In December 2015 Council endorsed a new Strategic Plan to guide its planning and management:
Mount Barker 2035 District Strategic Plan was developed taking into account the current state of the Mount Barker district, current and anticipated growth over the next 20 years, existing knowledge and planning documents, input from elected members, staff and the community and global and regional influences. Community consultation undertaken in 2015 also informed the development of Mount Barker 2035. The results of this consultation can be seen by clicking on Community Engagement and the Summary of Community Engagement reports:
This Strategic Plan complies with Section 122 of the Local Government Act by:
- Providing a vision for our District that reflects community issues and needs;
- Guiding Council and its community in ensuring a healthy society, economy and environment; and
- Ensuring that Council’s vision and strategies can be aligned with operational activities and work programs.
Mount Barker 2035 – District Strategic Plan contains 5 goal areas. Under each Goal area there are a number of Objectives and Strategies that reflect the diversity of community issues Council must consider when planning and budgeting for projects, programs and services. The objectives and strategies are at a high level as Council looks 20 years into the future. Projects, programs and services will be aligned to these strategies over 4 year planning cycles via a Corporate Implementation Plan.