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The Community Strategic Plan is your plan

Our Inner West 2036 - A community strategic plan (CSP) for the Inner West Community identifies the community's vision for the future, long term goals, strategies to get there and how to measure progress towards that vision. It was developed in 2017/18 through extensive community consultation.

Now three years into the 20-year plan, we are checking in with you to make sure the CSP still reflects your priorities and concerns for the future of the Inner West


Delivering your plan

Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy

While the Community Strategic Plan covers 20 years, there are a number of other key documents which provide more detailed planning in the short term.

Council’s Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy translate the Community Strategic Plan into specific actions and identifies resources needed.


Are we still on the right track?

The past three years have been a time of change and growth in our neighbourhoods, our Inner West and the wider Sydney metropolitan area. We've thrived in a number of areas but also had to deal with some difficult challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the way we work, connect with each other, and do business..

We want to make sure that the Community Strategic Plan still reflects your vision for the Inner West and hear your priorities for the next four years.

  • Does the Community Strategic Plan still reflect your priorities?
  • Are there other key areas we should be focusing on?
  • Is there anything missing?
  • What do you value about Inner West? What makes Inner West unique?


Have your say

Use this link to the online comment form by 12 December 2021

or mail us, addressed to: Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049, attention to Sarah White

To receive a hard copy of the comment form, contact Annie Coulthard, Engagement Coordinator on 02 9392 5328 or email annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Need more help?

Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5527 or email annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.au

  • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
  • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
  • TTY call 133 677
  • SMS relay call 0423 677 767


Inner West Future Focus Forums

We held two virtual forums to explain where we are headed and what challenges the Inner West faces.

Wednesday 17 November, 6.00-7.30pm
View the video recording using this link https://youtu.be/AVdOg1zXzOI to hear from experts and community questions answered about:

  • Strategic direction 1: An ecologically sustainable Inner West
  • Strategic direction 2: Unique, liveable, networked neighbourhoods

Or just download the presentation


Wednesday 24 November, 6.00-7.30pm
View the video recording using this link https://youtu.be/9Rz0gD-bAcw to hear from experts and community questions answered about:

  • Strategic direction 3: Creative communities and a strong economy
  • Strategic direction 4: Caring, happy, healthy communities

Or just download the presentation


What happens next?

All comments will be reviewed and used to inform proposed updates to the Community Strategic Plan.
The CSP, along with any proposed updates will be reviewed by the new Council in early 2022.
The new draft CSP will then go on public exhibition for 28 days for comment.
All feedback will then be reviewed, and any final amendments will be made before the Community Strategic Plan is provided to Council to endorse by 30 June 2022.

Everyone who provides comment will be updated on the progress of the CSP.

The Community Strategic Plan is your plan

Our Inner West 2036 - A community strategic plan (CSP) for the Inner West Community identifies the community's vision for the future, long term goals, strategies to get there and how to measure progress towards that vision. It was developed in 2017/18 through extensive community consultation.

Now three years into the 20-year plan, we are checking in with you to make sure the CSP still reflects your priorities and concerns for the future of the Inner West


Delivering your plan

Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy

While the Community Strategic Plan covers 20 years, there are a number of other key documents which provide more detailed planning in the short term.

Council’s Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy translate the Community Strategic Plan into specific actions and identifies resources needed.


Are we still on the right track?

The past three years have been a time of change and growth in our neighbourhoods, our Inner West and the wider Sydney metropolitan area. We've thrived in a number of areas but also had to deal with some difficult challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the way we work, connect with each other, and do business..

We want to make sure that the Community Strategic Plan still reflects your vision for the Inner West and hear your priorities for the next four years.

  • Does the Community Strategic Plan still reflect your priorities?
  • Are there other key areas we should be focusing on?
  • Is there anything missing?
  • What do you value about Inner West? What makes Inner West unique?


Have your say

Use this link to the online comment form by 12 December 2021

or mail us, addressed to: Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049, attention to Sarah White

To receive a hard copy of the comment form, contact Annie Coulthard, Engagement Coordinator on 02 9392 5328 or email annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Need more help?

Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5527 or email annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.au

  • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
  • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
  • TTY call 133 677
  • SMS relay call 0423 677 767


Inner West Future Focus Forums

We held two virtual forums to explain where we are headed and what challenges the Inner West faces.

Wednesday 17 November, 6.00-7.30pm
View the video recording using this link https://youtu.be/AVdOg1zXzOI to hear from experts and community questions answered about:

  • Strategic direction 1: An ecologically sustainable Inner West
  • Strategic direction 2: Unique, liveable, networked neighbourhoods

Or just download the presentation


Wednesday 24 November, 6.00-7.30pm
View the video recording using this link https://youtu.be/9Rz0gD-bAcw to hear from experts and community questions answered about:

  • Strategic direction 3: Creative communities and a strong economy
  • Strategic direction 4: Caring, happy, healthy communities

Or just download the presentation


What happens next?

All comments will be reviewed and used to inform proposed updates to the Community Strategic Plan.
The CSP, along with any proposed updates will be reviewed by the new Council in early 2022.
The new draft CSP will then go on public exhibition for 28 days for comment.
All feedback will then be reviewed, and any final amendments will be made before the Community Strategic Plan is provided to Council to endorse by 30 June 2022.

Everyone who provides comment will be updated on the progress of the CSP.

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