Council plan and budget

Council plan and budget

Important notice: Council's Draft Budget Report 2017/18, Draft Council Plan 2017-2027 (Year One) and Draft Strategic Resource Plan 2017 /18 are currently on public exhibition until 11am on Monday 5 June. Have your say.

Council Plan

The Council Plan 2013-2017 (Year Four) (PDF, 3MB) is the primary vision and goal setting document for Council during its current term. It sets out our goals and objectives for the coming year and describes how we will review and evaluate our performance.

For the first time, the Council Plan incorporates the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan in recognition of our role in improving community health and wellbeing.

Our long term vision document ‘Vision 2025’, adopted in 2003, was also reviewed as part of the Council Plan development. The refreshed document, now called Vision 2040, has been incorporated into the Council Plan. This gives it more day-to-day relevance and makes us more accountable when measuring our progress.

We will report on our progress of the plan to the community on a quarterly basis.


The Budget Report 2016/17 (PDF, 3MB) describes the revenue, expenditure and resources required to deliver the full range of our services, facilities and projects to the community. It also represents the activities and initiatives that support the achievement of the goals and objectives defined in the Council Plan. Again, we will report quarterly on our progress.

Strategic Resource Plan

The Strategic Resource Plan 2016/17 (PDF, 1MB) outlines the resources needed to achieve the goals and objectives in our Council Plan. The principles outlined in the Strategic Resource Plan help to guide our financial decision making relating to long-term borrowing levels, use of financial reserves, rating strategy, capital investments and the provision of services. It also includes our long term financial forecast of financial statements and indicators.

The plan is reviewed annually as part of our annual Budget preparation.

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