 October 2019.  Computer access and assistance will be available at the Dandaragan and Jurien Bay Community Resource Centres. Paper surveys will be in residential postboxes in early October, and additional copies are available from the Shire Administration Office upon request.  Please note that data from our recent Youth Survey will be incorporated into the SCP consultation.

Stage Two: Creative Activities

‘My Little Idea: My Big Idea', a drawing/multimedia competition for young people is now open.  Young people from around the Shire are invited to submit a drawing or multimedia file of a little idea or a big idea of something that will have a positive change or benefit for our community.  Information is available here and entry forms are available at your school office, Shire Administration Centre in Jurien Bay, or local CRC.

‘Community, People & Faces' Photo Competition is now open for people of all ages.  Entrants are invited to show us the many communities, people and faces of the Shire of Dandaragan.  We are seeking submissions of photos of the community and people that represent all that is special about our Shire.  What this means is up to you and your creativity.  Cash prizes are available, as well as a People's Choice Award, and selected entries will feature in the Strategic Community Plan and other Shire documents.  Further information including competition guidelines/entry form and the model release agreement can be downloaded by clicking on the link, or by going to the Shire of Dandaragan Administration Centre in Jurien Bay, and at Dandaragan and Jurien Bay CRCs.

Closing date extended to 5pm 23 November 2018.

Stage Three: My Little Idea, My Big Idea

There will be opportunities for the community to discuss ideas with staff  and Councillors in one-to-one in a variety of venues and locations.

We will also have My Little Idea: My Big Idea suggestion boxes in key locations around Badgingarra, Cervantes, Dandaragan and Jurien Bay to share your ideas in a quick and easy format.

Stage Four: Workshops

A series of staff and community workshops will be held during November to further consider the information and ideas that were gathered via survey and competition entries during stages one and two.

For individuals or groups of people who are unable to attend the community workshops, a DIY Kit will be available for groups of people to hold their own workshop using the themes taken from stages one and two of the Envision 2029 engagement activities.

Stage Five: Focus Groups

A series of stakeholder focus groups will be held during January to consider key issues and themes raised during the community engagement period.  Each focus group will have an appointed panel of local and external speakers and will be responsible for brainstorming ideas and solutions.

Community members that are interested in participating in a workshop or focus group are encouraged to submit their details when completing the Markyt Community Scorecard.

Following the conclusion of the community engagement period, a draft version of the SCP will be presented to the community for review, before being adopted by Council in April 2019.  Further information regarding the review can be accessed on this website.

If you would like further information regarding the Strategic Community Plan, or you are able to offer support to facilitate a review workshop within a group you are involved with, please contact Michelle Perkins on telephone (08) 9652 0800 or email

Last modified: 02/11/2018 04:23 PM