Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R)

Gwydir Shire Council’s suite of Integrated Planning and Reporting documents has been prepared in line with the NSW Government’s framework requirements. The framework recognises that the Council’s plans and policies should not exist in isolation and that they are in fact connected and incorporate the priorities of the community.

These priorities have been shaped by our consultation with the Gwydir Shire community resulting in five key themes:

  • A healthy and cohesive community (Social);
  • Building the business base (Economy);
  • An environmentally responsible shire (Environment); and
  • Proactive regional and local leadership (Organisation)

A final focus area – Governance – has been introduced to accommodate the community aspiration of future sustainability of Gwydir Shire Council.  These themes provide the framework into which the Delivery Program priorities and Operational Plan activities have been incorporated.

Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategy Plan describes the community’s vision and aspirations for a period of ten of or more years. This is the community’s plan for its future

Delivery Program and Operational Plan

The Delivery program is a four year plan that turns the strategic goals found in the Community Strategic Plan into actions. It is the point where a council makes a commitment to the Community Strategic Plan, and act upon those issues that are within its area of responsibility.

The Operational Plan is a one year plan that spells out the detail of the Delivery Program, identifying the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken in a specific financial year to achieve the commitments made in the four year Delivery Program.

Gwydir Shire Council’s 2022-2023 Operational Plan identifies priority projects and activities that will be delivered to the community. These activities will be reported on a quarterly basis over the next twelve month period.

This is the fourth and final Operational Plan covering the term of the Elected Council. At the end of this term the Elected Council will have considerable reason to be proud of what has been achieved under their term of office.

The operational activities included in this plan are aimed at progressing the implementation of the 2022–2026 Delivery Program and more broadly the 2017-2027 Community Strategic Plan - reviewed in 2022. Since July 2018 our Council has been fortunate in receiving considerable grant funding. This injection of grant funding has enabled us to achieve considerably more of the community aspirations identified in the Community Strategic Plan than was ever expected possible under normal budget circumstances.

Resourcing Strategy

The Resourcing Strategy consists of three inter-related elements:

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

The Resourcing Strategy makes clear what elements of the Community Strategic Plan the Council will take responsibility for. Other levels of government, business, non-government organisations, community groups and individuals will also have a role in achieving the outcomes of the Community Strategic Plan.