Strategies and Plans

Strategic Community Plan

Envision 2029 is the Shire of Dandaragan’s Strategic Community Plan and is the most significant guiding document for the Shire’s direction over the coming decade. The document is segmented into four key themes with an aspirational statement about our future position supported by outcomes and detail on our high-level roles for success. The Shire will develop and update strategies and business plans to pursue these aspirations in consultation with the community and based on the feedback received through public consultation undertaken in the development of Envision 2029.

Envision 2029 is supported by the Shire’s Corporate Business Plan which contains greater levels of detail on specific projects and strategies. The Corporate Business Plan informs the Shire’s annual budget process which is the fundamental resourcing tool for the Shire’s operations. 

Underpinning the Shire’s business model and captured within the Vision is the importance of sustainability. Recognising that the coastline and fertile agricultural region north of Perth is a growing region both in population and industry, the Shire supports sustainable development initiatives that balance environmental, social and economic elements.

The Shire is proud to acknowledge the 634 customer contributions that provided guidance to Envision 2029 from a wide cross-section of our community. We designed the community consultation plan to capture and respond to feedback from the grassroots of the community and develop strategic direction based on the needs and aspirations of the community. The Shire looks forward to ongoing collaboration with the community in the delivery and review of this plan.

The Plan was formally adopted by the Shire of Dandaragan at the Council meeting of the 27 June 2019 by Absolute Majority.

For a full copy of the Plan please click on the link: 

Strategic Community Plan

Corporate Business Plan

The Shire is home to diverse and productive agricultural and botanical landscapes including iconic coastal, marine environments. The Shire is linked by two major highways (Brand Highway and Indian Ocean Drive) which provide strategic thoroughfares between the north of the State and metropolitan areas while also delivering a highly efficient logistics network to export markets.

The Shire’s four main townships are unique and diverse in their history. Agriculture, forestry and fishing is the largest industry sector.

As we look towards the next four years, the community has told us that while economic growth and supporting local job development is important, social, environment and community development is also the key to successful regional living.

The community wants to see more active and vibrant public places and in response Council has commenced a number of revitalisation projects aimed at improving public amenity. Our commitment towards environmental values will also continue, supported by important partnerships with local community and natural resource management (NRM) groups.

For a full copy of the Plan please click on the link: 

Corporate Business Plan

Community and Services

Vibrant Communities Arts and Culture Plan (2020)

Youth Plan (2018)

Age-Friendly Community Plan (2016)

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (2016-2020)

Building, Planning and Heritage

More to come

Leisure and Recreation

DANCIF Masterplan Report - Jurien Bay & Cervantes Foreshore

Appendix A - Jurien Bay Foreshore Masterplan

Appendix C - Cervantes Foreshore Masterplan

Environment and Waste

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (2019)

Economic and Tourism

Jurien Bay Wayfinding Signage Strategy (2020)

Jurien Bay Airport Masterplan (2020)

The Jurien Bay Airport Masterplan provides a guide to the key infrastructure within the airport site which responds to the local environment and stakeholder needs to ensure effective functionality. Development of this masterplan by consultants, Slavin Architects focused on co-design with current and future airport users, and with the Shire through Councillors and Shire staff. The aims of the masterplan focus on providing a path for future development, and building a network of supporters and champions within the community for the Jurien Bay Airport.