State Government Requirements

The Local Government Act 1995, Part 5, Division 5, Section 5.56 requires all local governments to plan for the future of the district. The Strategic Community Plan, Corporate Business Plan, Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce Plan, Asset Management Plan and Informing Strategies form the Shire’s plan for the future, and has been prepared to achieve compliance with the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996. Development of the plan has also aligned with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines.

Integrated Planning & Reporting Framework


The framework, introduced by the State Government in 2012, requires each local government to have a Strategic Community Plan, a Corporate Business Plan and other informing strategies in place to ensure the future provision of services is sustainable. The elements of the framework are shown below:

The Strategic Community Plan expresses the long-term community aspirations that have been developed with extensive consultation. It is an overarching document that covers a period of 10 years.

The Corporate Business Plan activates the objectives of the Strategic Community Plan and informs the annual budget process to ensure the priorities of the community are achievable.

Other documents are used to ensure adequate resourcing of the plans and include the Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce PlanAsset Management Plans and other informing strategies.

A comprehensive report on the achievements of these plans is included in the Annual Report prepared each year.

Integrated Planning & Reporting Review Cycle