Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework Review

Consultation has concluded

The following draft documents were publicly exhibited from 10 May to 7 June 2018:

  • Draft Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028
  • Draft Resourcing Strategy 2018-2028
  • Draft Delivery Program 2018/19-2020/21 and Operational Plan 2018/19 incorporating the Draft Revenue Policy 2018/19
  • Draft Fees and Charges Schedule 2018/19
  • Draft Community Grants and Subsidies 2018/19

These documents include the long term vision for the local government area, how Council proposes to fund the actions for which is it is responsible for and a detailed budget for the next financial year. The documents can be viewed by clicking the links above or in the document library.

The North Sydney Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028 represents the community’s long term aspirational vision for the North Sydney local government area. Whilst Council is the custodian of the plan, it is not solely responsible for its implementation. Council will work with stakeholders to implement the plan. For its part in implementing the plan, Council has prepared a draft Delivery Program 2018/19-2020/21 with financial estimates which detail the ‘Projects’ and ‘Services’ we will deliver over the next three years.

The Resourcing Strategy 2018/19-2027/28 details how Council proposes to fund its Delivery Program. The plan includes three financial scenarios:

  • Scenario 1 - is based on revenue being limited to the annual rate cap, which has been modelled at 2.3% till 2021/22 and 2.8% thereafter to 2027/28. This is not the ideal scenario as it will result in a decline in our capacity and will not meet the expectations of the community as reflected in the Community Strategic Plan review consultation i.e. we cannot continue to deliver services and infrastructure at the rate of the past three years and remain financially viable.
  • Scenario 2 - is based on rate revenue being restricted to the 2.3% cap in 2018/19 followed by increases of 5.5% thereafter. This would allow Council to maintain existing services but limit capacity to maintain infrastructure to the highstandard demanded by the community and provide minimal capacity to expand services.
  • Scenario 3 - is based on rate revenue being restricted to the 2.3% cap in 2018/19 followed by increases of 7% thereafter. This more closely represents community expectations on services as reflected in the Community Strategic Plan review consultation. It would enable the high level of services demanded by the community to be maintained, maintenance of infrastructure to a high standard and some capacity to expand services to meet growth and changing demands. Scenario 3 is the preferred scenario.

Submissions closed 5pm, Thursday 7 June 2018.

All submissions received were collated, analysed and reported to Council on 25 June 2018, wereby resolved to adopt the plans. The final plans can be viewed here.

Copies of the plans are available for viewing at:

  • Council's Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney from 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm on Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

More information: contact Council’s Integrated Planning and Special Projects department on 9936 8463.

The following draft documents were publicly exhibited from 10 May to 7 June 2018:

  • Draft Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028
  • Draft Resourcing Strategy 2018-2028
  • Draft Delivery Program 2018/19-2020/21 and Operational Plan 2018/19 incorporating the Draft Revenue Policy 2018/19
  • Draft Fees and Charges Schedule 2018/19
  • Draft Community Grants and Subsidies 2018/19

These documents include the long term vision for the local government area, how Council proposes to fund the actions for which is it is responsible for and a detailed budget for the next financial year. The documents can be viewed by clicking the links above or in the document library.

The North Sydney Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028 represents the community’s long term aspirational vision for the North Sydney local government area. Whilst Council is the custodian of the plan, it is not solely responsible for its implementation. Council will work with stakeholders to implement the plan. For its part in implementing the plan, Council has prepared a draft Delivery Program 2018/19-2020/21 with financial estimates which detail the ‘Projects’ and ‘Services’ we will deliver over the next three years.

The Resourcing Strategy 2018/19-2027/28 details how Council proposes to fund its Delivery Program. The plan includes three financial scenarios:

  • Scenario 1 - is based on revenue being limited to the annual rate cap, which has been modelled at 2.3% till 2021/22 and 2.8% thereafter to 2027/28. This is not the ideal scenario as it will result in a decline in our capacity and will not meet the expectations of the community as reflected in the Community Strategic Plan review consultation i.e. we cannot continue to deliver services and infrastructure at the rate of the past three years and remain financially viable.
  • Scenario 2 - is based on rate revenue being restricted to the 2.3% cap in 2018/19 followed by increases of 5.5% thereafter. This would allow Council to maintain existing services but limit capacity to maintain infrastructure to the highstandard demanded by the community and provide minimal capacity to expand services.
  • Scenario 3 - is based on rate revenue being restricted to the 2.3% cap in 2018/19 followed by increases of 7% thereafter. This more closely represents community expectations on services as reflected in the Community Strategic Plan review consultation. It would enable the high level of services demanded by the community to be maintained, maintenance of infrastructure to a high standard and some capacity to expand services to meet growth and changing demands. Scenario 3 is the preferred scenario.

Submissions closed 5pm, Thursday 7 June 2018.

All submissions received were collated, analysed and reported to Council on 25 June 2018, wereby resolved to adopt the plans. The final plans can be viewed here.

Copies of the plans are available for viewing at:

  • Council's Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney from 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm on Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

More information: contact Council’s Integrated Planning and Special Projects department on 9936 8463.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Submission Form - IPR Review

    Submissions close 7 June 2018.

    Please note that all comments received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.

    Privacy Statement: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

    Submissions close 7 June 2018.

    Please note that all comments received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.

    Privacy Statement: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

    Consultation has concluded