Council Adopts 2024/25 Integrated Planning and Reporting Suite

Published on 26 June 2024


Snowy Valleys Council has adopted its Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) suite of documents for 2024/25 including the annual Operational Plan, Operating Budget and Fees and Charges.

The annual Operational Plan sets out the projects and activities that council commits to undertaking over the financial year and includes the budget, performance measures and timeframes to deliver against the Delivery Program outcomes.

This year’s Operational Plan contains 169 Actions and a Capital Works program valued at $41.6 million with more than $5.7 million allocated to refurbishing and maintaining local roads and bridges.

The annual Operating Budget outlines council's committed expenditure for the forthcoming financial year and is framed around maintaining services and existing infrastructure.

While the budget indicates a consolidated deficit excluding capital grants and contributions of $471,340, the figures have improved slightly from previous years.

Council was not successful in obtaining IPART’s approval for a new Special Rate Variation, so rates will increase by 5% for 2024/25, which is the maximum rate peg limit established by IPART.

Updates to Fees and Charges included a review and reduction in hall hiring fees comprising full day, half day and hourly rates for commercial and community groups allowing for more usage flexibility, as well as CPI increases for miscellaneous items and other recommendations from the Local Government Association of NSW.

Prior to adoption, the draft documents were placed on public exhibition for 28 days. Councillors considered feedback from four public submissions and three internal submissions in their decision-making.

The adopted IP&R documents can be accessed and downloaded from Council’s website


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