Strategic planning is an important step for the Town of Sidney to set priorities, allocate limited financial and staff resources, guide the work of staff, and communicate to citizens. The Strategic Plan identifies specific new areas and the most important ongoing work that Council has identified as priorities during its term of office.
Review Updated Strategic Plan
Each year, Council reviews the Strategic Plan to monitor success and update priorities as needed. Following discussions in November and February, the Strategic Plan has now been updated by Council and will be considered for approval at the March 11th Council meeting.
The updated version of the Strategic Plan has a strong focus on community planning and housing due to significant changes to Provincial housing legislation. The new legislation includes requirements for municipalities to meet milestone dates set by the Province, which require significant staff time. As a result, the number of new strategic initiatives added to the Strategic Plan are more limited than in previous years. Several items have also been removed from the plan as the initiatives have been completed, or are now part of the Town’s ongoing operations.
The Town of Sidney welcomes public feedback on the plan. Members of the public are invited to:
Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (Updated in 2024)
The Town of Sidney, located in the area known as SET,TINES to the W̱SÁNEĆ people, is a leader in good governance and service delivery and is recognized for being trustworthy, connected to the community, stewards of the environment, inclusive, innovative, resilient and an employer of choice.
The Town of Sidney provides good governance, services, and stewardship of public assets, and fosters the social, economic and environmental well-being of the community for current and future generations.
The updated 2022-2026 Strategic Plan includes the following seven overarching goals:
- Community Planning and Housing
The Town will strive to be a complete community with a mix of amenities and a quality living environment.
- Environmental Stewardship
The Town will be stewards of our environment.
- Community Infrastructure
The Town will be a leader in the management of its assets.
- Community Engagement
The Town will strive to engage the public in its decision-making processes.
- Organizational Excellence
The Town of Sidney will remain a leading organization in the provision of governance and quality services.