Pursuant to Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council must develop and adopt plans to effectively manage its area, to be collectively known as the Strategic Management Plans.
Council's Strategic Management Plans include:
- Community Strategic Plan;
- Long Term Financial Plan; and
- Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan
The Community Strategic Plan 2009-2013 in particular, sets out the strategic direction for the Alexandrina Council for the period from 2009-2013. The plan identifies the key issues facing the Council and presents specific long-term goals and four year outcomes that will address these challenges. This Plan expires on 30 June 2013.
A Review of the 2009-13 Community Strategic Plan (refer Agenda Item 19.2) was held from November 2011 to November 2012. Following a decision of Alexandrina Council’s Meeting of 19 November 2012, a new suite of strategic management plans were adopted known as ‘Alexandrina Connecting Communities – Strategic Management Plans 2014-23’.
Alexandrina Connecting Communities – Strategic Management Plans 2014-23
The new ‘Alexandrina Connecting Communities: Our Community Plan 2014-23’ - is a living account of our community’s aspirations, interests and priorities. It guides resourcing plans such as the Long-term Financial Plan, Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan and Annual Business Plans and Budgets. It is based on significant community input, population and demographic forecasts and consideration of how Alexandrina Council might support community interests in the context of economic, social, environmental and cultural trends. The new plan will be formally published in late January 2013 and commences on 1 July 2013. Refer to the agenda papers of 19 November 2012 to view a pre-publication copy of Alexandrina Connecting Communities: Our Community Plan Part One and Part Two.
In preparation for the commencement of Our Community Plan, Council has also adopted two other strategic management plans.
The key objective of the Long Term Financial Plan 2014-2023 is financial sustainability in the medium to long term, while still achieving Council's objectives as specified in its Community Strategic Plan, ensuring that we understand the impact of decisions made today on our future.
Council has prepared the Infrastructure & Asset Management Plan to assist in determining the funding impact of our assets. These projections are based on the current understanding of asset management needs over the next 20 years and ensure that assets are maintained at a safe and functional standard that meet community expectations and cater for future growth and demographic changes.