Burwood 2030 Community Strategic Plan



Our Plan – Our Future

The NSW Government integrated planning reforms for local councils

In 2009 the Minister for Local Government introduced the Local Government Amendment (Planning and Reporting) Bill to Parliament which requires all NSW councils to produce a long term Community Strategic Plan, with a four year delivery program and an annual operational plan linked to the longer term planning outcomes.

The new framework encourages councils to integrated their various plans and strategise their works and services based on community priorities that have been identified through consultation and engagement.

The clear goal is to turn community aspirations into reality, to ensure Council’s priorities are set according to our residents’ needs, to guarantee transparency in the decision-making process and to promote cooperation between all government levels, community groups and business.

Integrated Planning at Burwood

Here at Burwood we have called this new exciting process BURWOOD2030.

Following an extensive community engagement program with community and stakeholders, we developed our 20 year Community Strategic Plan, which is set to become the blueprint for any Council activity in the future.

Delivery Program

Cascading from our long term Community Strategic Plan is the four year Delivery Program, listing the strategic actions Council has identified as necessary to achieve the community’s priorities.

Click here to see our Delivery Program 2018-2021

Operational Plan

The Delivery Program is then support by an annual Operational Plan, which details Council’s budget and identifies the specific initiatives that are able to be funded each year.

Click here to see our Operational Plan 2018-2019

Statement of Revenue Policy

Click here to see our 2018-19 Statement of Revenue Policy
Click here to see our 2017-18 Statement of Revenue Policy

Quarterly Reviews

  • Quarter 1 Review, 30 Sept 2017 - to view click here
  • Quarter 2 Review, 31 Dec 2017 - to view click here
  • Quarter 3 Review, 31 Mar 2018 - to view click here

Click here to view previous Quarterly Reviews

Annual Report and State of the Environment Report 2017-2018

The document offers a report on our performance, listing Council's financial position, our achievement and outlining plans we intend to implement in the future.

Click here to view a copy.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements for the Period ending 30 June 2018 - Click here

End of Term Report 2012-2017

The outgoing Council is required under Section 428(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 to report on Council’s progress in implementing the Community Strategic Plan during its term.

The report outlines how the Council is progressing towards achieving the social, environmental, economic and civic leadership objectives of the Burwood2030 Community Strategic Plan.

Click here to view the latest report.

Resourcing Strategy

In order to achieve the community’s long term aspirations and needs identified in the Burwood2030 Plan, Council assessed its current and forecasted capacity and resources (in particular money, people and assets) to carry them out. 

The result of the analysis of current and future capacity is translated into Burwood Council’s Resourcing Strategy, which consists of three components:

- Long Term Financial Plan
- Asset Management Plan
- Workforce Plan

Long Term Financial Plan 2013 – 2023

The Long Term Financial Plan reflects Council's desire and capacity to deliver the strategies, initiatives, works and programs identified in the 2030 Community Strategic Plan and in the 4-year Delivery Program.

The Long Term Financial Plan 2013 -2023 includes:

• projected income and expenditure, balance sheet and cash flow statement
• planning assumptions used to develop the Plan
• sensitivity analysis - highlights factors/assumptions most likely to affect the Plan
• financial modelling for different scenarios e.g. planned/optimistic/conservative
• methods of monitoring financial performance.

Asset Management Plan 2011/12 – 2020/21

With the Asset Management Plan, Council undertakes an assessment and plans for all assets under its ownership, and for any new asset solutions proposed in the Burwood2030 Community Strategic Plan and in the Delivery Program.

The Asset Management Plan includes an overarching Asset Management Policy identifying all built assets under Council’s control and risk management strategies for them.

More information:

Burwood Buildings Asset Management Plan  
Infrastructure Asset Management Plan 
Council Asset Revaluation 

Workforce Plan 2011/12-2015/16

The Workforce Plan addresses the human resourcing requirements of Council’s four year Delivery Program.

The Workforce Plan ensures Burwood Council has the people and the capacity to continue its strategic direction and deliver services in an efficient and effective manner.


If you have any questions or comments on the integrated planning process at Burwood, please contact Council on (02) 9911 9808 or write to council@burwood.nsw.gov.au