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. 

Council’s plans and reports under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework are outlined below: 

  • Community Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2027
    A ten-year plan that outlines the goals and aspirations of the community, captured through extensive community engagement.
  • Delivery Program 2018 – 2021 
    Principal activities for the term of the elected Council that achieve the goals and strategies of the CSP.
  • Operational Plan 2021-2022
    An annual plan of actions that support the Delivery Program and includes the annual budget allocations to support the activities to be undertaken. 
  • Resourcing Strategy
    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.

The diagram below illustrates the relationships between the 'whole-of-council' long, medium and short term planning and reporting mechanisms.

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

Delivery Program 2018-2022 (PDF 568.1KB)

2021-2022 IP&R documents

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

Revenue Policy 2021-2022 (PDF 3.7MB)

Fees and Charges 2021-2022 (PDF 1.9MB)

2020-2021 IP&R documents

Operational Plan 2020-2021 (PDF 5.8MB)

Resourcing Strategy 2020-2021 (Addedum to revised Delivery Program 2018-2022) (PDF 3.4MB)

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)