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Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents

Currently on Exhibition 21 April to 25 May 2017

Council has resolved to place the following draft Integrated Planning and Reporting documents on public exhibition for a period of 35 days. The documents bring together Council’s various strategies, plans and budgets to provide services, infrastructure, and to ensure future sustainability. 

  • Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017-2018 (including the Statement of Revenue Policy, Budget, and Fees and Charges)
  • Draft Community Strategic Plan 2027 (minor revisions to the 2022 version. Note that a comprehensive review of the Community Strategic Plan will commence in the 2017-2018 financial year) 

You have until Thursday 25 May to provide your feedback on the draft documents and in particular the four year Delivery Program Actions identified in the Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017-2018.  Feedback from the community will be reported to Council on 22 June 2017 to help determine Council’s focus over the next four years. 

You can find out more by clicking on the links to the draft documents below.  A summary is also available with the links below.  Feedback, clearly marked “Submission – Draft Integrated Planning and Reporting” can be emailed to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au or posted to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby NSW 2482. Alternatively, visit our information stand from 8.00-11.00am at the Farmers Markets in New Brighton on 9 May, Byron Bay on 11 May and Bangalow on 13 May.  If you’re attending Renew Fest in Mullumbimby on 6 May, come and visit us at our stand from 8.00-11.00am.

Submissions Close: 4.30pm Thursday 25 May 2017 

Enquiries: Mila Jones 02 6626 7290


In 2009, a new Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework was implemented by the NSW Government.

Under the NSW state legislation, councils must prepare a number of plans which provide details on how the council intends to deliver works and services in the short and long term. The delivery of works and services must be based on community priorities that have been identified through consultation and engagement.

As shown below, the Integrated Planning and Reporting plans are designed to cascade so that the broader objectives within the Community Strategic Plan flow through to specific actions and measures, as found in the Delivery Program.        Community Strategic Plan   Delivery Program   Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Budget, Fee & Charges   Long Term Financial Plan   Asset Management Plan   Workforce Plan   Annual Report

Community Strategic Plan

Byron Shire Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2022 (CSP) identified the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future, established broad strategies for achieving these goals, and includes:

  • our vision for "culturally rich and thriving communities living in harmony, responding positively to the challenges of our world, and leading by example"
  • five key themes to guide our Shire for the next 10 years
  • 17 community outcomes to be achieved over the next 10 years; and
  • proposed strategies and partnerships to assist us in moving towards our future goals for the Shire.

Consideration has been given to the issues and pressures which may affect the community and the level of resources which will realistically be available to achieve its aims and aspirations.

While Byron Shire Council has a custodial role in initiating, preparing and maintaining the CSP on behalf of the local government area, it is not wholly responsible for its implementation.  Other partners such as government agencies, businesses, community groups and industry can help in achieving the long-term objectives of the plan.

The CSP encourages Council to draw together all plans and strategies into one meaningful document.  Byron Shire Council endorsed its current CSP on 28 June 2012.

The CSP is a local government requirement of the NSW Division of Local Government (DLG), Department of Premier and Cabinet and is a long term plan (10+ years), which is supported by other documents, including the Delivery Program and the Operation Plan.

Resourcing Strategy

The CSP provides a vehicle for expressing long-term community aspirations.  However, these will not be achieved without sufficient resources - time, money, assets and people - to actually carry them out.

The Resourcing Strategy consists of three components:

  • Long Term Financial Plan
  • Strategic Asset Management Plan
  • Workforce Management Plan

The Resourcing Strategy is the point where Council assists the community by sorting out who is responsible for what, in terms of the issues identified in the CSP.  Some issues will clearly be the responsibility of Council, some will be the responsibility of other levels of government and some will rely on input from community groups or individuals.  The Resourcing Strategy focuses in detail on matters that are the responsibility of the Council.

Delivery Program and Operational Plan

The Delivery Program and Operational Plan systematically translate the CSP goals into actions.  These are the principal activities to be undertaken by the Council to implement the strategies established by the CSP within the resources available under the Resourcing Strategy.

The Delivery Program is a statement of commitment to the community from each newly elected council.  In preparing the program, Council is accounting for its stewardship of the community's long term goals, outlining what it intends to do towards achieving these goals during its term of office and what its priorities will be.

Supporting the Delivery Program is an annual Operational Plan.  It spells out the details of the Delivery Program, specifying the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken each year to achieve Councils commitments.

Annual Report

The Annual Report focuses on the implementation of our Delivery Program and Operational Plan.  The report also includes some information that is prescribed by the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

End of Term Report

Councils are required every four years to produce an End of Term Report on the progress in implementing the Community Strategic Plan.  The Report covers the term of office for an elected council.

Links to documents

Refer to the top right hand side of this page for links to Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting documents.