What is Integrated Planning & Reporting

The NSW Government’s Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) framework encourages councils to better integrate their various plans and ensure a holistic approach is adopted for the future. Council must prepare a number of plans, which provide details on how we intend to deliver works and services in the short and long term, based on priorities that have been identified through community consultation and engagement.

Reporting framework

The Reports required under Integrated Planning and Reporting are designed to link and report on progress, milestones and common issues. 

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Major Documents

  • The Community Vision identifies long term goals and priorities for the community and the local government area.
  • The Delivery Program and Operational Plan identifies what parts of the Community Vision the Council is responsible for, and allows the Council to set out specific priorities for the term of office and the activities to be undertaken each year in support of the delivery program.
  • The Resourcing Strategy holistically describes the key resourcing requirements and it is made up of the 10 year financial plan; the workforce strategy and assets management policy, strategy and plans.

The framework is designed to help improve the sustainability of the community, the local government area, and the Council.

Monitoring And Reporting

The Delivery Program is reviewed annually to determine which objectives set out in the Community Vision can be achieved within Council’s available resources, and an Operational Plan of actions for the coming financial year is created. This ensures that Council’s long-term planning is consistent with the current and future needs of the community.

In addition to our Annual Report, we report twice each year on progress towards our Delivery Program and current annual Operational Plan.

find out more about our reporting process