Integrated Planning & Reporting Documents to be presented at Extraor

Published on 07 May 2018


A community strategic plan, delivery program, operational plan and a long term financial plan are just some of the suite of draft Integrated Planning and Reporting documents to be presented and discussed at this week’s Extraordinary meeting of Council.

Council’s general manager Matthew Hyde said the introduction of an increased focus on strategic and forward planning was a welcome one.

“The development of these documents has been a unique and positive opportunity for a fresh approach to how Council best plans for and reports on its operations”, Mr Hyde said.

A comprehensive community engagement program was undertaken by Council in late 2017 to help develop a clear, high level vision for the future.

From the campaign five key themes were developed for the Community Strategic Plan to capture the overarching priorities of the community.

Theme 1; Our town and villages

Theme 2: Growth through innovation

Theme 3: Our natural environment

Theme 4: Communication and engagement

Theme 5: Our infrastructure

Mr Hyde said the draft IP&R suite of documents outlines the actions and activities Council will undertake to deliver on the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan.

“NSW legislations requires that councils have a ten year community plan, a four year delivery program, an annual operational plan, a long term financial plan, a strategic asset management plan and a workforce management plan,” Mr Hyde said

“The foundation of all these plans is the ten year Community Strategic Plan, Snowy Valleys 2028, which reflects the insight, experience, vision, priorities, challenges and hopes for the future of the Snowy Valleys Council community”.

The recommendation to the Extraordinary meeting of Council will be to have the documents endorsed by Council and placed on public exhibition for community feedback.

The Extraordinary meeting to endorse the Integrated Planning and Reporting suite for public exhibition will be held on Thursday 10 May in the Council Chambers, Tumut starting at 4pm.

The Meeting will be livestreamed on Council’s YouTube channel.  For more information visit Council’s website