Delivery Program, Operational Plan & Budget
The Delivery Program and Operational Plan is the point at which the community's strategic goals are systematically translated into actions.
The Delivery Program is a statement of commitment to the community from each newly elected council. In preparing the program, Council is accounting for its stewardship of the community's long-term goals, outlining what it intends to do towards achieving these goals during its term of office and what its priorities will be.
The Delivery Program replaces the former Management Plan requirements. It is designed as the single point of reference for all activities undertaken by Council during each term of office. All plans, projects, activities and funding allocations must be directly linked to this Program.
Supporting the Delivery Program is an annual Operational Plan. It spells out the details of the Program – the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken each year to achieve the commitments made in the Delivery Program.
Each new council will be responsible for preparing a new Delivery Program and will be held accountable for implementing the program within its term. The outgoing Council is required to report to the community on what it has achieved in this regard.
The Council must review its Delivery Program each year when preparing the Operational Plan. Any significant amendments to the Program must be re-exhibited.