In December 2016, the Statement of Vision and Priorities was endorsed by Council, providing a starting point for the City of Parramatta’s first Community Strategic Plan.

In addition, we’ve consulted over 1,000 community members and stakeholders since July 2017 via an online survey and a community workshop, The Big Conversation, which explored challenges, opportunities and key priorities for the City's future.

In November 2017, we consulted with over 1,400 community members via a series of pop-up kiosks and an online survey regarding the set of draft strategic objectives and strategies for the Community Strategic Plan.

The overall feedback was that the draft strategic objectives address the range of opportunities and challenges facing the City. Suggested changes were mainly to strengthen or clarify the language and eliminate jargon in the strategies.

We also held a workshop with key stakeholders who will help deliver the strategies.

What we heard

We’ve heard that you want the City to:

  • Have balanced growth and provide quality infrastructure for Parramatta’s future
  • Address traffic congestion and offer a variety of transport options
  • Celebrate diversity and cultivate a sense of community
  • Support a lively and vibrant CBD and neighbourhoods.

Check out the video below from the Big Conversation session held in 2016.

Based on your feedback in 2016, the plan identifies your priorities and aspirations for the next 20 years, and provides a roadmap for how we will get there.

It's now time to check in and renew the plan to ensure Council to achieves this vision.