Integrated Planning & Reporting

1. Integrated Planning

As part of the NSW Government's commitment to a strong and sustainable local government system, a new planning and reporting framework for NSW local government has been introduced.

These reforms replace the former Management Plan and Social Plan with an integrated framework. It also includes a new requirement to prepare a long-term Community Strategic Plan and Resourcing Strategy.

The specific aims of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework are to:

  • Improved integration of various statutory planning and reporting processes undertaken by Councils as required by the Local Government Act 1993, the Department's Guidelines and the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979
  • Strengthen Council's strategic focus
  • Streamline reporting processes
  • Ensure that the Local Government Act 1993 and the Integrated Planning and Reporting Guidelines support a strategic and integrated approach to planning and reporting by local Councils

The new framework opens the way for Councils and their communities to have important discussions about funding priorities, service levels and preserving local identity and to plan in partnership for a more sustainable future.

The Regional Community Strategic Plan 2016 - 2036

In July 2016 Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Yass Valley Council decided to prepare a joint Regional Community Strategic Plan (RCSP) for the region.

Each are individual operating entities representing unique and distinct local government areas, however they face similar challenges/circumstances, and share similar aspirations for the future.  These Councils have recognised the synergies and efficiencies to be gained through developing a new joint CSP for this region.  This CSP identifies the main priorities and aspirations of the community through a clear set of strategic priorities that achieve the region's vision for the future.  A copy of the Regional CSP along with other Council Plans is available to download using the links below:

For further information please contact Council using one of the following methods:

Email: council@goulburn.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 4823 4444
Fax: 02 4823 4456
Mail: General Manager, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Locked Bag 22, Goulburn, NSW 2580

2. Annual Report

The Annual Report is one of the key points of accountability between a Council and its community.

It is not a report to the Office of Local Government or the NSW Government, it is a report to the Community.

The Annual Report focuses on Council's implementation of the Delivery Program and Operational Plan because these are the plans that are wholly the Council's responsibility.

The 2017/18 Annual Report is now available and can be downloaded using the link below.

The 2017/18 Audited Financial Statements are available using the link below.  These Statements will be presented to Council on 20 November 2018 and public submissions on the Audited Financial Statements will be accepted up until Friday 30 November 2018.

All submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, Locked Bag 22, Goulburn, NSW, 2580 or by email to council@goulburn.nsw.gov.au 

Annual Report 2017-18(PDF, 2MB)

2017-18 Audited Financial Statements(PDF, 3MB)

3. Delivery Program 2017-2021 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

The Delivery Program and Operational Plan is the point where the community's strategic goals are systematically translated into actions. These are the principal activities to be undertaken by the Council to implement the strategies established by the Community Strategic Plan within the resources available under the Resourcing Strategy. 

Supporting the Delivery Program 2017 - 2021 is an annual Operational Plan.  It spells out the details of the Program and the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken each year to achieve the commitments made in the Delivery Program.

The Goulburn Mulwaree Council's Operational Plan 2019 - 2020 was adopted by Council at their Meeting held on 4 June 2019.

A copy of the Operational Plan 2019 - 2020 and accompanying Appendices can be downloaded using the links below.  The documents include details of the rating structure and pricing policy, including fees and charges and a statement containing a detailed estimate of Council's income and expenditure for the 2019 - 2020 year.

For further information please contact Councils Corporate & Community Services Directorate on 4823 4552 or email debbie.mccarthy@goulburn.nsw.gov.au

Delivery Program 2017-2021(PDF, 2MB)

Operational Plan 2019-20(PDF, 989KB)

Appendices 2019-20 (includes fees and charges)(PDF, 1MB) 

 

4. Resourcing Strategy

The Resourcing Strategy consists of three components:

  • Long Term Financial Planning
  • Workforce Management Planning
  • Asset Management Planning

The Resourcing Strategy is the point where Council assists the community by sorting out who is responsible for what, in terms of the issues identified in the Community Strategic Plan. Some issues will clearly be the responsibility of Council, some will be the responsibility of other levels of government and some will rely on input from community groups or individuals.

Resourcing Strategy 2030 (Updated July 2014)(PDF, 5MB)

 

5. Regional Community Strategic Plan 2016-2036

The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level of strategic planning under the framework and sets a vision and strategic priorities for each of the Councils.  All other plans developed by the Council as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework must reflect and support the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan.

The purpose of the plan is to identify the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future and to plan strategies for achieving these goals. In doing this, the planning process will consider the issues and pressures that may affect the community and the level of resources that will realistically be available to achieve its aims and aspirations. While a Council has a custodial role in initiating, preparing and maintaining the Community Strategic Plan on behalf of the local government area, it is not wholly responsible for its implementation. Other partners, such as State agencies and community groups may also be engaged in delivering the long-term objectives of the plan.

A copy of the Regional Community Strategic Plan  2016-2036 is available to download using the link below.  You can also download a copy of the 2017 Community Engagement Outcomes and Community Engagement Strategy and Communications.

The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level of strategic planning under the framework and sets a vision and strategic priorities for each of the Councils.  All other plans developed by the Council as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework must reflect and support the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan.

The purpose of the plan is to identify the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future and to plan strategies for achieving these goals. In doing this, the planning process will consider the issues and pressures that may affect the community and the level of resources that will realistically be available to achieve its aims and aspirations. While a Council has a custodial role in initiating, preparing and maintaining the Community Strategic Plan on behalf of the local government area, it is not wholly responsible for its implementation. Other partners, such as State agencies and community groups may also be engaged in delivering the long-term objectives of the plan.

A copy of the Regional Community Strategic Plan  2016-2036 is available to download using the link below.  You can also download a copy of the 2017 Community Engagement Outcomes and Community Engagement Strategy and Communications.

Community Engagement Outcomes(PDF, 5MB)