Integrated Planning and Reporting

The Integrated Planning and Reporting framework recognises that most communities share similar aspirations: a safe, healthy and pleasant place to live, a sustainable environment, opportunities for social interaction, opportunities for employment and reliable infrastructure. The difference lies in how each community responds to these needs. It also recognises that Council plans and policies should not exist in isolation and that they are, in fact, connected.

This framework allows NSW Councils to draw their various plans together, understand how they interact and get the maximum leverage from their efforts by planning holistically for the future.

All Councils in NSW are working within the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework.

Community Strategic Plan 10 Years + Diagram (PDF 37kb)

Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level plan that Council prepares. Its purpose is to identify the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future and to plan strategies for achieving these goals. In doing this, the planning process considers the issues and pressures that may affect the community and the level of resources that will realistically be available to achieve its aspirations.

While Council has a custodial role in initiating, preparing and maintaining the Community Strategic Plan on behalf of the community, it is not wholly responsible for its implementation. Other partners, such as other level of government and community groups are also responsible for the delivery of long term strategies in the Plan. These responsibilities are also identified in the Plan.

The Community Strategic Plan is supported by a number of Council plans including:

Delivery Program: This plan sets out the actions, grouped under strategies identified in the Community Strategic Plan, that Council will take over the next four years, that work towards achieving the outcomes identified in the Community Strategic Plan. This plan also includes anticipated budget requirements for the four years associated with these actions.

Operational Plan: This plan contains details of Council’s actions, grouped under strategies from the Community Strategic Plan that Council will take in the next financial year that work towards achieving the outcomes identified in the Community strategic Plan. These actions are a sub set of the actions outlined in the Delivery Program and include detailed budget requirements for the financial year associated with these actions.

Community Strategic Plan Outcomes Diagram (PDF 176kb)

 Resourcing Strategy: This Strategy is the basis upon which Council will make decisions designed  to deliver the outcomes identified in the Community Strategic Plan and  includes: 

  • Workforce Management Plan: This planning  outlines how we will ensure Council has the staff with the skills to work towards delivering the outcomes identified in the Community Strategic Plan 
  • Asset Management Plan: This planning is a comprehensive process to ensure detailed information on all Council assets is available and delivery of services from assets is provided in a financially sustainable manner. The plan defines the services to be provided, how the services are provided and what funds are required to provide the services and will inform the Community Strategic Plan and Long Term Financial Plan 
  • Long Term Financial Plan: This plan models a number of scenarios in the context of constraints we face in the longer term, providing a sound basis for financial decision making.  The Long Term Financial Plan is a tool that ‘tests’ the community’s aspirations outlined in the Community Strategic Plan against the financial reality. It is both a decision-making tool and a problem solving tool

Local Environmental Plan: The Community Strategic Plan sets high level objectives that relate to land use planning  however the Local Environmental Plan maps out the details of land use planning across the Shire. The Local Environmental Plan is the principal document for controlling development at a council level.

Community Engagement Strategy: Council has developed a Community Engagement Strategy for ongoing engagement with the local community in developing and reviewing the Community Strategic Plan. Council intends to consult with and inform the community of its plans on a regular basis .

The Delivery Program 2013/14 to 2016/17 is intended to set the direction of Council for the next four (4) years so that the community's needs and expectations are met in a planned, co-ordinated and cost effective manner.  The Delivery Program includes details of proposed budgets for the four year term of this Council.

The Operational Plan includes the following:

  • A rating structure for the current year;
  • A full list of fees and charges to be charged by Council for the current year;
  • A detailed statement of the proposed Estimates of Income and Expenditure for the current year


Annual Report 2016/17 PDF (42kb)

Asset Management Strategy PDF (136kb)

Asset Management Plan - Transport   PDF (1.7MB)

Asset Management Plan - Buildings PDF (1.4MB)

Asset Management Plan - Stormwater PDF (3MB)

Asset Management Plan - Water Supply PDF (1.6MB)

Asset Management Plan - Sewerage Network PDF (1.5MB)

Asset Management Plans for other classes of assets - currently under review

Community Engagement Strategy PDF (42kb) 

Community Strategic Plan 2017/18 to 2026/27 PDF (2MB)

Delivery Program 2017/18 - 2020/21 PDF (1.5MB)

Delivery Program Annual Progress Report as at 30 June 2016 (PDF 744kb)

Disability Inclusion Action Plan (528kb)

End of Term Report 2012 - 2016

Long Term Financial plan 2017/18 to 2026/27 PDF (1.4MB)

Operational Plan 2017/18 PDF (8MB)

Operational Plan 2016/17 PDF (3.6MB)

Workforce Plan PDF (898kb)