What is a Delivery and Operational Plan?

Our Delivery and Operational Plan is the agreed program of works that Council staff will undertake to ensure we meet our statutory requirements and the priorities and goals adopted by Council.

Why is Council writing a new Delivery Program and Operational Plan?

An annual Delivery Program and Operational Plan is a statutory requirement for all NSW councils and is governance best practice. It is a transparent way for Council to communicate to Council and our community what we have achieved and what we plan to do. 

What are Council's five strategic themes?

  1. Community wellbeing
  2. Quality places and spaces
  3. A healthy environment
  4. Local prosperity
  5. Community leadership and participation

What are Council's 11 strategic goals?

  1. A connected, harmonious and engaged community for all ages and abilities
  2. A supported, enabled and resilient community
  3. A creative and vibrant community
  4. Well planned neighbourhoods
  5. Liveable places
  6. Getting around
  7. Protecting our environment
  8. Sustainable use of resources
  9. Community focused economic development
  10. Working together
  11. A well-managed Council

Why is the Draft Plan being considered by two committees?

The Finance, Community and Services Committee (FCS) and the Environmental Planning Committee (EP) have the opportunity to review community submissions before a Council vote on the final plan. Each of these committees reviews the goals that are relevant to their areas of delegated authority. 

For the FCS, the goals are:

1. A connected, harmonious and engaged community for all ages and abilities

2. A supported, enabled and resilient community

3. A creative and vibrant community

5. Liveable places

6. Getting around

10. Working together

11. A well-managed Council

For the EP, the goals are:

4. Well planned neighbourhoods

7. Protecting our environment

8. Sustainable use of resources

9. Community focused economic development

When does the adopted Plan come into effect?

The adopted Plan comes into effect 1 July 2019.

How does this impact me?

The Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan affects residents because it sets out the provisions of Council's services. 

When does Council start working on the next three-year Plan?

We anticipate we will start working on the third year of the three year Plan in March 2020, for adoption in June 2020. Then, in 2021, we will being preparations for a new Community Strategic Plan and related consultation. The new CSP will inform the next three-year Plan. 

Why should I make a submission?

Submissions are voluntary, and it's up to each person to decide whether to comment. 

We encourage you to read the Draft document and give us your feedback. 

Where can I get advice on making a submission?

The coordinator for submissions is Ms P Duffy, who can be contacted Monday to Friday on 9391-7085 between 8.30am and 11.00am

Please note, we can provide general guidance; however, Council staff are not in a position to comment on the merits of the Draft or any objections.


What happens to the comments I make?

All submissions received will be considered by Councillors at the Finance, Community & Services Committee and the Environmental Planning Committee on 3 June 2019, before a final Draft is adopted at the following full Council meeting 11 June 2019.

*Privacy notice

The supply of personal information is voluntary. If personal information is not provided, Council may be limited in dealing with a submission. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council or Committee Meetings and Council's website.

Please note, in accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998(NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to the subject will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council Officers, consultants to Council or members of the public. In accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW), Council is required to allow inspection of all submissions received by Council in relation to submissions.