Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level plan that a council will prepare in accordance with Integrated Planning and Reporting legislation. It is also Council's most important strategic document. The plan identifies the community's main priorities and aspirations for its future and plans strategies for achieving these 'outcomes'.

The Community Strategic Plan 2013 - 2023 (9MB) sets the future direction for the community of North Sydney. Council prepared the plan in partnership with local residents, students, businesses, other levels of government, educational institutions and non-government community and cultural organisations.

The Community Strategic Plan is Council's most important strategic document. Council is the key driver of the plan, but its implementation is the shared responsibility of all community stakeholders. While many of the 'strategies' relate directly to Council activities, some can only be achieved with help from other stakeholders.

For its part in putting the Community Strategic Plan into practice, Council has prepared:

  • A four year Delivery Program, outlining Council's role and commitment to actions that it will take to meet the desired 'outcomes'. The Delivery Program describes the 'actions' required of Council to achieve the 'strategies' outlined in the Community Strategic Plan.
  • An annual budget and Operational Plan (within the Delivery Program) identifying the activities to be carried out in each financial year, the associated expenditure, and the key performance targets and measures that will be used to report progress. As part of the development of the budget and Operational Plan each year, Council also sets its fees and charges; and
  • Resourcing Strategy (6MB) this includes a Long Term Financial Plan, Asset Management Strategy and Workforce Strategy.

An important aspect of Council’s integrated planning and reporting framework is measuring and reporting on Council's progress in achieving the Community Strategic Plan.

For more information or copies plans contact Council's Corporate Planning Coordinator on 9936 8100 or email

The Community Strategic Plan 2013-2023 was adopted by Council on 17 June 2013. The plan came into effect on 1 July 2013


Community Engagement 2013

To ensure community and stakeholder involvement in the development of the Community Strategic Plan, Council as the custodian of the plan, implemented an engagement program Feb-June 2013. It looked at the new and emerging challenges and opportunities facing North Sydney and gathered together our community's priorities for the coming years. Council offered a number of ways to get involved in the review which are outlined in the Community Engagement Strategy (64KB).