The Community Narrative: Mandurah's Story

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This is our Mandjoogoordap - our meeting place of the heart; and maintaining the connection to people, to purpose, to our history and to our future, is critical. We are proud, and we want other people to understand the source of our pride.

We are built in nature, not on nature, and want to see our connection to the earth respected. Our environment and our waterways are our greatest asset, vital to our health and well-being. They are so much more than a tourism driver. Nature needs a voice in the decisions we make as we plan for the future.

Our community is a collaborative ecosystem, where people are connected to each other; where businesses are corporate citizens; where government and services must both lead and serve in equal measures. These connections need to be nurtured, built and maintained.

Our city centre is the soul of our meeting place, and needs to be a vibrant, safe and sustainable centre for the culture of our community. We need shared spaces and places to create, connect, build and play. To sit and to run. To talk and to rest.

We embrace the creative potential of all people to live a fulfilled and contented life, and believe in a joint responsibility to achieve this. Where we will harness our local, entrepreneurial spirit, to create local businesses that employ our local people. Where enterprise is supported, and diversity of employment across multiple industries, reaches a sustainable level and provides a real future for our youth.

All voices are to be embraced and heard. Our built environment, our workplaces, our digital infrastructure should bring us all together, weaving us closer, tightening the threads of our community to allow all people to thrive. Our infrastructure should help us connect the wisdom of the old with the potential and energy of the young. We need to invest in our youth – in how we hear them, enable them, teach them, employ them - so they build on the future of Mandurah and enrich our community.

Our potential is unlimited when we act with compassion. Community health starts in how we look out for each other – knowing our neighbour so we can show care, and support each other’s well-being. We need to be a place where a compassionate and accessible healthcare system improves the mental and physical well being of all individuals, and connects those marginalised back into the fabric of our community.

We want to be a community that is united in building our economic potential, while acting as stewards of the environment and custodians of our culture - a connected and safe community. We strive to be a thriving regional city with the heart of a village. This is our Mandjoogoordap.


This is our Mandjoogoordap - our meeting place of the heart; and maintaining the connection to people, to purpose, to our history and to our future, is critical. We are proud, and we want other people to understand the source of our pride.

We are built in nature, not on nature, and want to see our connection to the earth respected. Our environment and our waterways are our greatest asset, vital to our health and well-being. They are so much more than a tourism driver. Nature needs a voice in the decisions we make as we plan for the future.

Our community is a collaborative ecosystem, where people are connected to each other; where businesses are corporate citizens; where government and services must both lead and serve in equal measures. These connections need to be nurtured, built and maintained.

Our city centre is the soul of our meeting place, and needs to be a vibrant, safe and sustainable centre for the culture of our community. We need shared spaces and places to create, connect, build and play. To sit and to run. To talk and to rest.

We embrace the creative potential of all people to live a fulfilled and contented life, and believe in a joint responsibility to achieve this. Where we will harness our local, entrepreneurial spirit, to create local businesses that employ our local people. Where enterprise is supported, and diversity of employment across multiple industries, reaches a sustainable level and provides a real future for our youth.

All voices are to be embraced and heard. Our built environment, our workplaces, our digital infrastructure should bring us all together, weaving us closer, tightening the threads of our community to allow all people to thrive. Our infrastructure should help us connect the wisdom of the old with the potential and energy of the young. We need to invest in our youth – in how we hear them, enable them, teach them, employ them - so they build on the future of Mandurah and enrich our community.

Our potential is unlimited when we act with compassion. Community health starts in how we look out for each other – knowing our neighbour so we can show care, and support each other’s well-being. We need to be a place where a compassionate and accessible healthcare system improves the mental and physical well being of all individuals, and connects those marginalised back into the fabric of our community.

We want to be a community that is united in building our economic potential, while acting as stewards of the environment and custodians of our culture - a connected and safe community. We strive to be a thriving regional city with the heart of a village. This is our Mandjoogoordap.