Legislation requires Council to establish a number of plans upon which it relies for future decision making. Many of these can be viewed and printed from the table below.
Two of Council's key planning documents are the Corporate Plan and the Operational Plan.
- Economic Prosperity
- Environmental Health
- Social Cohesion
- Culture & Heritage
- Transparency & Accountability
- Governance & Structure
- Assets & Infrastructure
- Customer Service
- People First
- Innovation & Transformation
Community Strategic Plan 2023-2033 (From 1 July 2023)
The Community Strategic Plan is a 2 x 5 year strategic document that informs the direction and priorities of Council over a 10-year period. This document defines the commitments and outcomes that Council intends to achieve and outlines action areas to deliver. The Community Strategic Plan captures Council’s decision-making processes and accountability, as well as our community priorities, relating to service delivery, assets, programs, partnerships and the economy.
The Plan is structured around the following themes:
- Civic Leadership
The Community Strategic Plan forms part of Council’s Integrated Planning, Performance & Reporting Framework. The Framework is premised on the basis that all Council planning should originate from a robust understanding of the community’s expectations around key priorities and service levels.
Councillors are provided with a quarterly update by way of the Operational Plan reporting.
The Community Strategic Plan translates the community's vision into actionable programs deliverable by Council. These measures are reported through Council's Annual Report.
The Plan is adopted prior to the start of the first financial year covered by the plan and reviewed on an annual basis.
Council's 2023-2033 Community Strategic Plan was adopted by Council on 17 May 2023, and is available for inspection at Council's Administration Centre and Excelsior Library. A fee is charged for copies of the Community Strategic Plan that are printed and released to members of the public.
The Operational Plan links Council's strategic directions (set out in the Corporate Plan) to the projects, initiatives and ongoing activities to be delivered for a particular financial year, and funded through Council's annual budget. The plan is comprised of a number of key activities and outputs which Council is committed to delivering over a financial year. Council is required to report quarterly on the progress of all operational activities to ensure financial responsibility and the sustainability of our Region and community assets.
The Operational Plan for 2022/2023 was adopted by General Meeting of Council on 29 June 2022.
Progress on the implementation of the Corporate and Operational Plans is measured using a suite of performance measures and reported quarterly through the Corporate Performance Report, by the Chief Executive Officer to Council, and is viewable in the Agendas published.