Marion's Strategic Directions

Community Vision Themes Circles
Community Vision – Towards 2040

The Community Vision – Towards 2040 was endorsed by Council in December 2013 and will shape the future of the Marion community for the next 25 years.

It is a shared vision for the future of the city and will play an important role in influencing Council’s planning, policy making and allocation of resources.

City of Marion Strategic Plan 2017-2027

The City of Marion Strategic Plan 2017-2027 was endorsed by Council in June 2017.

It is a roadmap for what we are going to achieve in our city and how we are going to deliver it.

City of Marion Business Plan 2016-2019

The City of Marion Business Plan 2016-2019 was endorsed by Council in September 2016.

It explains the projects and programs Council will deliver over the next three years.

These actions will assist us to deliver our Community Vision for a community that is Liveable, Valuing Nature, Engaged, Prosperous, Innovative and Connected.


Making Marion 2040 - How we listened

Making Marion logo The Community Vision – Towards 2040 is the result of the biggest listening campaign in Council’s history.

The Making Marion campaign asked residents, businesses and community groups how they wanted their street, neighbourhood and city to look in 2040, and the services they will need.

Over six weeks in late 2012, thousands of postcards and discussion papers were released and workshops held to generate ideas and feedback. Online discussion groups and social media were also used to connect people.

The result was:

  • 16,000 pieces of information collected
  • 3481 Making Marion website visits
  • 717 documents downloaded
  • 4000 discussion papers provided
  • 863 people attended events and workshops