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.
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 2013-2017 Delivery Program
Click here to see our
2011-2015 Delivery Program
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 2016-2017 Operational Plan
Click here to see our 2015-2016 Operational Plan
Click here to see our 2014-2015 Operational Plan
Click here to see our 2013-2014 Operational Plan
Click here to see our
2012-2013 Operational Plan
Statement of Revenue Policy
Click here to see our 2016-17 Statement of Revenue Policy
Click here to see our 2015-16 Statement of Revenue Policy
Click here to see our 2014-15 Statement of Revenue Policy
- Quarter 1 Review, 30 Sept 2016 - to view click here
Click here to view previous Quarterly Reviews
Annual Report and State of the Environment Report 2016-2017
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 on the image below to view an animated version of the Annual Report (PDF version available 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.
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.
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