Integrated Planning and Reporting [IP&R]

The Framework 

Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) gives Councils a framework for establishing local priorities and linking this information to operational functions. It recognises that most communities have similar aspirations, but the response to those aspirations will involve an individual approach.

Under the IP&R Framework, all NSW Councils are required to develop and report on a set of plans and strategies in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. 
The Framework includes a reporting process to communicate the progress to the Council and the community. There is also a structured timeline for the review of all documents to ensure they remain relevant to the community, Council and operations.

Our Current Plans:

Council’s plans and reports (adopted 29 June 2022) under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework are outlined below:

Advancing Our Region Community Plan (PDF 24.3MB)

A ten-year plan that outlines the goals and aspirations of the community, captured through extensive community engagement

Delivery Program 2022-2026 (PDF 20.9MB)

A program of Council-led initiatives, across four years, that achieve the strategies of the Community Plan that are in Council’s remit

Resourcing Strategy (PDF 16.2MB)

Asset Management Strategy, Workforce Management Plan, Long-Term Financial Plan

A set of plans and strategies that ensure Council has the necessary resources and assets, and that Council plans for the future accordingly

Operational Plan and Budget 2023-2024

The Operational Plan and Budget 2023-2024 details the works and services that Council intends to undertake during the next financial year along with the proposed revenue and resourcing allocations to support Council's operational and capital activities.


Principles, policies and details of the sources of revenue and funding to be adopted and applied for the year 

Asset Management Plans

AM Maturity Assessment Report 2022  (PDF 1.9MB)
Asset Management Plan - Airport 2023 (PDF 1.3MB)
Asset Management Plan - Buildings 2023 (PDF 1.8MB)
Asset Management Plan - Transport 2023 (PDF 1.6MB)
Asset Management Plan - Stormwater 2023 (PDF 1.8MB)
Asset Management Plan - Parks 2023 (PDF 1.8MB)
Asset Management Plan - Waste 2023 (PDF 1.6MB)


The diagram below illustrates the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework including the relationships

between the 'whole-of-council' long, medium and short term planning and reporting mechanisms.

Intergrated planning and reporting framework

Community Plan- Community Engagement Summary 

During October and November 2021 Armidale Regional Council consulted with the community about what they want to see in 2032, what they love about their region and what needs to be improved.
The results of this engagement are contained in this summary report. (PDF 1MB)

Council’s plans and reports (adopted 29 June 2022) under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework are outlined below: 

2022-2023 IP&R documents

Advancing our Region Community Plan 2022-2032 (PDF 24.3MB)

Delivery Program 2022-2026 (PDF 20MB)

Resourcing Strategy (PDF 6MB)

Operational Plan & Budget 2022-2023 (PDF 15.1MB)

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Fees and Charges 2022-2023 (PDF 2.6MB)

Annual Report 2022-2023 (PDF 36.9MB)

Delivery Program 2022-2026 Progress Report - March 2023 (PDF 3.5MB)

Operational Plan 2022-2023 Progress Report - June 2023 (PDF 2.7MB)

  2021-2022 IP&R documents

Armidale Regional Council Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 (PDF 27.3MB)

Operational Plan & Budget 2021-2022 (PDF 10.6MB)

Fees and Charges 2021-2022 (PDF 1.9MB)