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2030 Comprehensive Plan

Throughout 2020, the City of Smithville is undertaking an update of the Comprehensive Plan. This plan is a foundational document that guides land-use and planning decisions over the next 10 years. It also helps guide the evolution of the community and how it looks and feels. The Plan will be a thoughtful, achievable and sustainable roadmap for community aspirations for the future. This process has a strong emphasis on community input and engagement. All details of the process including results of work to date, and the draft maps and plans can be found at the project portal. The portal is the ‘go-to’ place for the Comprehensive Planning process and is updated on a weekly basis.

Visit the City of Smithville Comprehensive Planning portal


About the Comprehensive Planning Process

The process will involve significant engagement with the community by means of Task Forces and public sessions and will specifically seek to include the youth voice. To provide continuity to the recent planning process, the Smithville 2030 Comprehensive Plan will center its planning elements around the five strategic pillars that emerged from the visioning and strategic planning process:

  • Continued commitment to education

  • Enhanced recreation and connectivity

  • Diverse housing and neighborhood options

  • Strengthened business and economic development

  • Retention of small-town feel and sense of community

The previous planning project, City of Smithville Vision and Strategic Action Planning process (held in 2019) can be viewed at This process led into the City of Smithville 2030 Comprehensive Plan in 2020.

The Smithville 2030 Comprehensive Plan will guide community decision-making for the next 10 years. The Plan will be a thoughtful, achievable and sustainable roadmap for community aspirations for the future. For more details about the process


The City of Smithville Comprehensive Plan Launch Event

On January 13, 2020 approximately 40 local stakeholders attended the City of Smithville Comprehensive Planning Launch. This event marked the launch of the process and included:

  • Recap from the Vision and Strategic Action Plan and Pillars

  • Introduction to the Comprehensive Planning Approach and Process

  • Breakout into Interactive Working Groups

  • Close Out and Next Steps

View Slide Deck from the Launch at

After the Launch event, Covid-19 hit and we had to rethink how to conduct our community engagement section of the Comprehensive Plan process. We decided to go virtual and it has been very successful.

Task Force groups have been set up in areas that relate to the five strategic pillars. Virtual sessions were held in late July. Another round of Task Force sessions will be held from Monday 31 August through to Thursday 3 September  View these task force groups and registration details at

Comprehensive Plan Task Force - Round 2

Discussion Topics have been created, which relate to the five strategic pillars and can be viewed at

Please get involved in the Comprehensive process. There are so many ways for you to engage in this process for the future of Smithville.

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