What is a Council Plan?

The Council Plan (Plan) is the most important document Council produces.  The purpose of the Plan is to detail the shared vision and agreed long term goals of what Council and the local community would like to see achieved. It describes the legacy which the elected Council wishes to leave for the future.

Why do we have a Council Plan?

It is good practice for any business to have a long term planning document so that everyone is clear about what the priorities are and what the organisation is hoping to achieve.  In addition to this it is a requirement of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) that all Councils produce a Council Plan by 30 June in the year following a general Council election. 

When will the Council Plan be finanlised?

The development of the Council Plan is a top priority for a new Council.  Under the legislation it must be adopted and forwarded to the Minister for Local Government by 30 June 2013. 

What supports the implementation of the Council Plan?

The Council Plan is supported by a number of long and short term documents including the Strategic Resource Plan, Annual Budget and Capital Works Program.  These documents allocate the financial resources and prioritise the future investment in Casey’s infrastructure.

How is progress reported?

Progress on the implementation of the Council Plan will be reported to Council on a regular basis.  On a quarterly basis a report detailing progress highlights is published on Council’s website for the community.

Will the Council Plan be reviewed?

The Council Plan will be reviewed annually to ensure it is still current and the strategies are delivering the desired outcomes.