Integrated planning and reporting gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions. Three major parties are involved in the development of an integrated plan: the local government administration, the Council and the community. Each party has a unique role and responsibilities for effective and sustainable integrated planning and reporting, with the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 requiring each local government to adopt a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Business Plan.
A successful integrated planning and reporting process will deliver the following outcomes:
Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines have been developed as part of the State Government's Local Government Reform Program. They reflect a nationally consistent approach to integrated planning as expressed by the Council of Australian Governments' Local Government Planning Ministers' Council.
The Framework and Guidelines provide a process to:
All local governments are currently required to produce a plan for the future under S5.56 (1) of the
Local Government Act 1995. Regulations have been made under S5.56(2) of the Act to briefly outline the minimum requirements to achieve this.
The minimum requirement to meet the intent of the plan for the future is the development of a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Business Plan. View the
Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines
Integrated Planning and Reporting Advisory Standard
Integrated Planning and Reporting Long Term Financial Plan Guidelines
Integrated Planning and Reporting Asset Management Guidelines
Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines - A Short Guide
Workforce Planning Toolkit
Long Term Financial Planning Tools
Model Long Term Financial Planning
Abridged Model Long Term Financial Planning
Community Development: A Guide for Local Government Elected Members
Working Effectively with Local Governments: A Guide for Community Sector Organisations
Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) Assessment Results 2013-14