In welcome news for Rockingham, the City’s most important strategic document has been adopted by council at their latest meeting. The Community Infrastructure Plan — endorsed by council on September 27 — is integral to the planning, development, timing, design and location of community infrastructure that will be delivered by the City over the next 10 to 15 years. Services and facilities that are needed to cater for the City’s existing population, along with new infrastructure needed to cater for continued growth, are reviewed by the CIP. The review is carried out annually to ensure the CIP considers changes in population and community trends, as well specific circumstances that may impact particular projects. Mayor Deb Hamblin said the CIP worked with the City’s Business Plan and was a crucial link in the City’s Strategic Planning Framework. “Planning for future generations is a key aspiration in our Strategic Community Plan, and the CIP guides the allocation of City resources towards infrastructure projects that achieve this,” Ms Hamblin said. “Our City is currently home to approximately 136,000 people. Over the next decade our community will continue to grow, and we look forward to delivering the projects that are outlined in the CIP 2022 to cater for this growth.” Upcoming projects include completing the detailed design of the Aqua Jetty stage ywo project over the next year, with construction on the $27.6 million project expected to begin later in 2023. Progress will also continue on the Baldivis Sports Complex with the design of the outdoor courts and southern pavilion to be completed and construction to begin. The Baldivis Outdoor Recreation Space will also follow the same trajectory with construction on both projects to commence in the second half of 2023. Meanwhile, work on the $4.5m Stan Twight Reserve clubroom redevelopment will be completed by mid-2023, with construction to begin in late 2023.