Community & Council Plan 2017-2021

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The 2017–2021 Community and Council Plan outlines what our vision of ‘Making this the most liveable, people-friendly community in Australia’ means to our community and documents how we will work towards it over the next four years.

 

Developing the Community & Council Plan

The Community and Council Plan 2017–2021 was developed with the input of everyone it affects – Councillors, Council staff, and importantly, the residents and ratepayers of our region. 

In an extensive consultation process, we invited people from all walks of life to ‘Help Shape Our Future’ and collated the feedback we received, highlighting common themes and issues as they emerged. Our staff then worked through this information, honing in to pin-point the priorities of our community for the future.

This information was then presented to Councillors, who reviewed it further, finalising our Strategic Objectives, Key Result Areas, Goals, Measures and Actions. These details were then outlined in a Draft Community and Council Plan document. The community was given the opportunity to review the Draft Community and Council Plan and share their ideas on it with us before the final Community and Council Plan 2017–2021 was officially endorsed and adopted by Council.

The Community and Council Plan sets out how we will work towards our vision of ‘Making this the most liveable, people-friendly community in Australia’ over the next four years.

It will be used to guide the management and delivery of Council services and infrastructure for residents and inform Council’s annual planning and budget processes.


Strategic Objectives

The Community and Council Plan is structured around four Strategic Objectives that we will strive towards.

Key Result Areas

Within each Strategic Objective are a number of Key Result Areas (KRAs) – there are 18 in total.

Each KRA includes a set of goals and the measures we will use to evaluate progress towards these goals.

Actions

The actions we will implement to reach the goals within the 18 KRAs are also outlined in the Community and Council Plan. Each action has a specific timeframe against it.