16 May 2018
Councillors were presented with the draft 2017-2021 (revised) Delivery Program and draft 2018/19 Operational Plan, inclusive of the annual budget and fees and charges at tonight’s Ordinary Council Meeting. The documents will now be placed on public exhibition to allow the Gunnedah community an opportunity to review and provide comment.
In placing the documents on exhibition, Gunnedah Shire Council’s General Manager Eric Groth said Gunnedah Shire Council has continued to be recognised by the NSW Government as being Fit for the Future, meeting both the financial, as well as the scale and capacity criteria.
“The Operational Plan describes the actions Council will take over the next 12 months to deliver on the community’s vision for our Shire,” Mr Groth said.
“Council’s dedicated staff continue to strive to deliver efficient and quality services, and continually improve processes and practices. This plan aims to achieve Council’s continued financial sustainability while planning for growth and a positive future for our community.
“Council continues to maintain services and renew existing assets, and is establishing itself in a position where it can continue to do so into the future. I am very confident the plans presented will prove to be of great benefit to the community.”
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Gunnedah Shire Council will continue to build strong relationships with neighbouring councils as an active member of Namoi Unlimited – the Joint Organisation of Councils.
“We will continue to represent Gunnedah’s interests and advocate for local government regionally by actively being involved in Namoi Unlimited,” Cr Chaffey said.
“We are now entering our second year of the four-year delivery program under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. We continue to deliver a number of significant and positive outcomes for our community and we are confident that in the year ahead, we will complete this work and realise our community’s vision for the Gunnedah Shire.
“The past 12 months were a successful and defining year of major achievements for the Gunnedah Shire and its residents and 2018-19 is shaping up to be another significant year of delivery,” he said.
“The Operational Plan is an extremely important document that will provide the framework for Council’s service delivery for the next year. I encourage the Gunnedah community to review the proposed plans and to submit feedback to Council for consideration.”
Copies of the draft 2017-21 Delivery Plan and 2018-19 Operational Plan are available to download here or from Council’s Administration Building, Library, Visitor Information Centre and GoCo Community Care. Feedback from the community is welcome, with the closing date for submissions being Thursday, 14 June 2018.
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Photo Caption: Director Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann, Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey and General Manager Eric Groth discuss the draft 2018/19 Operational Plan.
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