Integrated Planning and Reporting (Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan)
The Local Government Act 1995 requires all Local Governments in Western Australia to implement a Plan for the Future.
Amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 have better defined what comprises a Plan for the Future. These amendments were supported by the state-wide introduction of the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) Framework. This Framework was introduced to ensure the integration of community priorities into strategic planning for Councils.
The Strategic Community Plan (SCP) is the head document of the IPR framework and provides the longer term view (10 year plus timeframe) and sets out the vision, aspirations and objectives of the community.
The Corporate Business Plan (CBP) is responsible for translating the strategic direction of the Shire articulated within the SCP, into specific priorities and actions at an operational level.
Importantly, the SCP and CBP are informed by several other key informing strategy documents as illustrated. The CBP also draws together actions contained within the Long Term Financial Plan, Capital Works Programs and the various informing strategies, and is reviewed annually in line with the budget process to ensure priorities are achievable and effectively timed.