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.
Following an initial community consultation on the draft Community Strategic Plan throughout March and April 2017, Council determined to extend the exhibition period for the draft Community Strategic Plan to ensure all interested community members and stakeholders have adequate opportunity to review and provide feedback on this important long term community plan.
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
In line with the legislative requirements for the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, the
four-year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan and budget set out the key deliverables and actions that a Council will undertake in working towards achieving the community goals as outlined in the long term Community Strategic Plan.
The Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan are supported by a draft Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027 (consisting of a Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce Strategy and Asset Management Strategy) that outlines the provision of available resources to implement the activities contained in the Delivery and Operational Plan.
Do you require an accessible version of these planning documents?
A text only version of the draft Community Strategic Plan is available in the document library.
Should you require an accessible version of any of the other planning documents, or if you wish to arrange a discussion, please contact the Strategy & Engagement Team on phone: 9710 0544