The IP&R framework recognises that most communities share similar aspirations: a safe, healthy and pleasant place to live, a sustainable environment, opportunities for social interaction, opportunities for employment and reliable infrastructure. The difference lies in how each community responds to these needs. It also recognises that council plans and policies should not exist in isolation and that they in fact are connected.
The diagram below illustrates the relationships between the 'whole-of-council' long, medium and short term planning and reporting mechanisms.
The long-term Community Strategic Plan (CSP), based on the outcomes of engagement with the community, establishes a vision and goals which flow through consideration of the Resourcing Strategy to the specific activities and actions in the four year Delivery Program and yearly Operational Plan; all subject to ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Other strategic plans may elaborate on the CSP. Overall review of the framework coincides with the council four year election cycle and other review requirements (such as local land-use plans).
The framework promotes vertical integration - with community-based objectives informed by state-level plans and cascading down through to implementation - and horizontal integration, across Council service streams.
Armidale Regional Council Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 (PDF 27.5MB)
Delivery Program 2018-2021 (PDF 769.1KB)
2020-2021 IP&R documents
Operational Plan 2020-2021 (PDF 5.8MB)
Resourcing Strategy 2020-2021 (Incorporating Operational Budget) (PDF 3.3MB)
Revenue Policy 2020-2021 (PDF 6.4MB)
Fees and Charges 2020-2021 (PDF 2.1MB)
2019-2020 IP&R documents
Revenue Policy (Part A) - Fees and Charges 2019-2020 (PDF 2.6MB)
Revenue Policy (Part B) - Ordinary Rates and Annual Charges 2019-2020 (PDF 3.4MB)
Resourcing Strategy (Incorporating Operational Budget 2019-2020) (PDF 3.4MB)
Financial Strategy Policy 2017-2021 (PDF 788.2KB)