Clarence Valley Council is responsible for delivering a wide range of services and facilities to residents and businesses. Eight draft plans and strategies have been placed on public exhibition and feedback is invited from members of the community.
Many of these strategies are in the final year of their four-year lifespan and have already been through community consultation so they likely appear familiar. A new set of guiding strategies will be created, with community input, to coincide with the election of new Councillors in September 2021.
General Manager Ashley Lindsay said, “Council’s planning is governed by the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Framework, set down by the Office of Local Government. The individual elements of this framework include the 10-year Community Strategic Plan which provides objectives supported by plans or strategies. The four-year revised Delivery Program is your elected Councillors’ commitment while the annual Operational Plan outlines the specific actions Council will undertake, providing the direction for the budget expenditure.”
Other items in the IP&R suite of documents include the Asset Management Strategy, Workforce Management Strategy and Long-Term Financial Plan. Combined, these documents provide a guide to Council’s operations and help the organisation meet community demands for services and infrastructure by maximising what it can achieve with its available resources.
“The Long-Term Financial Plan indicates that Clarence Valley Council is meeting its sustainability obligations in 2020/21 and remains sustainable over the long term. The over-arching aim of these plans is to ensure we are providing for our local community well into the future, through funding a wide range of improvements, services and programs and I encourage the community to have their say.”
“A Capital Works Program totalling $68.7 Million has been identified for the next 12 months. The key features being an allocation of $21 Million to road and bridge infrastructure projects and approximately $32 Million allocated to open spaces, community facility and building projects,” Mr Lindsay added.
Due to COVID-19 Social distancing measures the community are invited to provide feedback online through the Clarence Conversations website.
To view the plans or to make a formal submission go to www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/onexhibition
The following documentation is on public exhibition until close of business Wednesday 3 June 2020.
✓ Revised Delivery Program 2017 – 2021 and Revised Operational Plan 2019/2020
✓ Revised Asset Management Strategy 2020/21 – 2029/30
✓ Workforce Management Strategy 2017/2018 – 2020/2021
✓ Draft Long-Term Financial Plan (2020/2021 – 2029/2030)
✓ Draft Annual Budget 2020/21
✓ Draft 2020/21 Fees and Charges
✓ Draft 2020/21 Capital Works Program
✓ Strategic Improvement Information