Plans, Strategies and Reports [IP&R]

The Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents has a tiered structure of plans and reports which set out our long term vision, and provides for ongoing review of progress toward that vision.

The two most important aspects of this framework are its cascading effect, whereby each plan is based on the plans that sit above or alongside it; and the perpetual monitoring and review which is undertaken at every level.

Community Strategic Plan

At the pinnacle of this framework is the Community Strategic Plan. Underneath the Community Strategic Plan sits a four year delivery plan which outlines the strategies, programs and projects Council will undertake in a given timeframe to achieve the Community Strategic Plan.

Armidale Regional Council Community Strategic Plan 2017 - 2027 (PDF 28.9MB)

The Budget and Delivery Plan

The annual budget and operating plan contains the details of what Council will do in a given year as part of its current Delivery Plan. It provides details on individual actions that will be undertaken, including through provision of ongoing services and programs. As part of the development of the budget and operating plan each year, Council also sets its fees and charges which will apply for the financial year.

Sitting alongside these elements and both informing and being informed by all other components of the framework is Council's Resourcing Strategy. The constituent elements of the strategy provide the critical link between strategies and resources.

This integrated planning framework ensures that all Council activities and resources are directed to achieving the Community Strategic Plan and ensures a high level of accountability at each level so that all actions are carried out and are consistent with Council's strategic direction.

Armidale Regional Council Operational Plan 2016-2017 (PDF 399.9KB)
Armidale Regional Council Revenue Policy 2016-2017 (PDF 4.1MB)
Armidale Regional Council Fees and Charges 2016-2017 (PDF 1.7MB)
Armidale Regional Council Long Term Financial Plan (PDF 165.5KB)


For residents formerly of Armidale Dumaresq Council
Armidale Dumaresq Council Community Strategic Plan 2013-2028 (PDF 944KB)
Armidale Dumaresq Council Annual Report 2014-2015 (PDF 3.1MB)

For residents formerly of Guyra Shire Council
Guyra Shire Council Community Strategic Plan 2013-2023 (PDF 4.7MB)
Guyra Shire Council Annual Report 2014-2015 (PDF 14.6MB)