The IP&R Planning framework comprises the following elements:
Community Engagement – the underpinning principle used in the creation of the various strategic and operational documents comprising Council’s planning framework and reflecting local needs and priorities, identified through a series of community engagement processes including surveys, workshops and focus groups.
10 Year Community Strategic Plan (CSP) – outlines the priorities, directions, strategic objectives, and progress indicators that address the Community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future.
4 Year Delivery Program – describes the resourcing (asset management, long-term financial and workforce) strategies required to achieve the priorities and strategic objectives outlined in the 10 Year Plan.
Annual Operational Plan and Budget – provides a financial and resource allocation plan that identifies services and activities to be carried out over a 12-month period.
4 Year Resourcing Strategy - comprises the Asset Management Strategy and associated Plans, the Workforce Program and the Long Term Financial Plan. These plans identify the resources - human, financial and physical, required to support the Delivery Program and annual Operating Plan.
Annual Report – reflects and reports on Council’s objectives, its operations and achievements for the financial year when measured against the key performance indicators set-out in the annual Operational Plan.
This process has been adopted to improve Council's long term Community planning and asset management; while improving engagement with and reporting to the Community on progress toward delivering the Community Strategic Plan.