Integrated Planning and Reporting
Why 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, reliable infrastructure, etc. The difference lies in how each community responds to these needs. That is what shapes the character of individual towns and cities. It also recognises that the 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, to understand how they interact and to get the maximum leverage from their efforts by planning holistically for the future. All councils in NSW are required to be working within the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework (shown below).
Narromine Shire Council’s suite of Integrated Planning and Reporting documents have been prepared in line with the NSW Government’s framework requirements outlined above.
The priorities have been shaped by our consultation with the Narromine Shire community resulting in four key themes:
- Our Community “Supportive, Evolving and Diverse”
- Our Economy “Vibrant, Functional and Viable”
- Our Environment “Sustainable, Thriving and Complaint”
- Our Leadership “Responsible, Engaging and Effective”
These themes provide the framework for the Delivery Program priorities and Operational Plan activities have been incorporated.
Community Strategic Plan
The Community Strategic Plan identifies the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future and to develop strategies for achieving these goals.
Delivery Plan and Operational Plan
The Delivery Plan is a four (4) year plan outlining the strategies Council will use to achieve the goals set out in the Community Strategic Plan. The Operational Plan is a one (1) year plan which set performance measures to ensure the activities of the Delivery Program are achieved.
The Resourcing Strategy identifies how Council will achieve the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan and consists of the following:
- Long Term Financial Plan (10 year plan) projecting Council’s financial position for at least 10 years and includes improvement strategies proposed by Council to improve sustainability.
- The Statement of Revenue Policy provides information on Council’s rating structure, fees and charges, including a comparison of proposed modifications to the rate base.
- The Workforce Management Plan, outlining Council’s strategies and actions for developing and maintaining a workforce to underpin the delivery of four year objectives outlined in the Delivery Program.
- Asset Management Plans (10 year plans) including: Transport, Water and Sewerage.
Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents 2016/17 were adopted on 29 June 2016.IPR: Part 1 (Delivery Program and Operational Plan) IPR: Part 2 (Statement of Revenue Policy and Fees & Charges) IPR: Part 3 (Resource Strategy)
- Long Term Financial Plan
- Workforce Plan
- Ten Year Capital Works Program