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Exhibition of Council's plans for the future

Cr Kristy McBain with the draft Community Strategic Plan.In line with the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) Framework, each NSW Council is required by legislation to prepare a range of plans and integrate them to obtain the maximum leverage from their efforts when planning for the future.

The aim of the IPR Framework is to ensure each Council takes a long-term strategic approach to its activities and that these represent the needs of the community. The IPR Framework includes:

  • The Community Strategic Plan
  • The Resourcing Strategy
  • The Delivery Program and Operational Plan

About our Plans

Council has listened to what you have told us over the past 18 months and used the information to define our community’s vision for the future and develop Council plans for the next four years.

The Community Strategic Plan - The community vision for 2040

The draft Bega Valley Shire Community Strategic Plan 2040 (CSP 2040) outlines our community’s  vision for the future of the Bega Valley Shire and it was developed following extensive community consultation presented in the Understanding Our Place document.

The draft CSP 2040 covers all aspects of living in the Shire including health and wellbeing, employment and learning, transport, the built surroundings, services, facilities, and caring for the environment. Council is responsible for some of the directions identified; others require leadership by the community, industry and/or other levels of government.

The Resourcing Strategy - Council's direction for 2017-2021

To help achieve the Community Strategic Plan 2040 Council has developed its Resourcing Strategy to ensure that Council has the financial capacity and human, technical and plant resources to deliver services and manage the community’s assets. Effective resource planning allows Council to focus not only on short-term issues but also on medium and long-term challenges and explains how Council will plan to manage over $1.45 billion of community assets.

The Delivery Program and Operational Plan - What Council will deliver over the next 4 year and our annual actions

The Delivery Program and Operational Plan outlines the medium (four-year) and annual (one-year) actions that Council will deliver to work towards the community’s goals as stated in the draft Community Strategic Plan 2040.

The draft Bega Valley Shire Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017-18 also provides full financial modelling for how Council will fund the actions and maintain a strong, sustainable financial position. It includes:

  • What each service area of council does
  • Council’s activities and services for the next 12 months
  • 2017-2018 budget
  • Financial estimates for the next four years
  • Revenue Policy outlining the rates and charges for 2017-2018
  • Fees and charges for 2017-2018

Plans on exhibition:

Map showing where various rates apply in the Bega Valley Shire

How to give your feedback

To view a hard copy of these plans call into one of Council's libraries or visit the Bega office during normal opening hours.

Submissions close Wednesday 14 June 2017 close of business.

To make a submission during the exhibition period, you can:

If you have any questions please contact Sophie Thomson on (02) 6499 2246 or email



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