Integrated Planning and Reporting

Integrated planning and reporting is an organisational framework used to identify our priorities that drive the Shire’s operations. The framework consists of a number of strategic plans for identifying and prioritising local issues.

The Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IPRF) ensures Council decisions look to the long-term future and consider the community’s aspirations to deliver the best results possible with the resources available. The framework is also designed to have a stronger focus on place shaping and wellbeing while requiring a greater level of community engagement.

The primary aims of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework include:

  • articulate the community’s vision, priorities and desired outcomes
  • allocate resources to achieve the vision, striking a considered balance between aspirations and affordability
  • monitor and report on progress

The IPRF requires the Shire to have three levels of integrated strategic planning, informed and supported by appropriate resourcing and asset management plans.  The framework consists of a number of strategic plans for identifying and prioritising local issues. The strategic plans set the goals and direction for the Shire's future activities. It integrates asset, service and financial plans so that the Shire’s resource capabilities match community needs. The most important of these is the Strategic Community Plan.

The key components of the IPRF include:

  • Strategic Community Plan with a 10 year time horizon and informed by community consultation; (Level 1)
  • Corporate Business Plan with a 4 year time horizon; (Level 2)
  • Annual Budget with a 1 year time horizon; (Level 3) and
  • Supporting strategies including a Long Term Financial Plan, Asset Management Plan and Workforce Plan.

Strategic Community Plan - The Strategic Community Plan is the highest level planning document in the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. This Plan is designed to be a ‘living’ document that guides the development of the Shire over the next ten years.

Corporate Business Plan - The Corporate Business Plan is the operational plan that maps the Shire’s key priorities, projects, services and actions over the next four years. It provides the detailed actions for the first years of the Strategic Community Plan as well as detailing business as usual service delivery.

Annual Budget - The Annual Budget is a detailed financial plan for each year, covering all aspects of the Shire’s operations and reflects the resources generated (revenue) and those consumed (expenditure).  Year 1 of the Corporate Business Plan and the Long Term Financial Plan establishes the basis for the Annual Budget.

Strategic Community Plan

The Strategic Community Plan is the highest level integrated strategic corporate planning document, setting out the long term vision of the community for the next 10 years.

The purpose of our Strategic Community Plan is to:

  • identify and acknowledge community aspirations and the vision for the future
  • provide an opportunity for participation by the community in decision making processes
  • coordinate decision making, including the use of  Shire resources and other organisations working with and within the community
  • provide a long term focus for the delivery of facilities and services by the Shire and other organisations working with and within the community
  • provide a basis for accountability of local government to the community it serves

The Plan will influence how the Shire uses its resources to deliver services to the community and the Shire will to use the Plan in several ways, including:

  • Guiding Council in setting priorities and decision making
  • Providing the basis for the design and delivery of Shire services and actions documented in the Corporate Business Plan
  • Providing a rationale to pursue grants and other resources by demonstrating how specific projects align with the aspirations of our community, and within the strategic direction of the Shire
  • Informing decision making with respect to other partners and agencies such as the State Government
  • Informing potential investors and developers of our community’s key priorities, and the way they can contribute
  • Providing a basis for monitoring progress against the community’s vision and aspirations.

Following extensive community engagement the Shire adopted a new Strategic Community Plan for the next ten years covering 2017 to 2027. The Strategic Community Plan was presented to Council on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Ordinary Council Meeting. Minor modifications were subsequently adopted by Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting held 24 April 2018. The plan applies to the district of the Shire of Katanning.

Strategic Community Plan - Katanning 2027

Corporate Business Plan

The Corporate Business Plan is a key component of the Shires Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and is the organisation’s commitment to activating the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan. The Shire’s Corporate Business Plan builds on the identified directions from previous plans, with an emphasis on meeting commitments and expectations now and into the future.

The Corporate Business Plan maps the Shire of Katanning's key priorities, projects, services and actions over the next four years. It provides the detail for the first years of the Strategic Community Plan as well as detailing business as usual service delivery. The plan is reviewed annually to prioritise or re-prioritise projects and services. 

The Corporate Business Plan was adopted by Council in April 2018.

Corporate Business Plan - Adopted April 2018

Annual Budget

The Annual Budget is the annual operation plan. This plan contains a high level of detail of the Shire’s budget, actions and projects, and is developed each year for the next four years based on the Corporate Business Plan.

Annual Budget - 2017/2018

Informing Strategies 

Informing strategies inform the Corporate Business Plan to activate Strategic Community Plan priorities. The below plans are currently under progress.

Workforce Plan

The Workforce Plan outlines how we will ensure the Shire has the staff with the skills to deliver the agreed outcomes over the next 10 years.

Asset Management Strategy and Plan

The Asset Management Strategy and Plan provides detailed information on the type and condition of our assets and their expected renewal requirements. They are prepared to assist council in improving the way it delivers services from infrastructure.

Long Term Financial Plan

The Long Term Financial Plan is a ten-year rolling plan that indicates a local government’s long term financial sustainability, allows early identification of financial issues and their longer term impacts, and enhances the transparency and accountability of the Council to the community.

Community feedback

We recognise that the Shire is able to make better informed decisions when it engages with the community. the Community Strategic Plan is a living document and we welcome and encourage your feedback and input into the plan.

 

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