Integrated Planning and Reporting
Integrated Planning & Reporting
Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) describes the system of integrated business planning for local government in New South Wales (NSW).
IP&R was introduced in 2009 and stems from the central principle that all council planning should originate from a sound understanding of the community’s expectations around priorities and service levels. It comprises a series of interrelated documents that together provide a rigorous, consistent approach to community planning across all NSW local councils, while also ensuring alignment with regional and state priorities. The IP&R Framework, pictured below, demonstrates the way in which Council's strategic documents interact with and inform each other.
In essence the IP&R Framework begins with the community's, not Council's, aspirations for a period of at least 10 years. It includes a suite of integrated plans that set out a vision and goals and strategic actions to achieve them. It involves a reporting structure to communicate progress to Council and the community as well as a structured timeline for review to ensure the goals and actions are still relevant.
Each of the main components of the Framework are summarised below.
Reports back to the community on Council's progress in a given year to deliver on the commitments of the Delivery Program via that year’s Operational Plan. Council also reports on its financial and asset performance against the annual budget and longer-term plans.
Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
The highest level of strategic planning undertaken by Council, with a ten-year plus (10 ) timeframe. All other plans must support achievement of the Community Strategic Plan objectives; the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future articulated.
Delivery Program (DP)
Council’s commitment to the community about what it will deliver during its term in office to achieve the Community Strategic Plan objectives, translated into actionable and measurable outcomes.
||plans for the next electoral term, generally four (4) years
||prepared by each incoming Council after being elected, generally every four (4) years
|| Delivery Program 2022-2026(PDF, 2MB)
Operational Plan (OP)
Shows the individual actions Council will undertake in a specific year as part of working towards its overall outcomes. It includes Council’s annual budget and Statement of Revenue Policy.
Shows how Council will resource its strategic priorities, identified through IP&R. The Resourcing Strategy includes 3 inter-related elements:
- Long-Term Financial Planning
- Workforce Management Planning
- Asset Management Planning
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