Better Practice Review
Lachlan Shire Council faces a number of challenges, particularly in relation to improving its governance framework and achieving financial sustainability.
The review team has prepared the following Action Plan to record the areas requiring development and proposed actions arising from the Promoting Better Practice Review. Areas and actions already captured in the Council’s Organisation Development Plan have been noted in the Progress Report Column. A notional risk rating for each area has also been included in the priority column.
The Council is asked to review each area, the proposed actions and the risk ratings allocated. It is suggested that once confirmed, the additional areas and actions identified by the review team be included in the Council Improvement Plan. The Council is encouraged to include start and finish dates based on priority as soon as practicable. It is critical that the Senior Management Team monitor progress against the tasks in the Council Improvement Plan and report to the Council quarterly.
The Council is also encouraged to review the linkages between the Council Improvement Plan and its suite of Integrated Planning and Reporting documents. As part of this process, start and completion dates, as well as indicative costs, should also be included in the Council Improvement Plan.