What is the Community Strategic Plan and why do we need it?

The Community Strategic Plan is the community’s long-term plan for the Sutherland Shire. It forms part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, which allows councils to draw their various plans together, understand how they interact and plan holistically for the future.

It is through this plan that we identify our priorities, future aspirations and partner with community, business and government agencies to create the future desired by our community.


What is the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

All Councils in NSW are required to work under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. The framework supports a holistic approach to planning for the future, and allows councils to draw their various plans together and ensure a strategic and integrated approach.

Under this framework, all councils are required to deliver a suite of strategic documents. These are:

  • Community Strategic Plan (long term community plan)
  • Four year Delivery Program and yearly Operational Plan
  • Resourcing Strategy