Strategic planning

The Shire follows the State Government's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework in planning its organisational activities. These plans are carefully maintained through regular review and community engagement. View all documents under Publications.

Strategic Community Plan 2040

  • Vision
  • Strategic directions
  • Outcomes, strategies and targets

The Strategic Community Plan 2040 details the community's vision for our local government area. It builds on past strategic planning, details the challenges we face, and sets the goal areas where the organisation will deliver. The plan was adopted by Council on 22 September 2021. Read more about how this document was created at

Corporate Business Plan 2021-25

  • Four year priority projects
  • Programs and services
  • Corporate indicators
  • Financials

The Corporate Business Plan is reviewed every year to ensure the organisation has clear focus, aligned with the activities and needs of the broader community. The Corporate Business Plan 2021-25 was endorsed by Council on 28 July 2021. 

Budget 2021-22

  • Annual projects and programs
  • Annual budget
  • Revenue details

The Shire's annual budget is reviewed every year bynShire Executive and Councillors. The budget details the Shire's operational spend to deliever year one of the Corporate Business Plan. The Annual Budget 2021-22 was endorsed by Council on 26 July 2021.

Informing strategies

Informing strategies are used to test and inform the long-term aspirations of the Strategic Community Plan and guides the reviews of the Corporate Business Plan and annual budget.  These documents include:

Council adopted a ten year Asset Management Strategy on 10 June 2020. These documents aim to ensure the Shire has the necessary funds and resources available to maintain its $534M asset portfolio in a safe and acceptable standard. This includes roads, bridges, car parks, stormwater drainage, paths and trails, community buildings, jetties and boat ramps, parks and reserves.

Final Asset Management Strategy

Final Asset Management Plan

Final Asset Management Plan Addendum

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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