Annual Report 2016-17

The Town of Victoria Park is a dynamic, inner-city local government area with a creative, passionate and diverse community. The Town promotes a ‘vibrant lifestyle’ and its vision for the future is to foster a creative, attractive, friendly and environmentally sustainable place for the local community to live, work and play.

A transformation has occurred over the past decade or so with the Town’s residential areas changing from being traditionally seen as diverse working‑class areas, to becoming an increasingly sought-after destination for residential, commercial and leisure pursuits, with a thriving café culture and increasing investment in mixed‑use developments.

The Town is preparing to position itself as the entertainment capital of Western Australia, capitalising on recent interest and development, particularly on the Burswood Peninsula with the development of Perth Stadium and redevelopment of Belmont Racecourse and Crown Perth.

The Town has recently completed an intensive process of consultation with residents and ratepayers to establish a new direction for the future. Called Evolve, the project formed the community engagement element of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IPRF), a requirement all local governments undertake to produce a strategic community plan for the future.

Time was spent over the past two years asking the community what they would like the Town’s future direction to be and what the long-term priorities should be.

The next year will be an exciting one as the Town embarks on delivering its new Strategic Community Plan, and continues to develop and promote the Town as an attractive, inclusive and dynamic place.