The Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents has a tiered structure of plans and reports which set out our long term vision, and provides for ongoing review of progress toward that vision. The two most important aspects of this framework are its cascading effect, whereby each plan is based on the plans that sit above or alongside it; and the perpetual monitoring and review which is undertaken at every level. At the pinnacle of this framework is the Community Strategic Plan. Underneath the Community Strategic Plan sits a four year delivery plan which outlines the strategies, programs and projects Council will undertake in a given timeframe to achieve the Community Strategic Plan. The annual budget and operating plan contains the details of what Council will do in a given year as part of its current Delivery Plan. It provides details on individual actions that will be undertaken, including through provision of ongoing services and programs. As part of the development of the budget and operating plan each year, Council also sets its fees and charges which will apply for the financial year. Sitting alongside these elements and both informing and being informed by all other components of the framework is Council's Resourcing Strategy. The constituent elements of the strategy provide the critical link between strategies and resources. This integrated planning framework ensures that all Council activities and resources are directed to achieving the Community Strategic Plan and ensures a high level of accountability at each level so that all actions are carried out and are consistent with Council's strategic direction.
Community Strategic Plan (PDF)