Rockdale City Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework
City Plan 2011-2025
A new planning and reporting framework for NSW local government has been introduced. These local government reforms replace the former Management Plan and Social Plan with an integrated framework. Community engagement is an essential aspect of the new Integrated Planning Model in the development of the Community Strategic Plan which is the highest order of the Plan and expresses the long term community aspirations for Rockdale.
The Rockdale City Plan contains all elements of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework including a Delivery Program which contains the principle activities Council will undertake over the next 4 years to contribute to the achievement of the Community Strategic Plan. The Operational Plan is a sub-plan of the Delivery Program and outlines the outlines the projects, programs, and activities that Council will undertake within the financial year.
The Resourcing Strategy is also an integral part of the City Plan, but available separately. It assists to determine whether there are sufficient resources - time, money, assets and people - available to deliver the community's aspirations. There are three components to the resourcing strategy dealing with Long Term Financial Planning, Asset Management Planning and Workforce Management Planning.
The City Plan is based on community engagement including asking our community what they would like Rockdale City to be like in 2025 and their feedback on the draft City Plan during a public exhibition process.
A feature of the Rockdale City Plan 2011-2025 is that each level of the Plan contains measures so that Council can report to the community the progress that it is making, with its partners, towards achieving the community's priorities in the Community Strategic Plan.
In this regard, Council's six reviews will report progress in delivering the measures and targets in the Operational Plan and their contribution to progressing the Principal Activities in the Delivery Program. Further, Council's Annual Report will outline the achievements in implementing the Delivery Program and the effectiveness of each Principal Activity in achieving the community outcomes at which they are directed. These six monthly progress reports are normally presented to the last Council meeting in February and August each year.
A report on progress toward achieving the Community Strategic Plan 2011-2025 (within the City Plan) will also be presented to the final Council meeting of each outgoing Council term. In Rockdale's case, the end of term report was tabled at the Council Meeting of 15 August 2012 and is available within Council's 2011/12 Annual Report.
The essential elements of the new planning and reporting framework are shown below. Click on the balloons for the relevant information on each element as it relates to Rockdale City Council. The monitoring and review and annual report elements will be updated progressively as reports are presented to Council and the community over the life of City Plan.
Community Engagement Documents
Report on the Draft Operational Plan 2012-13
Community Survey March 2012
Stage 1 - Community Telephone Survey (November 2010)
Stages 2a and 2b - Focus Groups and Online Survey (March 2011)
Stage 3 - Public Exhibition Process (May/June 2011)
Six Monthly Progress Report (December 2011)
End of Council Term Report (2008-2012))
Other Associated Documents
Fees & Charges