Resourcing Strategy

In accordance with statutory Integrated Planning and Reporting requirements Council has developed a Resourcing Strategy. While the Community Strategic Plan provides a vehicle for expressing long-term community aspirations, these goals and objectives can not be achieved without sufficient resources (time, money, assets and people) to carry them out. Some strategies identified in the Community Strategic Plan are the responsibility of Council, while others are the responsibility of other levels of government and others rely on input from community groups or individuals. The Resourcing Strategy addresses the strategies that are the responsibility of Council.

Resourcing Strategy (6MB)

Council's Resourcing Strategy consists of three components:

  1. Long-term financial planning
  2. Asset management planning
  3. Workforce management planning

1. Long Term Financial Plan

This Plan reflects Council's desire and capacity to deliver the strategies, initiatives, works and programs identified in the Community Strategic Plan and Delivery Program. The Long Term Financial Plan is underpinned by Council’s Financial Management Policy. The plan includes:

  • projected income and expenditure, balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • planning assumptions used to develop the plan
  • sensitivity analysis - highlights factors/assumptions most likely to affect the plan
  • financial modelling for different scenarios e.g. planned/optimistic/conservative
  • methods of monitoring financial performance.

Council has resolved to adopt Scenario 2 of the Long Term Financial Plan. The financial  estimates in the delivery Program are based on Scenario 2.

 

2. Asset Management Strategy

Council has a significant portfolio of community infrastructure assets under its care and control. The Asset Management Strategy accounts for and plans for all of the existing assets under its ownership, and any new asset solutions proposed in the Community Strategic Plan and Delivery Program.

The Asset Management Strategy is underpinned by Council’s Asset Management Policy and sub-plans (Asset Management Plan, also Property Asset Management Plan) that identify all built assets under Council's ownership and outline risk management strategies for them.

 

3. Workforce Strategy

Council’s Workforce Strategy addresses the human resourcing requirements of its Delivery Program. It ensures Council has the people best able to achieve its strategic direction and deliver appropriate services effectively and efficiently. The plan includes:

  • analysis of current workforce and identification of gaps
  • forecasts of workforce requirements
  • strategies to address gaps
  • methods of periodic monitoring and evaluation.

For more information or hard copies of these documents please contact Council's Governance and Corporate Planning Manager on 9936 8100.