At the Council meeting on 28 March 2023, it was resolved to put the draft Operational Plan for 2023-24 on exhibition for community feedback. The Operational Plan highlights the activities and capital works projects, budget, rating structure and fees and charges for the 2023-24 financial year.
The Operational Plan is prepared annually to set out a roadmap for Council’s deliverables against its services and in line with the five themes of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP)- belonging, smart, green, responsible, and liveable. The Operational Plan includes:
- Information about the area
- Planned actions and capital works projects
- Financial position
- Statement of revenue
- Fees and charges
Council’s commitment to ratepayers and residents going forward is to maintain financial sustainability and is proposed that in 2023-24, Council will receive $656.4M in operational revenue and spend $653.6M on services and operational functions, resulting in a small surplus of $2.8M (excluding capital grants and contributions). Council’s capital works program commits $202.4 million to improve and expand Council’s asset portfolio. Key indicators for success are achieving the Delivery Program, continued productivity improvements, identification of alternative revenue streams and continued fiscal accountability.
Below is a map of the draft Capital Works Program 2023-24 which includes suburb specific projects. Projects classified as 'Region Wide' are not able to be included on the map, but details can be viewed in the Draft Operational Plan 2023-24
Have Your Say
Council invited the community to share their feedback on Council’s draft Operational Plan 2023-24. The plan was open for community consultation between 9am 3 April and 5pm 1 May 2023 by:
- Completing the online submission form (preferred)
- email: email@example.com
- Post: PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259 addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Farmer
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The Operational Plan details the actions that Council must carry out to achieve the objectives outlined in Council’s Community Strategic Plan and is essential in effective workforce management.
This Draft Operational Plan 2023-24 represents Council moving from financial recovery to financially sustainability, with a small surplus to be achieved. Council’s commitment to ratepayers and residents going forward is to maintain financial sustainability, whilst being able to respond to community expectations and growth in the region. Key indicators for success are achieving the Delivery Program, continued productivity improvements, identification of alternative revenue streams and continued fiscal accountability. Council will continue to report progress to the community on a quarterly and annual basis.
Council staff will review submissions and make necessary changes to the draft documents. A summary of submissions and the changes made as a result of submissions and other circumstances will be presented to Council at the 27 June Council meeting. Adoption of the documents will also be sought at this meeting.
The submissions include valuable community input and feedback and will be used to help provide the community with more information, clarify deliverables and other information, as well as include or remove works or inform the future of projects and other works.
How can I have my say?
The community was invited to submit general feedback as well as land-specific comments from Monday 3 April to 5pm Monday 1 May 2023, via.
- the online submission form (preferred)
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- post: PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259