Council’s ‘Fit for the Future’ submission, Rural Council Proposal – Template 3 was endorsed by Council at its June Council meeting and submitted to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on Friday 26 June, 2015.
Council’s submission essentially depicts that Council will endeavour to work as part of the proposed Central West Joint Organisation (JO), sub-regionally with neighbouring Councils in the (JO) and outside the (JO) with the other ten (10) proposed Rural Councils.
Council’s proposal also includes a comprehensive plan to ensure we will become ‘Fit for the Future’ by meeting all of the other required targets for our ratio’s over the next three to four years. To meet the required targets and become ‘Fit for the Future’ we will need to embrace change to enable us to meet the ‘Fit for the Future’ criteria of:
If we are prepared to change we can become ‘Fit for the Future’ which will assist us to maintain our local identity as Weddin Shire Council, services and jobs.
IPART will now review all of the 152 submissions and report to the Minister for Local Government the Hon Paul Toole MP by 16 October, 2015, whereby the Minister will then respond to the report in due course.
The submission was the culmination of an enormous amount of work by the Community, Council, Council staff and in particular Mr Stephen Sykes which resulted in the development of an excellent proposal which will hopefully see Council deemed to be ‘Fit for the Future’.