The State Government has legislated an Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework for all Local Governments.
The Framework requires local authorities to engage with their community to establish a vision that will frame the priorities and objectives into the future. This is articulated in the City of Melville’s Strategic Community Plan: People, Places, Participation which is reviewed biennially.
A successful integrated planning and reporting process delivers the following outcomes:
A Strategic Community Plan that clearly links the community’s aspirations with the Council’s vision and long term strategy
A Corporate Business Plan that integrates resourcing plans and specific council plans with the Strategic Community Plan, and
A clearly stated vision for the future viability of the local government area.
This diagram (right) depicts the components that make up the City of Melville’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.
Factors such as informing documents, long term financial plan, workforce, assets and issue specific plans inform the high level plans - Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan, with the Community Plan being the overarching guide, informing the Corporate Business Plan and therefore Annual Budget.
The City of Melville’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework:
Recognises that planning for a Local Government is holistic in nature and driven by the community
Builds organisational and resource capability to meet community need
Optimises success by understanding the integration and interdependencies between the components
Emphasises performance monitoring so that Local Governments can adapt and respond to changes in community needs and the business environment