In 2020, Palmerston Association will celebrate 40years of service to
the Western Ausralian community. Built on the efforts of many who
have preceded us, our rich history gives us much to be thankful for,
and proud of. As we approach our 40th anniversary, we are acutely
aware that we are operating in an environment of unprecedented
change, This environment can offer exciting opportunities for growth
and enrichment. Conversely it may challenge our sustainability. It
is up to us to determine how we respond and position ourselves
to thrive in times of change – hence the development of or new
strategic plan “Towards 2020”.
“Towards 2020” has been crafted with the input of many –
our staff and consumers who responded enthusiastically to
the Board’s request for feedback, and out Aboriginal Elders
who advised on possible future directions and opportunities.
The Board and senior management have distilled this wonderful
feedback into a succinct statement of vision and purpose with three
key robust, defensible and compelling overarching strategies,
underpinned by strong values. These will set Palmerston’s agenda
for the next two years.
We understand that a “business as usual” approach is not an option.
The aspiration in “Towards 2020” is building capacity for change and
It is indeed an exciting time to be part of the not for profit sector in