Plans and reporting framework

NSW councils follow the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework established by the Office of Local Government. The framework allows us to draw key plans and strategies together to plan holistically for our community. This diagram illustrates the IP&R framework:

Intergrated Planning and Reporting recommends that Council engage the community and consider relevant state and regional plans to inform the development of the Community Strategic Plan to determine long-term community goals and aspirations. In turn, the Community Strategic Plan assists Council to develop and resource its Delivery Program, Operational Plan, and other local strategies. Council reports on its progress via quarterly and annual reports.

Medium and long-term plans

Please note that due to the local government elections being postponed to 2021 as a result of COVID-19, the timeframes and review dates for some of these plans have been extended.

Community Strategic Plan, One Community

  • Purpose: A 20 year community plan that identifies the main priorities and aspirations for the future of the Eurobodalla Shire
  • Review: Required to be reviewed every four years in line with the term of Council.
    • The Community Strategic Plan was reviewed in 2016 following Council elections and adopted in June 2017.
    • Following the directive from the Office of Local Government on 1 May 2020, the current Community Strategic Plan will remain in place for the 2020-21 period. Following the deferred election in 2021, the Community Strategic Plan will be reviewed.

Long Term Financial Plan

  • Purpose: Part of Council's Resourcing Strategy covering a ten year period. The Plan outlines resources required to deliver the community's vision in the community strategic plan.
  • Review: Reviewed annually.

Workforce Management Plan

  • Purpose: part of Council's Resourcing Strategy covering a four year period. The Plan outlines resources required to deliver the community's vision in the community strategic plan.
  • Review: Required to be prepared every four years. Reviewed annually. The Workforce Management Plan will be reviewed in 2021.

Asset Management Strategy

  • Purpose: part of Council's Resourcing Strategy covering a four year period. The Plan outlines resources required to deliver the community's vision in the community strategic plan.
  • Review: Required to be prepared every four years. Reviewed annually.
  • Asset Management Strategy (1.8 MB)

Delivery Program

  • Purpose: Details the initiatives and projects to be undertaken by Council in a four year period to deliver the community's vision in the community strategic plan.
  • Review: Required to be reviewed every four years in line with the term of Council.
    • Council's current Delivery Programs cover the period 2017-21. Following the deferred election in 2021, a revised Delivery Program will be prepared.

Operational Plan

  • Purpose: Details the specific actions, budgets and capital works Council will undertake in the financial year. It also includes information on rates, fees and charges.
  • Review: Council's current Operational Plan covers the 2020-21 financial year. The Plan will be reviewed and adopted annually prior to the 1st July.

Performance reporting

Annual report

  • Reports on: the achievements in delivering the Community Strategic Plan through implementing the Delivery Program and Operational Plan. Includes a copy of Council's audited financial reports.
  • Frequency: annually by 30 November. The Annual Report for 2019-20 will be published by 31 December 2020.

End of term report

  • Reports on: the Council's achievements in implementing the Community Strategic Plan over the term of office.
  • Frequency: included in annual report due 30 November in the year in which an ordinary election is held.

Progress reports on Delivery Program

  • Reports on: progress in implementing the Delivery Program
  • Frequency: at least every six months (Dates determined by council).

Budget review statement

  • Report: a revised estimate of the income and expenditure for that year, by reference to the estimate of income and expenditure set out in the statement of Council's revenue policy included in the Operational Plan for the relevant year.
  • Frequency: not later than two months after the end of each quarter, except the June quarter (ie by 1 December, 1 March, and 1 June).