2019-20 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and revised Long Term Financial Plan

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Consultation has concluded.

As part of its Integrated Planning and Reporting each year the Council develops an Operational Plan, which it sets out the activities that will be carried out in the next twelve months. As well as providing whole range of ongoing services there are many specific actions the Council undertakes to benefit the community.

Each year the Council also reviews its financial position, developing a budget for the coming year as well as updating the long term financial plan to ensure that the finances of the Council are being managed well.

As part of its Integrated Planning and Reporting each year the Council develops an Operational Plan, which it sets out the activities that will be carried out in the next twelve months. As well as providing whole range of ongoing services there are many specific actions the Council undertakes to benefit the community.

Each year the Council also reviews its financial position, developing a budget for the coming year as well as updating the long term financial plan to ensure that the finances of the Council are being managed well.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Why there is not more Community Consultation. Some works are years behind and when bought up, they are ignored. The shire appears to be in a Run down state except for Bellingen and Urunga of course and they seem to receive priority over other areas of the shire.

    Mylestom asked 12 months ago

    The date for submissions on the Operational Plan and financial plans closed on the 17th May 2019, as such your comments will not be included in the report to Council on these document. The adoption of the documents will be considered at the Council meeting being held on 26 Jun 2019. Please click here for more information on Council meetings and how you can participate.

    The Operational Plan sets out the projects that are planned to be undertaken in the coming year towards the outcomes set in the four year Delivery Plan. This document is a subset of the directions already set in the Delivery Plan, which was developed in accordance with outcomes from the community consultation undertaken.  Community consultation is undertaken in the development of the Delivery Plan each four years when a new plan needs to be developed following Council elections. As the elections draw closer Council will increase its consultation on what the community feels the role of Council should be for the next four years.

    Performance reporting is undertaken each six months, which is included in the business papers of the Council and available to the public. This report allows the community to see how projects are progressing and the reasons for any delays that may have arisen. Before the next election and End of Term Report will be generated showing the achievements of the current Council, which people can review prior to voting.

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    Why such a small amount for the Aged and Disabled Support, $1,000 but Council can find $25,000 for Koalas. It would seem that perhaps that the Council values Koalas more than it does those of our Community who are less able. It will be something that will be bought to Councils and Governments attention. Sewerage Works proposed and now funded by State Government are welcome after so much delay from initial approvals by Council decades ago. The grants that have been sitting on Council desk for areas that have approved by State Government are causing a bit of community aghast which is not favourable to Council for not being quicker in having works commence. The Community Consultation seems to be enforced for some grants, but others would seem to sail very quickly through without much of the same requirements. That is something that should be fair and equal for all.

    Mylestom asked 12 months ago

    The date for submissions on the Operational Plan and financial plans closed on the 17th May 2019, as such your comments will not be included in the report to Council on these document.

    The adoption of the documents will be considered at the Council meeting being held on 26 Jun 2019. Please click here for more information on Council meetings and how you can participate.

    Your reference to the $1,000 expenditure on Aged and Disabled Support relates only to the individual project cost of the first project in that service area. The financial summary shows that $309,000 has been allocated towards aged and disabled support facilities within the Operational Plan.

    Council is excited at the opportunity to be able to undertake the coastal sewerage project, which we have been lobbying to gain funding towards for a while. The recent State Budget has announced the $9.9M allocation to this project. This is a project that will take several years to complete and Council is starting on some of the pre-planning works to speed up the process.

    Council works towards carrying out all its projects as soon as possible, but they do need to be managed within out resources and some projects require significant investigation and design before we can commence them. 

    In terms of community engagement, the level and type of engagement depends on each individual project. This is assessed as part of the project development and the appropriate tools used in each instance. For example, sometimes Council has very limited windows of opportunity to seek grants and this can mean that Council has to either apply for the grants or miss out.